After months of contemplation about when and where to go exactly, I’ve booked my flights! I’m locked and loaded with my sights set on Kochi on the 4th of February. The reason I chose this Kochi in India’s Southern state of Kerala was pretty simple in the end. I had toyed around with the idea of flying to Delhi or Mumbai first and starting from there but the fact was that flights to Kochi were at least a couple of hundred dollars cheaper than any other destination in India. If flights to any other city or even Nepal or Sri Lanka had been cheaper then my plans might have been a little different. At the end of the day, I’m a backpacker with limited funds so Kochi just made sense.
I plan on getting all around India so the starting point wasn’t too much of a problem. As soon as I booked flights, the whole concept of actually going to India became dauntingly real. It was always going to happen but to have a definite date gives life to the dream, it’s also made me re-double my saving efforts. My advice for you if you’re thinking about going somewhere…..Take the plunge, book the flights, and then watch as you make the rest happen.
I’m absolutely pumped for the 4th of February and now have less than 5 months to get my gear together and hit the tarmac.
Stay tuned, I feel a rush of writing coming on!