Is it weird that I’ve never had a pet before? 🐶 I was thisclose to putting the puppy in my pocket and taking it back to New York with me but then I remembered that I’m like *really* bad at taking care of things (plants, children, etc) so I changed my mind. His name is Bob. 3 weeks old! Do you die?!
Sometimes the light comes from within ✨ ———————————————————————-
This afternoon I had a great idea to visit #YamunaGhat . I was scouting new photo locations when I headed off in an #ubertaxi . I’ve never used Uber before, why not start in India?! #theadventurebegins
Anyway, the driver dropped me in the middle of nowhere; an isolated street full of men looking at this crazy lone female foreigner walking down a backstreet miles from anywhere any good tourist should be. But with a little Hindi, faking it more than making it, I was pointed in the direction of the river. Eventually I found the place and it was pretty much as I’d imagined. The ghats themselves backed onto people’s homes, but luckily tourists are a novelty here and everyone was very helpful. ‘Namastes’ coming from left and right. After all I was a sitting duck passport, cash, cards, camera, but hey that’s what I love about India - for the most part the people are helpful and genuine.
A very short while later two enterprising young brothers, @abhinandan5701 and Shaym came out to offer their row boat skills and before I could think whether I might be robbed and tossed overboard into this ‘soup’ I was whisked down the Yamuna.
As is usually the case, thankfully, my instincts were spot on, and it’s these brave/stupid, but all the same adventurous, encounters that make travel and India even more exciting and stimulating. It’s precisely why I struggle to stay Westside too long.
In the end I got some nice shots and made some new friends and now have a new experience to offer tour attendees. It’s what it’s all about! #iloveindia *better pics to come once I’m back Westside 🙏🇮🇳❤️