The very first stop of our trip was Chennai. We had traveled from Mysore, Karnataka, India to Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The city was formally known as Madras.
The most train stations, that I have seen at metropolitan cities in India, like red fort as shown as image below.
Indian people usually split one job to small pieces and made other people to do them with low cost. Such as following, they do not want to carry their bags. They will make other people to carry and pay them some amount of money.
Other thing, I noticed, was they always carry everything on the head. As I am a Mongolian, we usually don’t put or touch things on our body, specially on our heads. But Indians always do so. It is kind of cultural difference in small matters, I guess.
This is a public taxi number #1 in India. Sometimes it is better than normal taxi. Because it costs less and wind flows without any barrier. A bit of advice here is do not sit on middle of the seat behind the driver, push to one side. It will be easy to escape from unfortunate events. I have heard several occasions from my classmates ( foreign and Indian students) had incident when they were travelling in ooto.
Since it was a second time I was visiting in Chennai, I did not spend much time in Chennai, but made to Marina beach. It is the longest beach in India. It was suppose to be very beautiful. Somehow we ended up in junk beach. We were expecting a lot, but people were taking bath in it, throwing their garbage everywhere.
It is always hard to look at beggars, especially kids, even in India. They have more than 1 billion people. It is sure that even they had small portion of beggars compared to whole population, it would be still a lot.
How do you count the beauty? In my home country – Mongolia, we usually value beauty mostly by eyes. In India, they always prefer skin color. The most of them have beautiful and big eyes. So, eyes are usually considered as every Indians have. But skin color is different. It is hard to keep white and soft under 0 to 55 degree Celsius.
It is strange that everything is right in their point of view.
It is always good to visit in India. Incredible India shows true value of everything. Poverty, Wealth, Good, Bad, Hard work, laziness, cleverness, stupidity, beauty and ugliness. India made me to re-think about my life again, taught me how to appreciate and be grateful what I have now.