My journeys are continuing and I’m appreciating each one. I recently spent a whirlwind three days in India. I flew into Mumbai and was overwhelmed with the fast pace of the country and the conditions. Even still, it was a rewarding experience.
As I rode in the taxi and escaped death many times, I gazed out of the window and saw rows of people sleeping on the streets. Many slept in the same spot that they worked. Some even had beds pulled out on the sidewalk for sleeping. The streets were lined with shop after shop of produce stands, hot food stands, clothing stores, barber shops and many other types of shops. Housing conditions are difficult to explain. They remind me of some projects in the US but much worse. There are tall structures coated with dirt and clean clothes hanging out to dry. Garbage lined the streets and the air was thick with pollution. The smell of sewage lasted about 15 minutes on the ride to the hotel. The taxi driver didn’t speak English so it was a challenge to get to the correct place but I was happy when I finally arrived to the hotel. Read more