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1. Posted by cameragirl (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

cameragirl has indicated that this thread is about India

I took my very hardcore New Yorker boyfriend to India last fall and... he and India did not get along too well ...see what happened in this vid:

http://www.lonelyplanet.tv/Clip.aspx?key=D1CF6E13A8AA1EC7

Also, here's a very pretty video about an Israeli girl who decided to find out how Indian women carry so much on their heads...

http://www.lonelyplanet.tv/Clip.aspx?key=BCE31FB7AA5D7102

Let me know what you think.

2. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

i feel that the ticket seller is not professional!!! Well,maybe thats they way how they work there!!!

Well,the second video is awesome!!!! Great Video!!!;)

3. Posted by vipingoyal (Full Member 16 posts) 9y

Pushkar is one of the best place on earth,I have published a book on Pushkar.Being a member of HC, I always advise pushkar to my guest.
Indian lady has a built in stamina to carry weight,dont try it , you may end up having a sprain in neck.
vipingoyal

4. Posted by cameragirl (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Thanks for the advice about the sprain in the neck! Yes, I guess the ticket seller is not professional :) Thanks for your comments.

5. Posted by sushi_ (Budding Member 49 posts) 9y

Laughed my ass off, he's got to learn to go with the flow or he's going to get a hernia!! Although I've got to say I'd be pretty annoyed trying to get a ticket from that station!

6. Posted by cameragirl (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Ha! Yes, he had to learn to go with the flow. I am going to put up the link to Part 2, the continuation of the unhappy traveler's excellent adventures in the next day or so!!

7. Posted by mohit_sa (Full Member 59 posts) 9y

The first video is funny. Although, even i would be pissed if I had to wait for almost two hours and still not get a ticket.

These things happen in India. But a lot of people are changing. I would say its just his hard luck he ended up with such a teller.

I think one thing everybody traveling to India should come prepared for is a cultural shock, especially if they haven't ever visited this part of the world. For Indians its become a way of life. Not for other, I can understand.

Overall, the video is too good.

8. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

lol...the guy should have done some research before going to India. for example the fact that there is tourist qouta at many places.

9. Posted by cameragirl (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Ramon was soooo happy when he found out about the air conditioned travel quota spot in delhi where there's no line and everyone speaks english!!! well, wait and see part two- i am about to post about it. thanks so much for watching!!

10. Posted by itajai (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Goliath, sorry cameragirl... but i couldn't stop laughing at your boyfriend. I myself travelled alot and still want to travel to India. When I went to China, I think it might be even worst... they will "butt-ram" you...(compress you to the window booth) like there are no lines... and it sucks... since I'm asian, they assumed that I was also chinese... so they only spoke chinese to me, even after showing my passport.

But its a great experience, learning different cultures. Good luck for you guys there.