For the month that I was in India, my friends and I constantly joked about all of the crazy things we experienced that would never happen at home. They seemed crazy to me, but it is just the reality of everyday life in India… and I loved it! (well most of it, at least)
- Getting warmly invited to a stranger’s wedding– We thought we’d just causally slip in and watch from the corner. But as soon as we were seen, they grabbed us, danced with us, and introduced us to their whole family! Read more about that wedding here.
- 2 hour ATM lines– Because India decided overnight to make half of their money no longer valid, banks and ATM were insane. Like over 2 hour lines insane. Didn’t see that one coming!
- Monkeys stealing food– If your food is in plain sight, it basically doesn’t even belong to you anymore.
- Cows are like stray dogs– I just want to love them and feed them and take them all home with me!
- Getting trampled & having to shove people to hold your place in line– yeah, single file lines aren’t really a thing.
- Having a line of people waiting to take selfies with us– No matter how many times it happened, I always loved it.
- Massages– Have you ever had a massage where they ask you to get 100% naked, watch you strip, and then smack your butt to signal that the massage was over? It was quite the experience.
- Doctor’s Appointments– I went to an Ayurvedic doctor to get checked up on and to experience Eastern doctors. He needed me to take my top off so he could make sure the distance between my belly button and nipples was equal. Apparently it’s important.
- Seeing people poop– Before I went to India, I was told I would see people pooping on the side of the road! I actually only saw it twice in the month that I was there but yes it happens!
- Talking about poop– When you’re in India eating street food and things like noodles that were strained in a crate on the ground, you inevitably end up talking about poop. Like all the time. It’s not even a little weird.
All of the crazy is a big part of what makes it fun! Have you been to India and experienced any crazy things?
Read about my crazy experience at a cacao ceremony!
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