11 years ago I lost my heart to India. But if someone asks me: “Do I have to go there?” I don’t have a answer.
I would explain why.
It is my home away from home. India is everything at the same time; Beautiful and ugly, overwhelming and intimate, the tastiest scents in combination with the dirty ones, I think you get the point.
Before I left I was curious how I would respond to the environment. Everyone in my area had warned me about the big difference, the culture shock.
And then I suddenly arrived at the airport in Bangalore. Search for a taxi, found it and go for another 3.5 hours to Mysore. I looked at myself through the window and I had the feeling of being home. As a child, full of wonder, I absorbed everything.
“I can’t tell you, you have to experience it.
You love India or you don’t.
I always want to go back, but you have to experience India to know.”