India one month in so far. Started in Mumbai where Nadette and I split up. Nadette went down to Kochi. I had a problem with my eyesite, which is a fairly common complication after cataract operations. I had cataracts 4 years ago and they both went blurry. I tried to get this fixed at home, this is a simple one minute procedure, but in Ireland the waiting list is months long, even if I paid 1850€ to have it done privatley. Of course this was not possible, I already had my flight booked to Mumbai. I googled the procedure in India and had it done on day two of my visit for a total price for both eyes of 101€…..
I don’t know what is going wrong in Ireland, a qualified person could do ten people a day (with plenty of time to spare), that’s 18500 euro a day, but even at that money it is impossible to get an appointment….
So far I have been to Palolem in Goa, Gokarna in Karnataka, Benaulim in Goa, Mumbai twice, Delhi and I am currently in Varanasi, the holiest of Indian cities.
The whole trip is paid for by the saving I made on the eye procedure….
A film of a trip on the Ganges in Varanasi to see the sunrise
India one month in
Thanks to Emi for the quick loan of her laptop to make this post
The first nine days in India I relaxed on my favourite beach in the whole wide world, well at least the favourite one that I have actually been to. I don’t actually like spending time on beaches, unless as in a life gone by, it’s as a base for scuba diving. However Gokarna is different and I am happy to spend time here. Possibly, as it is easy to walk into the village and have a change of scene or quite simply as it is such a chilled out place.
Watch a short film showing Gokarna, here
I did not do much filming or photography, I was just adjusting to being back in India, and after my time in Gokarna I booked a 22 hour train journey to take me North to the state of Rajasthan.
Watch a film of the 22 hour train journey here below
India 2019 Lifes a beach well almost
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