India will change you. It’ll take you out of your comfort zone and you’ll not want to find your way back. Maybe 😉
Most people love India and it’s people, an admittedly a very small number find it a step too far.
Whatever you feel it’s unforgettable.
You just need to be aware that it will seem contradictory, and unfathomable but it’s a good thing.
It helps to find somewhere extra easy for the first few days while you find your feet.
If we’re from the west. We often wish to experience, analyse and understand. We try to place things in boxes and stick on a label. India by contrast is consistently inconsistent, so to put it mildly you need to expect the unexpected.
It can’t really be boxed. It’s important that you ‘go with the flow’ you might be the equivalent of bobbing about in the river, shooting the rapids or on the ups and downs of the rollercoaster. But whilst it’s exhilarating just follow the basic traveller rules and it’s safe with mostly helpful people that want you to love their country.
At times it can feel a bit full-on and in-your-face, so you may need to build in places to stay or find hangouts that provide some respite so you can just switch it off
There’s a great article on the BBC that might help, check:
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Consistently inconsistent – it was made for you! Love the picture.
He’s a very naughty boy! The blog thing was supposed to go on our main site.. it’s one of the Top Tips for visitors but it decided to escape!
Glad to see you’re keeping an eye on things.
The graphic is borrowed from a children’s book illustrator who has a current exhibition off Piccadilly, almost opposite the RA