I dedicated this entry to Nadirah Babji. I will return.
1. I failed to plan a perfect itinerary which at the end worked perfectly great as the go-with-the-flow is more fun and thrilling.
2. I failed to pre-book any land transportation and guess what, the destination-by-destination onsite booking taught me to be flexible and practical.
3. I failed to travel like a hardcore backpacker (never in my life claiming I am), traveling with one cabin size and a 40L bag was a smarter move as our accommodation in Goa was far from the bus station. Far. Very far.
4. I failed to source for halal restaurant and to my surprise, almost everywhere are halal. Even the KFC and McDonalds. Yippee.
5. I failed to do an in depth research on Mysore and I never regret it one bit, surprise over surprise showered me when I was there. I. Must. Revisit. Mysore.
6. I failed to see the beauty of Southern India just like majority of the travelers, raving on the Northern beauty. Southern India – Love At The First Sight. Enough said.
7. I failed experiencing their famous scenic route but was compensated with a houseboat overnight cruise in Alleppey, a train ride to Bangalore, a sleeper bus ride to Hampi, a flight to Goa and the multiple tuk-tuk rides during this trip. So, yah, I covered all mode of transportation. *proud*
8. I failed (not) taking those lovely people photos. Mission, accomplished. *smile*
9. I failed to not shop for sarees. How could I not buy
a few? Hahahaaa…
10. I failed at keeping my promise to myself to not eat their curries, you know what, I tried all the briyanies (served with curries).
Still having doubts? Well, don’t. Pack your bag and go!
* For Malaysian applying India visa, please take note of the ‘Bin/Binti’ placement, it cost me unnecessary RM20. And bring a book or powerbank, the waiting was...
** Going to start my Southern India entries, so stay tune.