World Travel?

x-posted from Livejournal. It was an answer to their “Writer’s Block” question, which was “What vacations would you most like to take in the next few years?”

I have quite a few travel plans for the next five years. Ever since I went to Germany in high school, I have definitely been bitten by the travel bug. For a while, I even wanted to go to school in Scotland. That, obviously, didn’t end up working out, but I still have huge plans. This was actually a huge problem, because I couldn’t decide where to go to study abroad, and that turned out to be really problematic. I think, since coming to school, I have “decided” on at least 12 different plans/locations, including debates over whether I should be gone for just a semester or a full year.

But I now have a definite plan, with a definite reason, and it’s something that I can get really behind.

Immediate plans: I am going to India to study abroad fall semester of my senior year. I’ll be in Jaipur, which is in an arid region of India. It’s also an area with less development, and it tends to be a place that tourists go because of the palaces and beautiful, colorful fabrics. The culture of the area is diverse (like all of India), but this place in particular has more Muslims due to its proximity to Pakistan. There are also a lot of Hindus, some Jainists, and some Buddhists.

Needless to say, I’m really excited to go. I have no idea what it will be like, really, but I can’t wait to go.

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