R is going to be away on an unexpected business trip to New Zealand at the end of
next this month with colleagues, and having been given to understand in no uncertain terms that my accompanying him would be a distraction, I suddenly find myself with two weeks of free time and no real plans. The compulsive planner in me is in a tizzy about what to do with myself during his absence. Or rather, where to go?
Remember that unlike most of you, we don’t enjoy favoured status among visitors and cannot travel without visas to most countries, the application process for which can be convoluted and painful. The handful that do grant us papers on arrival are the ones I have no desire to visit in summer.
While I mull over my options, and hunt for deals here are streetscapes from a destination – at the opposite end of the spectrum from Calcutta – that I am so familiar with, and that I am sorely tempted to return to!
Until next time….happy travels, no matter where life takes you.