After spending 10 days in China, we moved on to a whole different part of the world - India. A land that sounds so foreign yet familiar (because of Indian food in Malaysia). Before coming to India, I did extensive research on survivor skills here and read about the filth, contaminated meat, polluted fog, animals that roam the streets freely, power cuts, Delhi Belly and the political unrest. Guess what? I have experienced all of that during my week in India. The food poisoning was the worst part of it but that's a story for another day. What I can share with you now, is the sad reality of India as it is. After coming back from this place, I've started appreciating my own country more and more. I never complained about traffic jams anymore because I've seen worst in India, where buses, trucks, cars, tuk tuks, trishaws, cows, goats, horse carriages, dogs, wild boars, humans, children and soldiers share a road. I never complain about roads being bumpy in Malaysia because India's much worst. At least we have proper highways here in Malaysia where you don't have to stop by the roadside, get out of your vehicle, walk to the "tax" office down the road to pay your tolls, while peddlers with monkeys try to rip off tourists who took a picture of them...you don't have child beggars knocking on your taxi window trying to sell you flowers, taxi drivers driving with a broken side mirror and you don't need to brush your teeth with mineral water or worry about keeping your mouth close while taking a shower...
If you want a life-changing experience, then by all means, go to India. Cause it did change my life...
The following pictures are taken in New Delhi, Gurgaon and Agra.
Weather: 17C (Winter), due to the recent extreme weather conditions it went down to 5C.
Time difference: Two and half hours behind Malaysian time
Accommodation: Country Inn Suites by Carlson, Gurgaon (Not recommended to stay here as it is too far from Delhi - 90 minutes drive)
|A common sight on Indian streets|
|Finally, a beautiful meadow was found a midst the slums and rubbish dumps.|
What say you?