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’m at my parents in Ohio! Since I was in Malaysia, then India, then Ohio within 4 days, my jetlag was pretty bad. I have been to see my cute lil grandma in Southern Ohio & went to Lake Erie for a couple days with my mom. To get there you have to drive through the country: fields, old trains going by, amish riding past in buggies… gorgeous! My dad has abandoned us to go fishing with my brother, uncle, and cousin! (jk about the abandoning, obvi!)
- I got a new mac book pro! This means I’m going to be blogging even better. JK it means I can watch Game of Thrones on a retina display ;)
Now your story,
When my parents came to visit Goa, we took a road trip to Hampi. The drive there is windy and long (about 8 hours) and I absolutely hate it! My mom gets car sick and we were in a small Swift so it wasn’t the most enjoyable ride.
When passing through a small town near Hospet we saw a lot of farmers. There’s something they do which is very “only in India” and that is putting their grains in the road and allowing cars to run over them. Why not let the big cars going by do all the hard work for them?
As each car passes they throw more and more onto the road. It’s bumpy when you go over, but no big deal and you’ll never see a driver complain. I guess they like helping. Either way, to a foreigner this is very funny. You would never see this back home and actually if a farmer did this a person wouldn’t run over it. They would yell at the farmer that it’s not their road and they need to keep it clear so it doesn’t cause an accident or cause damage to their car.
I wish I had a picture of this, but never stopped to take one. Maybe you have one you’d like to share and I’ll add it to the article. Have you noticed this in India?
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