India offers a constant, but wonderful, assault on your senses. My family and I had the good fortune to traverse part of the country earlier this month. We returned to America awed and slightly overwhelmed. The following impressions are meant to provide you with an overview of our incredible experience.
Street Life – All of life in India seems to take place on the chaotic streets. At any moment you can see swarms of people engaged in a myriad of activities: working, shopping, walking, sitting, spitting, sleeping, begging, driving, bicycling, getting a shave, getting a haircut, and although we did not see it directly, getting their ears cleaned. And that’s just the people. Cows really do roam around unattended, as well as goats, dogs, and the occasional monkey. Crossing the street is an act of faith that you can navigate the onslaught of humanity and vehicles safely. I am here to report that we did it successfully.