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India: Blowing the Budget

The southern end of the beach at Varkala
It took me ages to break the low-budget habit, and we weren't even staying in this, the newer part of Varkala at the southern end of the beach

There is one habit from my previous trip to India that I am finding hard to break. When I last visited, it was towards the end of a three-year jaunt around Australia, Oceania and Asia, most of it funded by money I had earned en route. One of the effects of travelling for so long is that you learn to budget mercilessly, because each penny you save translates into more time on the road.