Anyway! If Smumpter happens to check back on this page, any experience with touts beggers and pervs would help in Inida. It only took a few bad experiences at the beginning of my trip to put me in a serious rage at times, looking for these enigmatic great friendly people of India. But equally I stayed long enough to also meet a couple of people who totally turned it around. After chatting with someone on the train I ended up eating breakfast at his house, lunch at his auntie's (the flat opposite) and left with him having giving me umpteen contact numbers and organising all my friends transport half way across the country etc etc. So basically! As with anywhere theres lots of crap but also plenty of good, it can just turn out that you get a disproportionate amount of either which is where many (not unjustified) bad reports of India come from.
[ Edit: Edited on May 9, 2007, at 11:58 PM by velourfog ]