In about 20 minutes, I’ll be hopping in a taxi to head to SeaTac and the first leg of my journey to India. This past week, colleagues, family and friends have all been asking me if I was excited about my upcoming trip. Frankly, work has been so hectic with 2010 planning and budgets and finally packing, that I haven’t had much time to think about the adventure ahead. It should sink in once I’m on the plane – then the anticipation and excitement will kick in.
In 2006, I traveled with a group of UW alumni and friends to North India, mostly visiting the state of Rajasthan. I still consider it one of my most favorite trips. Brightly colored saris, crazy driving and traffic, cows in the road, friendly locals, a wonderful tour group and refreshing local beer – what a trip! I wonder how South India will be different and how it will be the same. I’m looking forward to these discoveries and hope to share the experience with you as we go along.