When Amanda’s business partner retired from the business in 2017 she needed a new companion to travel to India with on the annual buying trip, and I was up for the adventure. Having recently graduated from a Masters in History of Art and Art World Practice, I was working in a climbing centre in Scotland and had the flexibility to take 3 weeks off work to join mum travelling around Rajasthan in North West India.
It was spectacular. Just a truly immersive experience of India, it’s beautiful variety of decorative arts and crafts, the delicious food, the wonderfully welcoming people and SO much chai tea! Like not the average bland chai you’d find in Starbucks, the real deal full spice, sweet tea. Something I really want to master making! For 3 weeks we travelled from New Delhi, to Udaipur (the city of lakes), to Jodhpur (the blue city), to Jaipur (the pink city) with visits to stunning temples and old forts along the way, including the infamous Taj Mahal.