May 2014.

I've bought a campervan as a 60th birthday present to myself, made some curtains and a patchwork quilt, waved goodbye to my family, and set off. My aim is to explore the coastline of Britain, anti clockwise, starting in Kent. I have no idea what will happen.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

My quarter-of-a-Gap-Year in India

I am going to India in May for three months. I will start in Delhi and plan to travel around as much as I can, and hopefully find something worthwhile to do. I have written to a number of charities - 3 so far, so please let me know if you know of any organisation who might like me to work for them. And any other advice will be welcome, except if you are going to say that May is the worst possible time to go to India - because I know that. I don't plan to take my best shoes.

Doesn't your Mother live with you? you may ask... Yes she does and my priority now is to get care set up for her.  This week I send off for my visa, the following week I book the flight. Things are under way...  it's so exciting.

The trip will provide rich pickings for this blog - I will keep you up to date during this planning stage.. Helpful hints are welcome.


Anonymous said...

India - Southall Travel very good for cheap tickets. Also Insights to India for advice and help with bookings that are not cancelled when you arrive, even if you have definite confirmation. Both on web. Any time is good to go to India!

Angela Young said...

Intrepid Travel ... we went with them and even though I know you're not planning a trip but more of an experience, they might be good to talk to.
I know they support at least one charity.

And, yes, that guilt thing ... so NOT good for us.

Anonymous said...

i spoke to the israei jeweller in Forest Row and she has charities she knows about in India - she's called Lila. I have give her your email etc so she may be in touch.