Post # 1
Has anyone been to India? or Just randomly booked a trip to get away for themselves?
I would love to hear all about it!
I just booked a trip (literally 10 minutes ago) and don’t have anyone here to tell so I thought I’d share my excitement with you all!
Long story short- this year hasn’t been the best, to sound incredibly self indulgent I have not been in the best headspace and at 22 very much in the middle of being confused about who I am, where I am headed and what I want to do with my life. I feel like everyone around me is on track and making progress and I am stuck in this rut of indecisiveness and insecurity.
Hopefully this trip away- just for me by myself will be a chance to meet some new people and refocus and relearn who I am and come back happier and healthier.
I will only be away for 2 weeks and will stay in the North of India but I am so excited! I am going with a British Company called Traveleyes that does adventure tours for both sighted (me) and blind travellers. It will be a trip full of new experiences.
I just had to share and thought some Bee outthere might have some Indian recommendations, a similar story or words of advice!
Post # 3
India is one of the places I want to visit most.
Be prepared, I’ve heard it’s sort of culture shock, and you may see some intense poverty. It sounds like a perfect self-discovery trip.
Post # 4
We planned a trip to Rome in about a week. We knew we were planning on going but never pulled the trigger and then once we did it was full speed ahead.
Have a great time. But be very careful, there’s a lot of controversies going on over there. Enjoy and be safe!
Post # 5
Amazing! India is an experience, it’s such a culture shock, but you’ll be changed for the better by going there. More enriched on a personal level.
The noise, the sights, heat, smell…it’s just so different.
If you need help planning? Or have questions…just ask.
Post # 6
Last year after a bad breakup with my ex I woke up one day and thought “I wanna get as far away from him as possible” (in the US since I have no passport lol. So I asked my mom wanna go to Florida with me?? She laughed thinking I was joking. No seriously, I get my taxes back any day now…let’s get the f%*% outta here!!! Lol So we did 🙂 best trip ever, nothing was planned, we just winged it and relaxed.
Post # 7
i booked our upcoming trip to morocco in about 20 minutes from ‘hmmm how about morocco?’ to ‘sweet, it’s booked!’
have the BEST time!
i’ve heard amazing things about india – i firmly believe that if you enter every new country with a smile and an open mind, the place will take care of you 🙂 enjoy it!
Post # 8
Make sure you get a visa! I had a friend who was going on an amazing trip to India but got stopped at the airport because she’d forgotten the visa and couldn’t go!
Post # 9
I’ve been told that India is really intense… huge culture shock… but it is supposed to be fantastic. I’m sure you’ll love it! I always wanted to go.
Have you tried reading the Lonely Planet guidebooks? I like them a lot.
Post # 10
awesome! have a great time.
Post # 11
Crazy? Nope. To be envied? YES!
I have only been for work. I was in Delhi and then took a few days to myself to see the Taj Mahal and a few of the other sites around there (day trip to Agra) and explore Delhi. I would LOVE to go back to India. The Taj will blow your mind.
I am an Asian woman and was constantly photographed by people (men and school children, women knew better). I was with a client (caucasian man) who could not get over how fascinated people were with me.
One thing you should talk to your doctor about – do you need malaria pills? Mine recommended them and my friend’s dad who is Indian Canadian caught malaria the last time he was there. She said it was just awful, so I took them but i know it’s not for everyone and there are side effects (mine weren’t that bad but some people feel really awful.)
I had a pretty cushy experience since I was staying at a 5-star hotel (thanks client) so can’t really offer any advice on hotels (although your tour company should cover that anyway.) Either way, no matter where you stay some of the usual precautions apply – don’t drink the water (bottled, sealed only) or have ice, don’t eat street food (boo, it looked amazing.) Don’t flaunt your camera or phone (I was in the car shooting with my camera with the window partially down and the driver told me to be careful because someone might ride up on a motorcycle and grab the camera.)
Have a great time!
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
So jealous!! I want to go to India so badly.
I’ve gone on a bunch of solo vacations before including two to Ghana, and all of them were awesome. You’re gonna have a great time! Take a ton of pictures!!
Post # 13
@justjade: India is awesome! I have lived in India (but in the south) and travelled quite extensively.
I always say that India is both the best and worst, and a real assult on your senses. It is loud (seiously louder then you could imagine), smelly, people are always up in your business (it’s so crowded), yet also beautiful. Lovely people, delicious food.
Where are you going?
Post # 14
I have been to India and I agree with what others who have been there have posted. It’s an amazing experience. Just make sure to get your shots and medications you might need, read up on what to expect and don’t forget the visa 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@justjade: That sounds amaaazzzing! I’ve never been to India but it’s on my travel bucketlist!
My BFF and I booked a spontaneous trip to Ireland, and it was so.much.fun. I’m sure you’ll have a blast too!
Invest in a money belt to keep your money and passport safe, and keep your best wits on you – but as long as you’re always aware of your surroundings and stay safe, you’ll have fun 🙂 When I traveled abroad by myself I made photo copies of all my IDs and credit cards, and when one of my CCs was actually stolen, it was so helpful to have the card number and the 1-800 number to dial so I could report it immediately!
Post # 16
Just make sure you drink only bottled water! 🙂