Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Travel Bug is Back

Hubby and I have a loooong list of places to visit. (From Cape Town to the Galapagos Islands, I tell you the list is rather long.)  

We take it seriously. Really. We don't want to wait until we're too old to travel and see the world. Neither do we travel first class. Sometimes we splurge but most of the time we backpack. We've been around and we just love every single moment of it.

This time around, we are seriously contemplating a trip to this side of the world in a month's time.

 (images via lonely planet)

I am tasked to do the planning. How does one even begin to plan a holiday to India??

Overwhelming is an understatement. And so is 'excited.' Have you ever been? Travel tips are most welcome.


  1. there's no cure for the travel bug. what a great trip that would be--not that i've been there--but weather is a huge consideration. as is taking little ones. that's why for us, with three in tow, we're waiting till the smallest is bigger. have fun planning!

  2. Thanks norbyah! No cure at all, I know! As for the little one, as much as we want to bring her, we know it is not a good idea.. Oh well. We better pick a child-friendlier spot next time :)

  3. If you want to do India with the little one, I would recommend Goa (with it's wonderful mix of Indian and Portuguese influence!) - North Goa is amazing. I recommend going right before tourist season starts or right after it ends. I've been twice and can't wait to go again. I haven't been to Kerala but I imagine that might be a bit more child friendly as well. Norbyah's got a good point about the weather - my boyfriend and his friends hadn't done their research and got an absolutely great deal on a trip to Rajasthan last May - when they got there they realised why. The temperatures were running an average of 43-47 degrees and they really struggled with the heat.

  4. Hey, thanks for the useful tips Anna! Now, I'm really getting so into this planning that I am beyond overwhelmed! There's so much to see and do, so little time. We are worried about the weather too but looks like April is the only time we have. Can you recommend any good resorts in Goa?

  5. Hi Mikka,

    I think April could be quite nice in Goa - it's after the main tourist season (which is nice because it won't be too rammed!) but I think the weather is still ok. In terms of resorts, I guess it depends a bit on what you like. Do you prefer to stay in a city or near the beach or somewhere more remote? A big fancy resort or smaller family feel hotel? Panjim (the capital) is a reasonable drive to the resorts near the beach if you prefer to be in a city - it has the benefits of having nice shopping, restaurants, etc. I stayed in Candolim both times which was fine (on beach, some great restaurants, a bit calmer than Anjuna/ Baga, but still close enough to get to lots of places. I'm not sure if the resorts get really quiet in April (not necessarily a bad thing, but it depends on what you like!) If you let me know what types of things you are looking for I can also check other recommendations with a friend of mine who is from Goa.