ive done so much since i last wrote on this thing!cant even remember what i wrote! since delhi ive now travelled to jaislamer,jodpur,udiapur, jojawar,pushkar,jaipur,agar, and now im in the most messed up and crazy place so far.varanasi. even our indian guide freind says its the craziest place and he wouldnt normally come here apart from this trip!ive been to hippy throw back towns where theres still hippys from the 60's that just never left,rode camels for 2hrs into the desert with some bedoin sand people and slept out under the stars, they cooked traditional food for us on a fire and the sang and danced into the night with a massive full moon so bright it was like the sun was still up,haggled and bartered with crazy market people,got so filthy from the pollution that it looked like i had a realy good tan!i reckon spending a few days in some of these cities is like smoking for a few months.the life expectancy isnt very high.rode on rickshaws,even got to drive one!spent countless hrs on local buses packed so full of people that theyre sitting on you, in amongst the goats, people on the roof and hanging off the back,seen the most disturbing poverty you can imagine and seen the biggest smiles on the filthiest street rat children after handing out some biscuits.you should see how crazy they all go for ball point pens!me and a girl on the trip who has blonde hair get asked by indian people to have our picture taken with them and to hold their children?!
its an incredible place.everywhere you look theres people, and filth and rubbish and more people.its absolute chaos and it shouldnt work or function but somehow it does, its like thier driving, everyone pulls straight out infront of everyone else and constnatly beeps their horns,cars, buses,bikes,cycle rickshaws,autorickshaws,cows, horse and carts,random donkeys in the middle of the road are all weaving in and out and fighting for space in a crazy rush to get werever their going,literally inches from crashing every few seconds......but some how it works.it all flows because everyone is doing the same. if one person hesitated there would be a massive pile up. ive seen just one minor crash in the whole time ive been here, and i think that kind of mirrors what their whole lifes are like.
ps saw the taj mahal the other day, its big and round.
ill try and upload some fotos nxt time so youve got some idea what im babbling on about
take it easy.