My trip to India is soon! In less than a week, I'm hopping on a plane and going to be away from my family for the longest stretch of time EVER. The longest Aaron and I have been apart since we met over ten years ago was 4 nights. This is going to be 8 nights.... so that's a bit crazy. I also haven't had a long vacation since Christmas, so I know I need this time off. And it's going to really be time off, as I'll be alone, only responsible for myself and completely offline. The cost of being able to have my iPhone working in India seems not really worth the luxury.
I'm lucky in that I have Suzanne's brother to hang out with in New Delhi - he lives and teaches law there. So he will meet me at the airport and has already given me great advice for the trip. I arrive on Sunday night, and then I will do some sightseeing in New Delhi Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday is the wedding that I'm actually making the trip for. I went a little hog wild and bought 2 outfits so that I'll 'fit in' for the two day affair. The reception is Tuesday night, so I'm planning on wearing this:
I'm kind of nervous that I'm going to sweat like a pig, I've been told that the wedding hall doesn't have A/C but it does have fans. (Great. Fans. That'll help. Not.). Both of these outfits are silk. Lightweight... but still. So I'm thinking the darker one for the nighttime event where I think I'll be talking to more people. Maybe the pools of sweat won't show as much.
This is the original outfit I bought, before I realized that it was a two day affair. The wedding itself is the next morning at 7 AM - so I think it may be cooler then?
Who knows. At least I'll look pretty. It's kind of exciting to get to dress up like this - obviously I'd never wear a Salwar Kameez and anything with all this beading.... so that is exciting in itself. Plus, all the travel plans (I'm going to see the Taj Mahal!). I'm guessing this is going to be a big adventure, but probably exhausting too.