Poll: How much do you want to see of India?

In a little less than 2 months, I am heading to India for the first time ever. I have been planning to go to India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal since around 2013 or so, but never worked up the courage to go there alone. The thought of being in a really unfamiliar place alone scares me a little. I’m not sure how I managed to go alone to Manila in 2001 but it was a little easier since I was a bit familiar with their culture and religion. I was also used to their accents.

Of course, while I’m exploring India, I plan to document it as much as I can. The members of my family and I haven’t always been really that great at documenting vacations, so it will be a challenge. I think that I am more inclined to do a better job if other people want to see the things that I see while I am there. I also want to make sure that I have a “record” of this trip because I don’t think anything exists from my Manila trip except for some pesos.

My plan in India is to see the architecture, natural parks (mountains [if possible], waterfalls, etc), temples, beaches, and all of that stuff. I’m so into the natural stuff. I love that and wish I could do more things like that here in Australia. I love the outdoors. That might be some of my small town Texan upbringing. I think the parts of India that I’m going to will really surprise me in a good way. I’m looking forward to it a lot.

I also want to eat–a lot.

I am really hoping to get to interact with the people there. For some reason, I want to see how the people are there. I want to see how good (or bad) I communicate with people there. I am pretty shy though, so we’ll see how that goes.

So that brings me to my poll question:

How interested are you in my trip to India? (How much do you want me to show you?)

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Please note that I can’t/won’t post anything too personal in these updates (which will probably be videos). It’s more about showing you India through my eyes and not focused on my relationship with my partner. I’m basically asking the question before I go so I can do my artwork on my computer before I head off. I’m not going to have access to my regular computer while I’m there. You’ll probably see one final video when I am back. 🙂

India in the Near Future

I disappeared for a while. I didn’t get kidnapped or anything while I was in Sydney. I knew once I got back, the next week would be really busy, so naturally I just kept all my thoughts to myself unless you are one of my unfortunate Twitter followers. There were a few things happening this week though.

indian-foodI mentioned a while back that I was planning to go to India. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen then. My whirlwind week consisted of getting told that I’m going to go to India, applied for my visa, getting that visa approved, and booking tickets. So, it’s a done deal and I will be heading off to India for about a month a few weeks after getting married.

Traveling has always made me a little anxious. I don’t really know why but have an idea that it’s because I don’t really like crowded places. I also don’t like flying, but once we take off, I’m usually fine, even when we land. I’ve flown a lot and I thought I’d probably get over it, but I haven’t. Take offs have always been a little unsettling for me, but I know I’m not alone in thinking that way.peacocks

I’m not really that great with going to unfamiliar places because, as I said when I went to Sydney, I have a fear that I’m going to get lost or stolen. When I go places, I usually just stay inside and don’t do too many touristy things. I’m going to try to work past this for this trip.

I think a lot of my anxiety will be alleviated because I’m going on this trip with my partner. I don’t think I’d go if I had to go or come back alone. I think that was one of the reasons I didn’t want to go last time because I’m just that horrible with unfamiliar places.

I’ll see how it goes. I know I’ll probably be putting random thoughts until I leave and showing you some pretty cool things once I get there.