Did You Just Step in India?

Normally when I travel, I live by the rule “Look Up”. Far too often, we miss the beauty around us by looking down…However, if you’re ever walking around in India, this rule is meant to be broken.
Of course there is beauty up, down and all around, but the streets of India are full of obstacles and distractions. There are always at least a dozen, if not a hundred, things calling for your attention at the same time.

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You become adept at using your peripheral vision, and dodging traffic, animals and crowds, all while navigating your way among the unmarked streets. However, whilst all this is going on, remember to look down!! If you don’t watch where you put your foot, you might just “step in India” and it won’t be pretty…
There are many dogs, sleeping wherever they please, without a care…

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And men charming cobras…

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Goats with sweaters…

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Cow pies aplenty, and “holy puddles” leftover from the cows as well…

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Holes in the ground where you walk…

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And trash piles waiting to be burned, or currently burning…

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There are women stringing flowers for holy offerings…

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And many people selling fresh produce…

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Add monkeys to the mix, and you not only need to watch your step, but you also need to watch your stuff!…

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As you can see, if you make it to this interesting country, it will be nothing short of an adventure, every step of the way…

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