On a brief trip, I visited the cities of Jaipur and Udaipur, the lands of forts and palaces. Jaipur is the gateway to India’s largest state, Rajasthan located in the north west of the Indian subcontinent and is an overflowing melting pot of a myriad of colours, palaces that can tell tales from yonder by presenting itself in stories of friendship, of betrayal, of love and wealth steeped in rich history. Udaipur is tucked away a further 400 kms inwards tells us of wars, some of which have changed the course of India’s rich history.
I have asked this question to myself quite a few times. Truth is I don’t know. With less than two months to go for my solo trip to Italy, I realise that I am both highly underprepared and not really excited. Why am I doing it then?