For our honeymoon my fiance and I will be going to India. If you are like most people that have been informed of this, your reaction is probably “oh!” Not an excited “oh!” but the same kind of “oh!” you would hear if you ordered a cheeseburger, but without the bread, hold the burger, hold the cheese, hold the tomatoes (so basically some pickles and onions).
Yes, it’s a kind of confused, I don’t know what to do with this “oh!”
My mom pointed out that it could be because we are breaking from the standard enjoy the beach kind of trip. Our trip will involve a lot of movement and it’s going to be a real pain to get there. But you know what? We have the opportunity to take a great big trip and see someplace new, so why not make it someplace VERY new and so far away that a future trip there seems unlikely due to an increasing list of responsibilities as we get older?
Yes, we may experience “Delhi belly” (an adorable way of saying diarrhea), and yes, we may run ourselves ragged in our pursuit to see as much as possible (this is more my style trip, we have planned rest times because my fiance knows me and that I will feel the need to constantly move if we have not planned rest times), and yes, we will definitely overspend on items while the locals laugh and make fun of us in any of 22 languages … BUT, we are going to ride elephants! And we are going to stay in a PALACE! And we are going to experience sights, sounds, smells, and cultures that will be brand new to us. And we are going to get diarrhea! Oh, wait.
Do you have any tips for us on our global travels? I have been reading up on India but the more information, the better.