Day 19 – Final Day in India

We had a great sleep-in then headed straight to the apparently world-famous breakfast buffet. Derek had read about it before, but I had no idea what to expect. It was nothing like anything I’d ever seen before. There was every sort of breakfast food you would ever want. I wished I had a bigger stomach. There was traditional Indian breakfast items like curried chickpeas and … Continue reading Day 19 – Final Day in India

Day 18 – Luxury Lad… Luxury

Before heading back to Delhi, we had a big bucket list item to scratch off the list while in Kathmandu. We had a flight to see Mount Everest. The flight left at 7 am. One flight left before ours and our flight status changed to “waiting for visibility report.” The flight status on the screen appeared to be updated in Microsoft Word, as we could … Continue reading Day 18 – Luxury Lad… Luxury

Day 11 – Varanasi – The Ganges and a surprise rooftop patio

We met the group at 6 for our sunrise boat tour on the Ganges. Again, just incredible and surreal. Our CEO explained about the bacteria in the Ganges that eats other bacteria and viruses, which I had seen in a documentary before. The morning was more about the daily life, watching laundry being done and people bathing in the river. We also saw cremations being … Continue reading Day 11 – Varanasi – The Ganges and a surprise rooftop patio

Day 10 – Waking up on the train / Varanasi

We all slept well on the overnight train. I was woken up by hands under my sheet, which freaked me out, I lifted my eye mask and it was just Derek. Phew! It was 6 am. I slept for a bit longer, until I heard we were close to a stop where we had a 20 minute stop. The stop was in Allahabad. Most of … Continue reading Day 10 – Waking up on the train / Varanasi

Day 9 – Orchha and the Overnight Train

We didn’t have to meet our group till 11 am, so we all figured it would be great to sleep in. 6:30 am hit and speakers came on with a man speaking Hindi. Followed by a female singing. It stopped for a while, then repeated. There would be no sleeping in. We later found out this was the lifeguard talking to people bathing in the … Continue reading Day 9 – Orchha and the Overnight Train