Monday, February 20, 2017

Moving to India

On the 11th day of January I undertook a trip that would turn my world upside down. I moved to New Delhi to finish my last semester of Interactive Media Design.

Making the decision to move more than 9 thousand miles away from my home, my family, my friends and everything I've known all my life was not easy. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would be sitting here, writing this entry in a place where I know not a single soul.

I've only been here for less than a week and there's so much more for me to learn, see and experience, and even though I've met some outstanding people the transition has been everything but easy. India is so different and unique; from the food to the insane traffic and the infrastructure, it's quite a lot to take in on the first day. I've read in many places and have been told by many that India is a country you either hate or you love. The cultural contrast to the things you're familiar with takes a toll on you the most but with patience and an open mind you get to enjoy the little things that surround the everyday life of this insane but amazing city.

It's been almost a week and I'm barely hanging onto the rhythm of the chaos, I've yet to learn how to catch a rickshaw without sounding like a complete idiot. Of course being a foreigner doesn't help and the drivers don't take me very seriously, but I'll get the hang of it sooner or later.

The endless variety of flavors give your taste buds an explosion of cultural diversion you never knew existed before. Of course back home we have indian restaurants, but nothing compares to the actual thing. The spices and the herbs blend so effortlessly with every dish you keep asking for more and yes sure if you're not fond of spicy you are really going to have a hard time, but I've find that many places cater non-spicy food.

I would love to give you a more detailed description of what everything is like but I have yet to discover so much I am afraid my description at the time might not be very accurate.

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