Hyderabad: touring the city with two new friends.

“I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen?”

On Sunday, March 9, I spent the first half of the day YouTubing in my hotel room. This is a legit condition for introverts: must recharge by being alone. Continue reading “Hyderabad: touring the city with two new friends.”

India: my first day in Hyderabad.

Since my last post, I’ve left Sri Lanka and am now in Bangladesh. Really behind on posting, which I feel affects how much detail I put into each post. Apologies for this.

I was in Hyderabad for five days, from March 8-13. Hyderabad was more humid than Mumbai and Delhi, but the people seemed friendlier. Continue reading “India: my first day in Hyderabad.”

India: Gurgaon, the suburb of the country’s capital.

I leave India tomorrow for Sri Lanka, and I haven’t even talked about Gurgaon or Hyderabad.

Gurgaon was a much different place than Mumbai. I was there from March 5 to March 8. It’s a suburb of Delhi, the capital of India. Thus, the traffic wasn’t as bad, although people honked just as much. I feel like the drivers here use it more as a communication device rather than a danger signal. E.g. “I’m coming up behind you on your right side.” or “Hey pedestrian, I’m not going to stop so you better stop.” Continue reading “India: Gurgaon, the suburb of the country’s capital.”

India: security levels in public spaces.

India’s security is unlike anything I’ve seen before. I’m amazed at just how much security is in public spaces.

The military has been present at every airport I’ve been to here, which are Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad (the largest and busiest airports). Continue reading “India: security levels in public spaces.”