|I went to India
||[Dec. 22nd, 2015|05:51 pm]
It was great, but it took me a while to realize just HOW MUCH they were raising the prices on us.|
I expected 30-50% like in Turkey, not 400%! lol
Then, once I figured it out, I spent the whole time arguing with people to lower their prices.
Even for water! Friggin water!
Anyhow yeah, general rule is to tell them you'll pay 1/5 the price they ask for, and then "negotiate" up to 1/4 the price, even if the price is marked on the item and it says "no negotiating" on the walls.
Other than that, India is fabulous. I'd love to go back!
The people who aren't out for your money are so nice and the food is wonderful and the culture is really different from anything I've ever seen and...*sigh*
Yeah it's dirty in some parts of Delhi.
There's also a bunch of poverty but well, I dunno. I guess I'm mean. It didn't bother me.
Maybe that has something to do with the fact that the Indian economy is one of the fastest growing and they've taken my job, my father's job (twice), and my friend's jobs.
They'll be alright in a few decades. Plus I help CATS. Can't help everyone.
The funniest part of the trip was the burping man though, by far.
We stayed in a 8 bed hostel room for a while. Two of the other guests were really fun, but the others who came and went were not savory lol
First there was the crazy lying lady who smelled like vomit and wouldn't let us open the doors or windows to get rid of her puke smell XD
I think she was some kind of eastern european.
Then there was the burping man.
A couple hours before bedtime a family came in to the hostel - mom, dad, 2 boys, and a girl.
The girl and mom got their own room for decency's sake, and the 3 remaining dudes took the 3 beds left in our room.
The father said nothing the entire time.
He just burped and made weird noises.
I'm not even talking weird dad noises - more like hacking noises, donkey noises, dinosaur noises? I dunno. It was bizarre man.
Then he woke us up at 7 or 8 in the morning chanting in the shower.
We parlayed a bit and decided to let him keep chanting because it was an improvement compared to before XDD
Also I went to Kamir's, best place in Delhi for traditional Indian food.
It's also a hole in the wall in the Old Town for about 2€ a meal.
The fan blew chopped up pieces of bugs onto my plate XD
But really, it's worth it.
Other than that, my friend's marriage was beautiful...I really, really want to go back to see the South, Est, West, and Center of India some day.