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Kindness in the Strangest of Places | 30 Days of Indie Travel Project
Kindness in the Strangest of Places | 30 Days of Indie Travel Project This is part of BootsnAll’s 30 Days of Indie Travel project, a daily blogging challenge with a prompt for every day in November 2011. Check out the prompt at the bottom of this post to find out how you can participate! India. For anyone who has been there, that one single word probably evokes a myriad of emotions and memories. There really isn’t anywhere like India on this Earth. It’s so many things all at once – chaotic, insane, crowded, smelly, dirty. As you can see, many of the adjectives used to describe India are not very positive. Travelers have a love/hate relationship with India, and I am no different. I’m not going to lie. I had trouble with India. It was far and away the most difficult place I’ve traveled, and much of the time I was wondering why in the world I ever wanted to visit it. All the things I heard were true, and though I was expecting all the hurdles, it didn’t prepare me for what lay ahead. After a few weeks in India, I was miserable. Sure, there were some amazing times, but most seemed to be negated by something less than stellar. For example, the Taj Mahal and Red Fort were some of the most amazing sites I had seen, but the wretched city […]