Love Hate Relationship

Hello everyone. It’s been a while. India is a busy place and internet access is everywhere, but it just isn’t the same as in the west. You have electric shortages, wifi is not widely spread and internet cafes are not that comfortable. Small and crowded I would say. Also, when you travel in India, it’s not like you want to carry with you all the latest electronics. Camera and such is fine, but if you have something that’s valuable you really have to watch over it. India is all about relaxing, being in the moment and enjoying life in the now. And constantly watching over your valuables, isn’t suitable for the India style!

That being said, India is not a worry-free place. There are a lot of problems and things you will eventual have to care about and to watch out for. For example food is often not clean, so you can end up having stomach pains and all kinds of deseases. Hospitals are crowded, not to mention streets! I don’t mind the busy streets myself, but sometimes it’s difficult to escape the noise. There are lot’s of places however, like the Himalayas which is one of my favourites places in India.

People can really get to you sometimes, all the time staring at you (about that later), and annoying you buy trying to sell something to you. It’s great that people can feel freely to come up to you and talk to you, but the only problem is that often times it’s because they are with commercial interest.. trying to get friends with a “rich” white man. We’ll I’m poor and happy to be on. Trying to teach that the Indians often, that not all of us are wealthy.

To sum it up, my relationship with India is one of love and hate. Love because it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth. Hate, because I care about it so much and I love it so much. Do you know what I mean? That’s just the way India is.

It grabs hold of you, or it doesn’t!

Timo.

A Hello from India

Let me introduce myself just a little bit. Over the course of posts on my website, you will learn more and more about me. It’s better done gradually, as well as connected to real interested in connection to the story itself. My name is┬áTimo Holm, and I am from a pretty ordinary (except for the cold) place from Finland called Vantaa.

I have traveled to a not so ordinary place most known as India about more than a year ago and I am feeling like already having some sort of roots here. This place is not for everyone and still travel has it’s ups and downs. I happen to take the most of that and enjoy here so much, I don’t know when or if I will be back to mama Europe.

But for sure, I will continue traveling and exploring other countries too. Probably just sticking to Asia for a lifetime. Which is not enough, but if one thing I have learned here is to enjoy the moment. Now, thanks to this website I can enjoy that moment together with all those who share my interest. Plus family, and friends of course.

Thank you for reading and I hope that interest will continue to grow over the years to come.

Namaste,

Timo