I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them, which has inspired this new series This is India! It’s not that I want to make fun of people or have a rant- this is just meant to be an honest portrayal about my life in India through short anecdotes. I’ll also share here each week what I’ve been up to online outside Hippie in Heels.

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Now for your story:

One of my favorite things is that everyone rides a motorbike in India. A pretty lady in a sari or a man with 3 kids might be the driver of the bike. Infant babies sit up front on the drivers lap and little kids stand up front and hold on to the handlebars.

This would never happen in the U.S., a place where the media have a panic-attack over Gwyneth Paltrow taking her little girl on a moped without a helmet.

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I have never seen a child wear a helmet on a bike in India. I feel like I don’t even need to mention this, but… traffic in India is INSANE.

So, I have gotten used to the babies on the bikes, even three babies on a bike. But what Ben saw today was new: a motorbike with 3 live pigs stacked on top of each other at the guys’ feet.

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This is India!

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