I spent the last two days in India! The first day we were in Mangalore and I
was on a mission. I needed to find a new power adapter for my laptop, which in the US would not be a big problem at all. However in India on a Sunday, it
didn't work out so well. I ended up going to the mall but had no luck there.
Instead I got lunch and asked the guy to give me some traditional Indian food. The thing I like about India is that a lot of people are vegetarians so there are even whole restaurants with only "veg" foods. I can't remember what it was called but he gave me this giant crepe-like thing filled with cheese and potato and vegetables with curry and lots of spices. It was SO good. It was also humongous and I absolutely ate the whole thing. On the way to the mall in the shuttle bus we noticed a big festival on the side of the road so after we were done shopping we decided to take a tuk tuk back there to see what it was all about. Turns out it was a food festival. There were people selling all kinds of foods and then other section that was more like a craft fair. The problem was that I was so completely full I couldn't even think about eating anything else. We decided to just walk through and look at everything anyway. It was a little strange to be the only European-looking girl there. I could feel people looking at me. I felt like saying, "Ya, and this is tan for me!"
The next day I went back on the search for my adaptor but this time I was in
Cochin. The day before I was able to get an address for an electronics store. We hopped in a tuk tuk and gave him the name of the street we needed to go to. Miraculously he was able to find this hole in the wall place and even more miraculous, they had my adaptor! I'm not so sure this store was on the up and up but I was feeling a little desperate and they were giving me a good price. The only problem was that this adaptor was only for an Indian plug. Luckily the part that was broken on mine was not the plug part so I just switched it out and now here I am, typing away! They didn't have the adapter right there and then so they told us to come back in an hour. We asked our tuk tuk driver to take us to get some traditional Indian food and he said, "no problem." He drove us around and dropped us in front of a Chinese restaurant. At this point we were too hungry to care so we had Chinese food in India.
Now we are off to Sri Lanka!
Sassy ginger from NH off traveling the world.