Every once in a while I see a video that makes “Tourist Cj” inside me scream really loud. This is one of them:
Shot and edited by a tourist friend of my roomate, the visuals are intense.
Living in Delhi or really, any major city in India can really get to someone. There’s so much chaos, and every day is survival. You get so caught up in it all, that you forget to just stop, and look around. And if there’s anything I learnt from my 2008 backpack trip around India, it’s that this country has SO much beauty to give. It’s just hidden around, so you’ll have to look. It’s not Europe, where every street is a picturesque catch, or South Asia with it’s gorgeously lit nights, or even the USA with it’s charm.
I dont think I’m ever going to have the time or money to just pick up my phone, a backpack with nothing but clothes and books, and just travel around in trains and buses around this sub-continent. And for that reason, I think 2008 was probably the best year of my life so far.
Sigh. Maybe I just need to travel again. But my bank account really begs to differ. Dammit.