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Another week around India

sunny 30 °C

Well, I am back in Bangalore having spent the last week travelling around Gujurat and Maharastra. Good experience. When I arrived in Ahmedabad (Gujurat) I was surprised at how different it felt to Bangalore. I struggled to put my finger on exactly why but I think it was just wider roads, less traffic and less dusty.

The town I was in is virtually all T Total and Veggi. Not that it worried me at all.

During the journey from the airport to the factory we passed a Hindu funeral procession.

It was certainly a public affair. Lots of people, banging drums, ringing bells, shouting, and the body was being carried shoulder high on a pallet, covered with a white cloth and lots of flowers.

I was a bit conflicted. I wanted to take a photo to show friends and family but on the other hand, I didn't want to take a photo out of respect. In the end I didn't - the guy I was travelling with may not have liked it and I'd hate to upset him.

This weekend is a bit of a tourist trip to see some amazing places about 170 km from Bangalore. It will apparently take 2 days so I am looking forward to it.

So, if I get any decent photos I'll try and post them.

Lx

Posted by LellyM 21:43 Archived in India

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