Thursday, February 09, 2006

Be resourceful

India, a chaotic country? Westerners are so used to follow guidelines that having none is sometimes slightly troubling.

Travelling in India is a great learning experience. To name a few, you will learn to:
-Fight for a train ticket or a bus seat. Yes, use your elbows!
-Bargain to the last rupee.
-Convince people to do things for you using sign language. It can be tough, especially when your interlocutor pretends not to understand you to avoid your request.
-Be flexible regarding your travel arrangements. Even if it means squeezing yourself with 11 other people in an autorikshaw.

Be resourceful and creative!

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