Food you start eating bit by bit...cause you really are enjoying every bite or you are burning like hell. Also learn to eat while people watch.
Travel...travel like the locals and save huge amounts of money BUT...stay calm!
The heat and the stupid little rich kids that get people to move way are not accepted by the locals either.
The train ride...no I didn't see any chickens on it. Have a few pics but am not able to upload at this internet cafe...or should I say: bishopdarramnagga... I am quite sure that is not how you spell it but that is how the 2 locals at the bar earlier explained me how I should ask for one up the road. And also there is people's privacy that is difficult not invading when you pick up a camera and point.
I walked into the bar from the heat and obviously started feeling a bit woozy. I was sure that my beer was drugged and that the two that came in just after me where responsible...The life of a paranoid freak like me. They were the nicest two guys I have met so far. Bar dingy of course this town is dingy. And Muslims drinking...what did I expect.
The hotel obviously has a deal with the boat rides. I am taking an 8 hour boat ride to my next town in the morning. They phoned for me but apparently no boat going tomorrow. Thanks to the Rough Guide I got into a rickshaw went to the jetty and got my own ticket for the morning. The only reason tourist come to this city is to depart on the Kerala Backwater Cruises...Google it :)
You have no idea what this country is like. There are old buildings falling apart all over the show. One can see that once they were these great majestic buildings. Not today. There is chaos everywhere and yet it is calm and you actually feel at ease walking down one of the busiest streets I have ever seen...
There are so many things I could still tell you but that will have to wait. Things to see and places to experience!
Biggest lesson of how to live and experience India until now...trust yourself and trust India.
PS: have figured out why people pick their noses and think I have spotted about 4 different head bobbles. Funny that my first town was Muizenberg compared to this...don’t get me wrong there still is a beauty in the dirt which I just cannot explain...