~ Paharganj, New Delhi
The first three words shouted at us by a street worker whilst emerging out of the taxi from the airport onto the wild streets of Delhi. You soon find yourself uttering these same three words when any kind of insanity occurs in this incredibly diverse and, to the outsider, crazy country.
Some may say that India isn’t the easiest of destinations to travel around; it’s certainly a place where you sometimes feel in over your head. However I wouldn’t have chosen to do it again if I hadn’t fallen in love with the country, whose energy I struggle to put into words.
~ Feeling either like a celebrity or an alien when always being asked for a picture
Culture shock, second time round
Six years since my previous visit, I was curious to see whether I’d experience the same culture shock despite knowing what to expect, or whether there would be any noticeable changes. It turns out there are things that didn’t faze me as much as my first visit, in a ’Classic India’ sense, but at the same time there are not many days that go by without some shock or surprise. It’d be impossible to travel India and not be moved or affected in some way, whether it’s your first or fifteenth time.
This blog will be a documentation of my travel experiences, both the good and the bad. In the upcoming posts I’m hoping to cover everything from accommodation to eats and drinks as well as both general and specific travel tips for around India. So if you are looking to travel India for the first time, want to gain a better insight into the country or are just interested in what I have to say then do stick around for more!