|I spent December traveling
through in India. I was officially cultural shocked
|I bounced around from
city to city on overnight trains and buses. I would spend a couple three
days in one place and move on. The route was this: Madurai to Bangalore
to Mysore to Hyderabad to Pune to Bombay to Ahemdabad to Udaipur to Jaipur
back to Madurai via a New Year's in the former French colony of Pondicherry.
|The differences between
where I've lived in the US and Madurai are fairly substantial, but I've
always had friends around who can speak a language I can speak, or at
least people who speak English, or will tolerate my Tamil, or at rockbottom,
I always have my walkman.
|Travelling alone was rough.
I got sick. It was cold. And to top it all off a couple weeks into the
trip my walkman fell from the upper birth of a second-class three-tier
sleeper on the train and busted. But, I got to see some amazing/amusing
sights, meet some interesting people, and learn about more about my only
area of expertise, me.
|I also took lots of pictures.
I hope you enjoy.