Particularly, when it’s too India.
And even more so since it’s the first time in six years that we’re going there.It’ll also be our first time as a family of four, but Son2 is the same age Son1 was when we last went, so I’m not unduly put off at the thought of an eight hour flight with a three and a half year old in tow (not yet anyway).
Another difference from 2006 is that you can no longer get a direct flight from the UK to Kolkata. So that, along with the relocation to Mumbai of some of our relatives, means we’ll bookend a week in Kolkata with some time on the west coast.
I’m already planning out places to visit and things to do when we’re not visiting relatives in Kolkata (like just about every place I go to this will include shopping for books and CDs).
But just as exciting is the thought of arranging a visit to Mumbai for the first time (not least because, secretly, I half expect Bollywood dancers to appear at random moments in the street).