Saturday, October 24, 2009

Bhopal - lake, traffic

Hopefully I can post the case I can't, use your imagination...beautiful lake with fishermen minding their nets, a rowing team and kayakers training on the water. We walked along the 'boardwalk' along the lake taking in the atmosphere.
Sounds idyllic, but now add this into the picture...
- the traffic in Bhopal is CRAZY! No lanes, just a free for all amongst cars, auto-rickshaws, scooters, motorcycles, pedestrians and dogs. Everyone HONKS constantly, and the sound of honking was the constant soundtrack playing in our hotel room. You'd think that with all this going on people would choose to use the sidewalk if one were available, but we felt like oddballs for using it (and for other reasons I'll get into later.) Most people prefer to walk on the street, and not on the side of the street either, right in the middle with vehicles honking and narrowly grazing them as they continue on their way unperturbed.

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