What’s on your to do list this week?
Mine looks a little like this:
- Take last dose of typhoid vaccine.
- Finish book club book (we’re reading “The Dress Lodger”).
- Add reminder to take malaria prophylaxis to calendar.
- Purchase 230 Volts/50 Hz electrical adapter.
- Backup phone.
- Purchase tickets for Halloween carnival at kids’ school.
- Backup laptop.
- Charge camera.
- Practice PowerPoint presentation.
- Make sure international calling plan is set up correctly.
- Update family calendar for the next three weeks.
- Clean out email.
- Buy new black pants.
Was it the mention of typhoid and malaria that tipped you off? If so, perhaps you guessed—correctly, I might add!—that I’m soon to be off on a trip. A BIG TRIP.
This time next week, I’ll be on the plane to India, traveling more than 7,600 miles from home.
My trip will be a total of 10 days, including travel time. I’ll be in Mumbai and Delhi, with, hopefully, a side trip to the Taj Mahal. I’m going for work, speaking at a conference and meeting with colleagues about possible collaborations.
I’ve traveled a fair bit, but I have never been to India. I am VERY excited, as it’s always been on my travel wish list. I’m also a little apprehensive, though: this trip will be the longest I’ll have been separated from my husband and kids. That will be hard. But the trip is a great opportunity for me to stretch out of my professional comfort zone, so off I’m going.
Verizon Wireless tells me my phone will work in India, so look for updates via social media, and, if I am lucky, a blog post here and there. I’m starting a hashtag for the trip, #redshuttersinindia. Keep an eye out for me!
Photo credit: Norma Desmond via photopin cc
I’m SO jealous! I’ve always wanted to go to India! Have a wonderful trip. Take a million pictures!
Have an amazing time!
Have an incredible time and be careful! Can’t wait to see photos!
Safe travels! My parents went here about 2 years ago and loved it. Very different (cows in the streets, the traffic, etc.) but such a great vibe!
Have a great time! That’s so exciting. I hope you make it to the Taj Mahal. I’ll be watching for updates. 🙂
INDIA! So exciting!!! I’m sure the food will be out of this world!! I can understand being worried about leaving your family and being so far from them – but it sounds like it’s a fantastic opportunity for you…and you won’t be gone forever! Enjoy!
OH MY!!! Thrilled and excited and nervous for you, my friend! Have a blast. Great post – I will be keeping up with you via social!
This is going to be an epic adventure. Have so much fun and I will live vicariously through your social media shares!
Have an amazing time! My sister went to India and loved it!
Pro-tip, if you aren’t taking probiotics, start loading up on them now..hopefully you will avoid any tummy issues!
I’m so glad I read your post! What an amazing trip. Enjoy every minute. I agree with Krystyn-probiotics would be helpful. Fingers crossed that you can post some fabulous photos while your traveling. Can’t wait to follow along. Have fun!!
How exciting! I can’t wait to see all of your social media updates. Have fun!
India has always been on my list of of must see countries!– Cannot wait to follow along!
This is so amazing! I hope you have a blast! Dan went to India a couple years ago and it was a great trip for him too, he was also there for work.
Cannot wait to hear all about it!