Today was my first day in India and I’m completely exhausted, culture shocked and over stimulated. I’m not even really sure how to write about this whole experience. I’m going to start with photos…

With the beautiful Eden at Sydney airport.

We were lucky enough to score two empty seats EACH on our first flight, so we curled up like kittens and slept and chatted the whole time. On our second flight we had exit row seats. Amazing plane karma.

This gorgeous girl and her mother were making Diwali celebration art on our hotel foyer hall.

This was the beautiful finished piece we saw when we returned home that evening.

Our tour guide Sam enlisted the help of his friend to sort out our sim cards for our phones. He led us down these terrifying stairs to an ancient looking photo studio and we each had 15 passport photos printed although we only needed one. This place was like a time capsule of the past.

Waiting for our photos to be printed.

With my beautiful friend Eden after giant potato pancakes at the night markets.

I’ll be back soon with a post about what I’ve learned in India so far. Rule number one – don’t lick the money. I’ll explain that one in my next post. Also the other lovelies on this trip are Eden, Misho and Kelly please do follow them for their own experience.

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