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!