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First meal of the trip

India, our dream or idea of a nightmare

August 10th 2015
Sitting on the plane we were both apprehensive about India. Sad to be leaving south east asia but aware that we were going to begin a whole new adventure in India. We spoke excitedly to each other about all the things we were looking forward to: the food, the intricate and beautifully designed forts and palaces. The vibrancy of streets, the colour, and the fact that it leaves its visitors with ext ... read more
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20th October 2015

Chaos and yumminess!
Mango Lassis and all the veggie food you'd want--heavenly! I love your impressions of the chaotic daily street life and the contrasts--saris and cow poo, etc. However, the fact that you saw urinals is fabulous. India's been in the news for how men pee all over the walls, and yet there are no places for women to go (hope P finds places to pee). Glad to see that at least part of the problem is being addressed. Good luck with the 'friendly' people!
21st October 2015

Choas and yuminess
Never knew that was such an issue before arriving. Don't know if the addition of the urinals were a good thing as you could smell them miles away. Outside the home is generally a mans world you see. Womens needs centre around the home and so there is no percieved need to have public female toilets!
20th October 2015

Those naans!
I could so easily munch on a few of those right now. Love this post - you captured the feeling of chaos very well. And p.s. how heavy was that LP guide to carry around?? :)
21st October 2015

Choas
Thanks Guys. Hope it brought navk memories for you. I remember writing that blog soo quickly recording how I felt. Definatley agree with people who say that you either love or or hate it. Whatever way you will form an opinion. That was certainty one annoyance. It was definitely too big!!

Tot: 0.438s; Tpl: 0.03s; cc: 36; qc: 136; dbt: 0.0818s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 2; ; mem: 1.8mb