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