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:
- We spent the beginning of the week finishing up our time in Tonbridge which was really fun, then headed to Vienna where we’ve been in a small village called Achau with Ben’s dad for the week. It’s been so good to see all his friends and family again. Back to London for a day today then coming back to India by Saturday!
- Once I’m back I’ll gear up for my trip to Kerala with goMowgli! Until then, I need to lose the 5 pounds I gained in Europe & get a tan again lol
Now your story,
Just like my love/hate relationship with India, I have a love/hate relationship with it’s cows. In fact, I’ve written about it a few times. There was the article about how you can save the indigenous cow then there was that time I got headbutted by a cow…. & then that time I was really weird and wrote 17 reasons to love the cows in India.. I had apparently forgiven that one mean one in Varanasi who ripped my pants off.
When I got back from the USA, Ben and I were driving down the main highway in Goa and I wasn’t really feeling like I was in India since we were in the A/C Bolera with Indigo radio on. That was, until…
a little baby cow came running as fast as it’s tiny legs could take him across traffic and HURDLED over a moving motorbike. Right over the front tire. The guy was laughing to himself.. and I kid you not traffic didn’t even pretend to stop. The cow being perfectly content, walked off the side of the road with it’s buddies. No one was excited by this (except me) and life in India went on per usual.
I love the moments here when I forget where I am then something “crazy” happens and I’m the only one who thought it was nuts. Plus, I just love the cows in Goa.
* If you want to help cows in Goa (they do need help) you can volunteer when here or donate to WAGS – Welfare for Animals in Goa. Atul, who runs the place takes special care of cows when people throw acid on them for begging (I know, terrible) or they eat too much plastic, etc.
This is India!
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