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Christmas in Calcutta!
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- Subject: Christmas in Calcutta!
- From: "Roberta Jenkins" <robertajenkins@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2004 20:55:42 +0900
Well, the travel agent just called, and I'm going to India!!!!! Until
now I was just on a waiting list for tickets and things were not looking
too good for this year's winter outing (expenses wise)...and then voila!
The universe smiles in my direction!!
I leave Korea on the 17th, with a one week stopover in Bangkok. So,
friends in Seoul, look for me around the 15th or 16th for a catch-up
before I go. My flight to Calcutta goes Christmas Eve (not such a bad
way to pass that particular holiday - hmm, seems like last year I was on
a train in China Christmas Eve, new tradition perhaps?), and by
Christmas morning I should be very wide eyed-overwhelmed in the chaos of
Calcutta. Probably wondering what the heck I was thinking (though I'm
sure that will pass quickly enough)!! I don't return to Korea until the
16th of February.
I find the idea of India both thrilling and a little terrifying. Not
exactly sure why it seems so much bigger an endeavor than China, but it
does. Luckily for me, I will not be going it completely alone. My
friend Erik and his family (father, brother) will either be with me when
I arrive, or will follow shortly after me. They are due to leave
Kunming (China) tomorrow to begin their journey to Bangkok overland,
taking roughly the same route I took in the summer, except in reverse.
The plan is to meet up in Bangkok, but my tickets for India are a few
days ahead of what we had planned, so we'll see how it all works out.
Either way, it's nice to know there will be friendly faces around
I am looking forward to the week in Thailand first, to get back into the
swing of travel in a now-familiar place. And to visiting my friend
Sarah - a fellow traveller I met on the road in Laos this summer (so
make your plans now Sarah, the tickets are bought!!). Yikes, just over
a week!! Suddenly it seems so close!!!
If you haven't already guessed from the tone of the words, I am pretty
excited at the moment. Bouncing around my little attic like a jumping
bean on speed. Best hit the gym and run off some of this excess energy,
or I won't sleep a wink tonight! In the meantime, be well. You are
thought of VERY often (yes, each of you!!), and I am looking forward to
hearing about whatever is new (or old!) with you soon!! Much love!!!