I neglected to mention earlier that the best gift I got in preparation for my trip to India was a safari vest (see picture). Marilyn’s best friend, Barbara Gasdick, bought it for me, along with a travel pouch that you wear round your neck to hold tickets and boarding cards and passports and such. It’s lightweight and has pockets (ten of them) all over the place for carrying everything under the sun, including bottles of water! It was almost like wearing an extra carry-on bag—a great way to get around carry on restrictions. I recommend it!