Postcards from INDIA
the hustle and bustle of paharganj, the tourist hostel strip in new delhi with
an elephant walking in the background. Right from the moment we left
the airport we were inundated with tourist rip-off schemes. We were
lucky to even get to our hotel at midnight. We stayed here for 2 or 3
days while we got our bearings and figured out how to buy a train ticket to
somewhere less delhi.
Israeli girls shopping in the many colorful stalls of Delhi's Paharganj
I just realized there's an elepant in this shot...
Delhi from our rooftop patio.
a boy prepares his dried goods for sale on the street.
Typical homesteads set up at the side of the road in delhi. If we were in
L.A. these'd be going for $300,000 apiece.
The air that breathes like a meal. awful smog just outside delhi.
We head out of the city on a train, which gives us a way to witness the squalor
of india without having to participate too much in it. Trains in my
opinion are the best way to travel. Roads change the landscape they cut
through, because they appeal to travellers to stop. More on the other
great disadvantages of road travel later! Trains offer a much more
unadulterated cross-section. As we travelled we would pass by whole
shanty hut and cess-pool fields which in the morning were filled with
squatting bare-bummed peasants taking a morning crap. I would
consider this photo to be of a more up-scale shanty area. A stream like
this has probably travelled through many, many miles of shanty town, so i can
hardly imagine what condition the "water" is in.
sounds pretty good so far huh?
Take a train to Rishikesh