Travel Blogs from Hyderabad
... to the train station.
Most drivers here initially try to rob us blind (they see we’re white and instantly raise the price like 300%) but thankfully since Kyle and Katrina had lived in this area for almost 3 months 2 years ago, they knew what the rates should be. It took us almost 15 minutes to find a driver who would agreed to a more standard rate (since we were fitting 4 instead of the normal three into the ride we paid a ...
... thing about this man is that he wouldn't let us pay up front. He said we pay when we get them back. This is yet another reason why we knew he wasn't scamming us. On the back of our reciepts he wrote down his name, phone number, and address to tell the rickshaw driver for when we return tomorrow. Finally, mission accomplished! We walked out of his shop and went to the main road to get a sense of where we were. I took a picture of the big billboard that would be our landmark for ...
... corner. We had to go through a security and a patting to get in. More like a groping. As I walked out of being groped I walked into a circle of my friends and jus from my facial expression they started laughing. First off, in America that is called second base. Second off, what?? Is that legal?? Everyone was laughing because every single person that walked out had the same expression and made the same faces. Even our Indian friends! They said that it was a little too excessive and ...
... I considered it something universally known back home.
The rest of the day consisted of a South Indian Thali meal (which I LOVED and preferred to the Northern dish)!! And prepping for that night's journey to Goa. It was bittersweet departing Bhanu's apartment; I thoroughly enjoyed simply talking and learning from Adi's family, but I was ready to see another side of India as well. And so, Tessa and I ventured onto a semi-sleeper for the night!
... for money. This country is not for those who cannot accept and move on with the fact that you will see a lot of aspects of life that you mainly only read about in classes or hear about on the news.
One aspect of this culture that I cannot grasp though is the public urination. It is rather disgusting that men simply pull off on the side of a major highway, drop their pants, and release their urges. I am so tired of seeing guys peeing ...
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