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2010 Travel Wishes

January 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Destinations

As long as I can remember (which has gotten much shorter since giving birth) I’ve wanted to spend my 40th birthday watching the sun rise over the Taj Mahal.  This year I turn 40 and we are going to India!

Taj Mahal at Sunrise

Taj Mahal at Sunrise

Only a couple days into the new year I am putting together a budget to know exactly how much money I need to save to get us there and even a night or two at Amarvilas for my birthday.  I am reading Gideon Nurick’s blog Travel with Kidz about taking his three kids (including a red-headed three year old) to India with great interest.  I picked up Lonely Planet’s new India guide while at the library.  I have Rosetta Stone’s Hindi on my desk. My mother-in-law got me PBS’s The Story of India for Christmas.

I am also over the moon that Diwali this year is just a couple of days before my birthday.  Not long after is the Pushkar Camel Fair.  I think our itinerary is going to be as much event driven as place driven.  With a preschooler in tow, the trip will be more about events, places and people than sights anyhow.

This is a dream I had before I had kids, before I was married, even before I met my husband.  But you know what?  They get to follow my dream and are pretty darn excited about it.

Namaste.

(As this has been my dream for a long time, I thought it would be a great introduction to Mara’s Mondays are for Dreaming at Mother of All Trips.)

photo by foxypar4

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