Faith & Jamie
Dear Alluring Asia & Alluring India Team
Our trip was amazing! Actually totally flawless - I would say we would not
have changed anything but actually I would have - we tried to do way too
much and it was completely exhausting. In hindsight I wish we had
eliminated southern India and just gone for three or four extra days in
Bhutan - we regretted not having more time in Ganthey and wished we had gone
Our guide and driver (Tashi and Dorji) were incredible - the accomodations
were great (we loved Ganthey the best and were glad we did not stay at all
Amans) - the OMA in Punnaka was our least favorite just because it was the
most like a "normal" hotel anywhere. The food everywhere was incredible.
We can't wait to go back - we hear the south will be amazing for animals as
soon as they get some infrastructure built so please keep us in mind as you
hear about things happening there.
We liked southern India a lot but it was just a lot to take on schedule wise
- we obviously have to go back as it was just a taste. Hotels and guides
were good - especially the young man who took us on the "slum tour" - we
thought he was amazing. The Christmas Eve dinner they hosted for 150 people
on the water was like something out of a movie - I am not sure I have ever
been to a party with more food!
Everything went well with the transfer from Bhutan to Phuket - I was so glad
we added something at the end of the trip because we were both so exhuasted
but Phuket was a long way to go. The hotel was great although it seems
insanely expensive for what it was compared with everywhere else we stayed
during the trip.
Anyway, we had a fabulous time - every time we stepped off a plane there was
someone there to greet us which was fabulous since many times it was late at
night. Everyone was hugely helpful and Dan we were so happy we got the
visas in advance it was a complete nightmare for people without them landing
in Mumbai at midnight.
Thank you all for your wonderful help, advice and planning - you were a
great team - as Jaime said to me when I was sad to be coming home on Friday,
"we have to go home to start to plan our next trip!" I am focused on that
and will be back in touch soon - thanks again!
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