When the boy and I first met, and found out that we shared the same intense desire to visit India, we promised to make the trek together. This trip would be the most advanced for both of us. The preparation was almost as exhausting as the trip itself. We had to get several vaccinations, create travel-safety and medical kits, and purchase appropriate clothing. Then we had to figure out how to fit it all comfortably in a backpack, as that's all we took. The ever-prepared "M" created an immaculately detailed excel spreadsheet of our travel plans including hotel addresses, phone numbers, dates/times, etc. Our hotspots included Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Sawai Modpuhr, Mumbai, and Kerala. It was difficult at times, scary at one point, but always ...amazing.