Welcome back to This is India! I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them. This is just meant to be an honest portrayal about my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Hippie in Heels.

What I was up to other than here:

  • I did such a cute interview Books Love Me: Rachel’s Literary Love Affair for A Place like Me in a Girl like This about all my favorite books. I mentioned the series that made me curious about travel but can’t think of the name! Do you know? It was books about brother and sister who go in a treehouse and read about dinosaurs or the moon, or the pyramids, and then are transported there!
  • Hippie in Heels was on the list for Best Female Travel Blogs 2015 by Travel Junkette!! Very exciting news!

Now your story,

At the sake of people thinking I’m boring, as one reader did when I posted the sand buckets at the petrol pump, I have something to share about India that I find interesting… and you may not at all! I hadn’t thought much of it until my friend came to visit and was just getting such a kick out of it.

When in my friend Nami’s rental car, we backed up to reverse into the street and Jingle Bells started playing. Britani, my friend visiting, was DYING laughing. She couldn’t believe it was real.

But, cars in India do play music outside the car so other people know they are reversing. I hear it constantly when my neighbors back out.

Even my water filter plays Jingle Bells. What is it with Jingle Bells!? And does this happen in other countries or is it just an India thing?

Here’s a video I found on YouTube of a car reversing with music:

This is India!

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