John mentioned a few weeks back that he's planning on taking a trip to India this spring and I have the great pleasure of putting my travel experience to use (not to mention an excuse to study a new culture and organize my findings!) Here's the preliminary list of things to do, in no particular order…
The basics: Visas, required/suggested shots and basic safety tips. If you plan on going to India, check out these sites: VISA, HEALTH.
The interesting stuff: stumbling upon unexpected cultural differences is half the fun, but it's especially important for me to respect the customs of the the country that I'm visiting. A perfect example of this is the appropriate dress expected. Even with the heat, I would not wear short shorts or mini skirts as a female traveling in India. John, on the other hand, won't draw extra attention to himself unless he's dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow.
For the time being, I'm reading books on Indian customs and culture, and the history and present day conditions that one can expect. I also have a few friends that have traveled, lived, and studied in India so I can have first-hand personal experiences and advice to draw from – like bring your own roll of TP and drink only bottled water.
There's an endless list of preparation that can be done for this trip, but this is a start.
And now here's where you come in! Visit the blog and comment with any recommendations for travel or travel-related ideas and have a chance to win one of three Spudz Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloths packs.
Comments must be made on the blog… Facebook doesn't count!
The drawing will take place on January 15th.
A random number will be picked based on the number of comments.
3 packs will be given away (one per household).
Winners must contact Batdorff photography with your mailing address if chosen.
As for the giveaway, John uses these handy little lens cloths himself. We're excited to hear your travel preparation tidbits!