Before the crazy quest of Australia in the same year, there was also a wedding to attend in India.
14 first-timers flew to northern India. In April, a time where tourism is usually limited for really good reasons: It's too warm to be reasonable.
Luckily, for many, exposure to the outside was quickly limited courtesy of a stomach bug, which caused mayhem in 70% of the group. I was part of that happy 70%. It took me 2 years to regain my weight.
India is truly amazing. Nothing compares to India.
It's a must see. It's a training ground for the future of Europeans, where increased migration will force multiculturalism on all of us. India is a working democracy, it's a complex, but working society.