So, India. I’m back home now and I can say it was wonderful, and I am very grateful to be home safely. Don’t get me wrong, whilst the trip was amazing – the food, the people, the vistas – it’s been nice returning to London and being just one of many faces in a crowd.
Miwa and I were very popular in India. Not in the sense that we had many friends in India, although actually in hindsight I would say we definitely made a few along the way! But we were popular in the sense that at any given time, there were a lot of eyeballs on us. I felt like that 2pac album! This might be the dream of some, but for me, who struggles being the centre of attention, it wasn’t really ideal.
Managing the stares and photo requests for 10 days was a pretty big signifier to me that I’m not cut out for a celebrity life, so I’ll have to put my dreams of becoming a pop star on the back burner for now. So while the trip extinguished that dream, it paved the way for another, and I do feel like I’ve come home from this time up and away with a renewed confidence and awareness of myself. As well as, of course, two missing wheels on my suitcase! More on that later.
I have put together a list of all the things that I want to write about in accordance to this trip, to document it well and share my experience with my future self and also you, dearest reader.
You can use this post as a contents page going forward to navigate the whole experience. Really excited to live it all again.
- The Claridges Hotel
- Shopping at Lajpat Nagar
- Staying at Lake Pichola Hotel
- 24 hours in Udaipur
- Pearl Palace Heritage
- Sightseeing in Jaipur
- The long road from Jaipur to Agra
- Taj Resorts Hotel
- The Taj Mahal
- Mehtab Bagh
- Taking an Indian Train
- The Main Event
- Country Inn & Suites
- What to expect from an Indian Wedding