Saturday, March 14, 2009
Surprisingly enough India is not that much or a foreign country. In talked to home host and trip leader, their political situation mirrors ours. English is almost the first language. Virtually all signage is in English. It gives you a feeling of normalcy although India is certainly different but I didn't expect so much English. The people are so gracious even the ones on the street. All bow, smile and speak. Ladies' saris are beautiful. Even the ones working in the fields are brightly colored. Children of course are adorable the world around. Did some shopping while I was here. Even bargained.....all by myself!! The most disturbing sight is all the trash. They don't pick up anything. The reuse a lot of things but trash doesn't seem to be one of thlem. 85% of India has no sanitation, thus no drinking the water anywhere.