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  1. Barbara Gabriel- Steal Just One Day
    March 14, 2015 @ 1:58 pm

    You’re doing really well! Despite your frustration, you are still getting out there and seeing stuff. I really see you coming into your own in this trip. (In terms of the blog and the book to come.) Thanks for sharing, even the tough parts.

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  2. Jon Cockerill
    March 15, 2015 @ 6:57 am

    Wow! Such a different experience to my concurrent one. You have my sympathy. But our guide briefed the group on day one that Indians will stand close to you and observe you as they have no concept of personal space.

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    • Drop Me Anywhere
      March 15, 2015 @ 8:30 am

      Yes, this is true. It’s different when a group of twenty men are making noises, circling you and, when you stand and have to turn with your backside to them to gather your bags, they start yelling and making more noise. And with the issues of violence towards women lately (which many Indians have mentioned and asked if it was a concern for me coming as it has very much affected tourism), these are things that women have been told to be careful of and make it known, loudly, that it is not okay. The women only metro cars in Delhi make things much more comfortable. While you were here, you probably read about the mob justice that happened against an accused rapist as little has been done by the legal system to prosecute rapists. It’s a big topic here and what is now known as “the event” in Delhi really brought the issue to the forefront.

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    • Drop Me Anywhere
      March 15, 2015 @ 8:32 am

      Yes, this is true. It’s different when a group of twenty men are making noises, circling you and, when you stand and have to turn with your backside to them to gather your bags, they start yelling and making more noise. And with the issues of violence towards women lately (which many Indians have mentioned and asked if it was a concern for me coming as it has very much affected tourism), these are things that women have been told to be careful of and make it known, loudly, that it is not okay. The women only metro cars in Delhi make things much more comfortable. While you were here, you probably read about the mob justice that happened against an accused rapist as little has been done by the legal system to prosecute rapists. It’s a big topic here and what is now known as “the event” in Delhi really brought the issue to the forefront.

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