I have a travel rule that I never visit the same country twice (except for Costa Rica). There are a total of 196 countries in the world and I average 2-4 country visits a year. At this point…well you do the math…I will need to find the fountain of youth in order to accomplish my goal.
However, even if your home is 24 hours away you can’t help but go there yearly or every other year in the case of Nelli who’s hometown is in Manipal India. I wasn’t really excited to go because we had just been there the year before and because of my on-going issues with his Mom. In addition, my first trip to India was good but some aspects had turned me off…has there been a country that you didn’t love or is that an ungrateful or rude thing to say? Each country brings an experience and I know I shouldn’t put my particular one experience as a view of the entire country but I just can’t help the feeling that India isn’t my dream land. Nelli really wanted me to visit his hometown though so on the account that we would be visiting Sri Lanka as well I agreed to go.
There were a couple of roadblocks en route to going to India. One is I learned at the last minute that we wouldn’t be traveling to Hampi. Hampi is probably the most historic and well known tourist site in Karnataka. I really wanted to take a day trip here but Nelli wanted to prioritize staying as much time at home so I was really bummed about that. Continue reading “2nd trip to India – Hubby’s Hometown”