First impressions of India, from March 2018 at the beginning of our year of travel.



Yesterday evening we went by Tuk Tuk to Connaught Place.  Going by Tuk Tuk from Main Bazaar to Connaught Place is a good metaphor for the need to just let go while being in India.  The Tuk Tuk ride felt at times like a seriously grown up version of the dodgems and felt risky at times.

But whatever it looks like to Western eyes the traffic seems to work here.  Lanes merge all the time, horns are used all the time but to say, I’m coming, rather than in anger.  We’ve seen near misses and slight bumps but not seen anyone getting angry, and every moment there are the types of driving interactions that would lead to serious road rage in the UK.

Later we went back to ‘our’ restaurant for a drink.  We chatted a lot with the staff and I practised my few phrases I have learned from…

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