Wendy Wu Tour – India

3 Oct

Hello – I have returned from my holiday to India (with a few extra days in Hong Kong tagged onto the end for shopping purposes 🙂 )

I went to India expecting the worst.

My travel agent tried to talk me out of going, everyone warned me that it would be confronting and smell bad! And with a few recent planes falling out of the sky and Australia raising the Terroist warning to high the day before I left –  I went away feeling a little cautious.

I didn’t feel confident enough to self travel through India so I joined a Wendy Wu tour called the Golden Triangle Tour (deluxe).  We visited Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Gurgaon.

A highlight was definately visiting the Taj Mahal. Amazing craftmanship for a time when they did everything by hand.


You know it’s a special place when they make you wear these over your shoes!


I also loved the people and how they lived.

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What I didn’t love so much was the poverty. There are some very poor people in India.

This was the view from my 5 star hotel room.


It definately makes you feel bad when you are sleeping in comfort and there are people out your window living on a empty block on land (sharing it with goats, cows and buffalo) and sleeping under a tent!

Each day I would collect all the hotel toiletries from my room and give them to the begging children at the tourist detinations we visited – everyone needs a cake of soap and a toothbrush!


Overall I’m glad I went and it didn’t smell any worst than other Aisan countries I have visited.


So where to next?

I’m in the middle of planning a 6 week holiday to America for next Christmas 2015 and there is the possiblity of a short Bali escape next Easter!  Until then, my passport has been safely tucked away 🙂


3 Responses to “Wendy Wu Tour – India”

  1. Kimmy 03/10/2014 at 1:55 PM #

    Awesome photos Marleisa. Looks like you had a lovely time. Nice to see the different cultures. The poverty though is very confronting and sad.

  2. Anne-Maree 05/10/2014 at 8:50 AM #

    So glad you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing more of the pics.

  3. Lisa 11/11/2014 at 10:57 PM #

    I have a friend who visited India in the 80’s & his stories have made me a little nervous about travelling to India. Looks like an interesting trip Marleisa.

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