Published: September 6th 2012September 6th 2012
Namaste Everyone! After months of planning, my trip to India is so close I can almost taste it. I've had all my injections, my malaria tablets and industrial strength insect repellent are already packed and ready to go and now I just have the weekend to wait. I've learned a few basic Hindi phrases but everyone I talk to tells me that in Mumbai, everyone speaks English so I should be okay on that front. I've done my research and my working visa is in place in my passport. Boxes are ticked.
Twenty eight days in a foreign land, a world so very different than my own, awaits. I'll be posting frequently so I'm hoping that my friends will be able to savour, through me, the wonders of India. I can't wait.
Oh, and the day I arrive, Mumbai is scheduled for 130mm (or about five inches) of rain. Travelling there on the tail end of the monsoon season, I suppose that's only to be expected, but I won't allow that to dampen my excitement. India, here I come!