Today the tour started with a 6pm meeting where I filled out forms, handed over a local payment and met everyone. There are 12 people on our tour, 6 were travelling together in the south of India (on another intrepid trip) and 6 of us are newbies. There are 4 ‘older’ people, a mother/daughter team and 8 youngins. Most of the group is from Australia, 2 from the UK, one from the US (but she claims to be Canadian) and this time I am the lone kiwi. Our leader is Anant from India (of course), he is also a bit of a yongin and seems lovely. So far so good, its an interesting group of people – I am sure I will leave in two weeks time with some new friends.
I’m sharing a room with the older US/Canadian woman. I think it’s going to be a big adjustment having to share a room with a stranger after the last tour when I had my own room the whole time! I didn’t realise how spoilt I was!!!
A group of us when out for meal after the meeting and I caught up with Raj which was nice. He got my little camera fixed for me while I was up north which was fantastic – sometimes the big camera is too much of a hassle… so it will be good to use the little one during the rest of the time I am in India. I said my 2nd farewell to Raj but we think we might bump into each other in Pushkar as he is doing another tour there when I am there.