....as I am off on vacation bright and early on Tuesday morning for a long whole day travelling by auto, rail (south to Vizag) and air (to east Mumbai and then north onto Jaipur) to the opposite corner of India, to Rajasthan. For the next 2 weeks I shall be rejoining friends Judy and Catherine on part of their grand tour of India. We shalll be visiting Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner. I'm looking forward to ............turbans, camels (although they sit horse riding style here!), sand, forts, havelis, lakes, boats, Pink Cities, architectures, northern Indian food.... but not looking forward to tourists! Posts and pictures when I return.