Goodbye Thailand, Hello India!

Bags are packed and ready to go

Our bags finally packed, we bumped along in the back of our landlord’s pickup on our way to the pier on Yao Noi Island for the last time. One speedboat, a taxi and two flights later, and Steve and I are in Kolkata, India!

Sad to leave Yao Noi

I promised my best friend Ashley that I would create a photo journal of my Indian adventures, so this is the first post in that series. As internet is intermittent at best in many of the places that I will travel, these posts may be sporadic, but I hope you enjoy seeing this small glimpse of India through my eyes.

India ImpressionsFirst impressions? In India, each street is a microcosm teeming with life, a human petri dish. There’s the lassi man with his cart of pineapples, the gap toothed old man selling samosas and the sari clad old woman with the sad eyes. After one day, I am equally enlivened and saddened by this country. I don’t know what to expect, but whatever it is, I am ready to embrace it.

Poor pooch

Street food!

Samosas

Curry n' bread

Local boy

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11 responses to “Goodbye Thailand, Hello India!

  1. Glad the you guys arrived safely Leslie. I like that you’re writing from your heart – when you noted that you’re ” equally enlivened and saddened by this country.” Sooo looking forward to seeing India through your eyes. ~Terri

  2. Great pictures! Because of Curt’s work we know several people from India. All from higher caste families. Other friends of ours do mission work in India and they spend time with the poorest children. Pictures I have seen from the two different sides of India are fascinating. Enjoy!

  3. WOW, good stuff. On another note…and as a fellow traveler- how do you keep from getting ‘the bug’..travelers cha chas..?
    After 37 yrs not a problem, then I came home from Thailand..

    • Haha! It’s funny that you say that because I have just recovered from the worst travel bug I’ve ever had! Usually I’m fine, but this was bad. I’m avoiding street food for a while! 🙂

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