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... and walk down the street to the local Chai seller (10 rupees/ 20 cents for a glass of sweet milky goodness). In the 20 metres you travel to get there (there are chai sellers everywhere, you never have to walk far for a glass of chai) you have been approached by 5 rickshaw drivers, 3 taxi drivers, a child asking for a school pen, a beggar and you have spoken to a helpful person who wants to show you where the Chai seller is. In the meantime, while you are shaking this ...
... was a no smoking train and that smoking is not allowed on Indian stations now either. However, we were tourists and felt that this was an appropriate time and place for the dumb British tourist act to be played. When the train stopped at the stations we would open the doors and have a smoke, jumping back on with all the others when the train blew its whistle and started moving, finishing our cigarettes and closing the door before reaching full speed. Train safety in still in ...
... s been my main stay. A country without national Heath, income support, job seekers allowance. If you don't work for a wage of £1-£3 a day you and your family will starve and you will fall off the map. Opportunity hunters and entrepreneurs face ripe corruption and massive overpopulation to forge there path. However I have seen people with weighing scales, hammer and pin (engraving), peanut roasting, plastic collecting, the list goes on and on. I've admired loads of ...
... around, had some Indian snacks, and watched a traditional Indian dance performance. My favorite snack was the Gulab Jamun, which is an Indian dessert soaked in sugar syrup. The dance performance we watched was called Bharate Natyam. It is one of the oldest dance forms in India. The dancers were decked out in traditional Indian clothing and jewelry. They were covered in sparkles from head to toe! They put on a good show. It was cool because each dance movement ...
... week. Check it out at http://swinger-juliet.blogspot.com/ She also posted a video of us in traffic. Its really funny. Traffic is crazy around here but somehow we are getting used to it. Everyday there are numerous stories, so many things I can't keep track of all the funny things. Yesterday was the first day I started ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility