Monday, January 07, 2008

Fresh HELL


I chose this photo because the google caption read:
The living HELL that is Jaipur, and I couldn't agree more...this street is actually pretty clean compared to the rest.
Friends,

I am in Hell. What have I done to deserve this? I want to come home, I hate Jaipur, it is worse than Agra (my apologies, Mona). I am going to suffer through two days of this hell hole before I get back to Delhi and then three days there. Mind you, the hotel I am staying at is lovely, and I have two balconies and a bathtub which I plan to use tonight. I don't dare eat anything in this filthy place until I get to Anoki tomorrow, which is an expensive but clean and totally awesome art place with an organic restaurant that will probably cost the rest of my rupees!

I have to tell you, I am so sick of all this garbage, and people spitting, and staring, and trying to take me for all that I have. Somehow in this crazy country, many people have forgotten about honor and integrity, and I seem to be running into all those people. I don't know about you, but I would NEVER EVER litter, even in India. The garbage in the streets is just horrifying in Jaipur, and on top of these piles of garbage, lie pigs, cats, dogs, goats, and cows, all eating the garbage. I can't take it anymore.

I should have stayed in Bangalore, traffic and all. At least I have friends there, and know my way around.

Don't worry, I'm not sick or anything, just sick of India....it was a lot more fun when Gary was here and now it is just a hell of a lot of work and I don't want to do it anymore.

To top it off, the people at my hotel in Delhi fucked up and didn't reserve me a room for Friday night which left me essentially homeless in Delhi...no can do! I had to call 20 places before I got a room for Friday, and also had to get a room for Wednesday night as I am going back to Delhi one day early. So, for W TH and F night I have three different hotels, which totally sucks, but can't suck as bad as Jaipur.

ARGH!!!!!!

Ok I have to leave a positive note here. The rickshaw driver let me drive today through a slower part of town and that was the highlight of my day! I drove for 15 minutes and everyone was yelling "good job madam!" LOL I am now hooked, and I need to drive tomorrow too!
Over and out, tired, fed up, but ok.

S

15 comments:

lime said...

big hugs. sorry things have gone south since gary left. hang in there. delhi's coming....

Mona said...

O Susie! I am so sorry you have to go through all this! I knew what you were letting yourself into...

I am back home for a couple of days stop over after which I hit it again. I have been traveling too checking on colleges for my son's admission later this year & filling out entrance exam forms etc.

Please please be careful & remember just DON'T SMILE A LOT! If you carry a frown you are safer up north!& talk gruffly when you have to & don't make eye contact with strangers.

That street you see is indeed VERY clean! I can imagine how grossed out you must be, even we living here do not feel like moving out except when we totally have to.

That hotel thing really sucks! You can never trust these travel agents here these days...

mr ratburn said...

Hang in there kiddo!!
i know you can take on india, cause i saw you do it in blore with the handicraft drivers. what you are describing fits exactaly what a man i met at the airport was saying between north and south india. the north is harsher- the climate is extreame, and thousands of years of invasions, and it is just crowded. you will be home to clean, crisp and fresh and quiet northern california ( even if it is a bit boring..)
g

sis said...

Hey sis, only a couple of days left to go, I know that you can do it and everyone is rooting for you, seems like Mona has some good advice but you are a seasoned traveler and you know what you are doing. I love you lots and you will be fine once you get home and look back on all of this,next time you won't go there. You'll go somewhere else....Hey it snowed here last night....you know I hate the snow....Love J

Photocat said...

Hi cutie - wish I were there too and we would fight them off - sorry you are having a rough day - but I know you - you will meet someone else wonderful like the rickshaw driver and have an adventure - breath, enjoy and the beautiful part of India that you love will find you - hugs - KB

RennyBA said...

Didn't know Hell was really such a bad place LoL - did you find the right cloths to wear? ;-)

So now your driving a car in Hell, what's next: A Motorcycle - I know you can handle it!

Hope your trips get better - and better - and better :-)

Breazy said...

Susie I am sorry to hear things aren't going that well for you. Hopefully once you get back to Delhi things will be much better.

Be careful!

Fortress Guinness said...

guess what i'm listening to right now...??? 'Be Back Soon' from the musical Oliver! lol ;) it's been haunting me a bit lately this one...wish i could send it to you now somehow...!!!

chin up babe...luv ya loads (^_^) xxx

Logophile said...

Aw, hon, that bites.
Mwah!
You can do it, just a couple more days you are so going to find something else to love soon.

Mona said...
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Sudiegirl said...

How much longer do you have in India? Hang in there...

Akelamalu said...

I don't think I'd like it there! :(

Rebicmel said...

((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))

Mark Leslie said...

Oh man, what an ordeal - glad to hear you survived it, and yes, that picture now makes complete sense. If I ever go traveling I want you for my tour-guide/bodyguard. Stay safe, Susie . . .

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