I love India.  India has the beauty of everything…deserts, forests, oceans, mountains, lakes, and rivers.  I love the vivid colors and artwork.  I adore Indian food.   I have a several Indian cook books and a big picture book of Indian street food with recipes.

I have been fascinated with India for a long, long time.  Even as a kid I read all the stories and folklore of India and the neighboring countries.  Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor.  I had my nose in Rudyard Kipling’s books enjoying the stories of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Mowgli, Kim, Toomai, and The Man who would be King.

I really believed those 1,001 Nights were filled with enchantment.  And I’ve been dying to experience them ever since.  India has been on my list of “must visit” before I depart.

Not anymore.

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