I haven't allowed myself to really think about our trips to Indonesia and India this summer. First, standing between me and that trip are 3 more months of living in Cambodia, a consultancy that needs to be completed, a visit by my sisters and Ryan, and a few trips to the far-off provinces in Cambodia, to Bangkok, and maybe even to Manila. Oh, and taxes! In other words, there's a lot to do before then.
I am headed to the Indian Embassy tomorrow, for Try No. 2 on my Indian visa. I was warned that the process may not be as straightforward as with other consulates. Try No. 1 was a failure.
And with that small step, with that small acquiescence into my upcoming summer holiday, I have allowed myself to linger on one daydream. It involves a ride on the Darjeeling Toy Train, up and up to the Himalayan town of Darjeeling. There's too much to see in India and with a little over three weeks there, we will focus only on the Northeastern part of the country ... but maybe dip into Nepal!!!
I admit I'm a little excited.