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Guest Post: Travelling India and Nepal

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Guest Post: Travelling India and Nepal

By Wendy G.

It’s amazing how quickly you adapt. At home you would be horrified and shocked if your taxi driver had to swerve to avoid a  cyclist, pedestrian, oncoming traffic and a cow in quick succession, especially if you had no doors! After one week you apparently can take it in your stride without blinking.

Also you blithely risk life and limb by walking along the pitted road to avoid the holes, hawkers, cow poo and other excrement on the foot path. Happily weaving your way in front of trucks and buses confident that they will somehow manage to avoid hitting you. You even allow perfect strangers to cover you in powdered dye from head to toe,  smiling and laughing all the while. This is the power of India.

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I’m outta here!

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I’m outta here!

By this time tomorrow I’ll be on a plane well on  my way to Dubai from where, after a brief stopover (just long enough to stretch legs and change planes) I will head to Delhi.

This holiday has snuck up on me, like so many before it. We (as in, me and my Aunty Wendy) booked it ages ago, handed over our money, and then I pretty much forgot about it! It is usually my style to leave packing to the day before and my excitement to international departures.

For those of you who’ve been asking what I’ll see when I’m there (and who have met, without exception, with a blank stare and a shrug) here is the itinerary:

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Guest Post: What happens in Bollywood, stays in Bollywood

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Guest Post: What happens in Bollywood, stays in Bollywood

By Wendy G.

In this large, noisy family I’ve never really spent enough time individually with my nieces and nephews. However I am always ready to share with others my love and pride in the wonderful people they have become. I have taken for granted that they know how I feel.

I am incredibly impressed and inspired by the achievements of my beautiful goddaughter but have never really got around to letting her know.

In fact there is an awful lot of things that I don’t quite get around to doing (I don’t think I’m Robinson Crusoe in this regard). Life, work, friends, family etc etc always take up my thoughts and time.

When Amanda first put out her request for list suggestions it really got me thinking about what my goals were before I turned thirty…

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Get it India

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Get it India

I’ve always loved a good pun, and when I first saw the retail food chain “Get it India” I was beside myself with the general punnyness of it all. As the Thai restaurants of Australia know all too well, there’s nothing like a good pun to bring in the pun-ters. We’ve got “Thaitanic” and “Thai Riffic” out our way. Then of course there’s the hairdresser ‘Do or Dye’, which works on so many levels.

You might even say it has layered meaning.

Oh, I kill me!

Are the local businesses in your area as creative with their names? I hope so.

Anyway, my point is not really to talk about puns (as awesome as they are), my point is to announce that I have managed to scrounge together some pennies and I think I might actually manage to tick off list items 8 and 18 in one fell swoop! That is, I’m going to book a trip to India and Nepal, with a plan to “live and work” there too!

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