Holy Cow! Wednesday I came home from my two-and-a-half week lasting journey trough India. I've visited Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Faridabad and Agra. It was impressive in so many ways. I really felt out of my comfort zone in a way I could never imagine. I was confronted with things I had never expected to see in real life, things as poverty, child labour and poor hygienics. It was really hard for me, especially on the emotional level. India has moved me in so many ways, it was an experience I will never forget. An experience which has made me learn more about the world, an more about myself. I left a piece of my heart in a mystic country called India.
A friend of my, who's currently visiting India (the coincidence), posted a beautiful anacdote on Facebook. Which in my opinion describes India in a way I wouldn't be able to do. That's why I'd love to share it with you:
"The country of the wonderful buildings. The country of chaos and fuss. The country in which no millisecond passes without the sound of honking cars. The country of the freaking hot days. The country of begging mothers, who pinch their babies so they cry harder.. Hoping for more money. The country in which you say the word 'No' at least four times a minute. The country where a Zingerburger at KFC costs only €1,49. The country where the trains are probably older than me, but are still in business. I wonder how many times I will be scared to death in those racing Rikshaws, while crossing over the street, and how long I have to negotiate about prices before I get fooled in a way that's acceptable. The past couple of days I've seen the most bizarre, special, moving and impressive things. I will let myself surprise by Incredible India!" - J.
Ph. by me