can be found everywhere. Local buses are jam-packed,
streets are overflowing with people and traffic and
queues are long for everything. India is crazy and nowhere
more so than standing on a train platform in Delhi.
The mass of people squeezes you as you try to keep hold
of your belongings. You will feel hands from everywhere
touching you in unwanted places and you can feel very
vulnerable at times.
Solutions that have worked
your pack close by at all times and have your valuables
in another pack on the front of you at crowded train
stations. With your body covered with packs, there isn’t
a lot of room for men’s wandering hands to find
contact. If they do, I have no problem giving them a
smack. There is no need to let them think that it is
with the flow. Don’t fight the crowds, take a
deep breath when the train comes or when crossing the
street and make your way with the crowd. If you don’t
join in, you will be left behind.
joining a queue, don’t think that it is going
to be a polite line that serves people one at a time.
It is a dog eat dog world and you will have to fight
to be seen. Men will jump in front of you and hey, at
times; you may have to put out your elbow to stop that
nice little old lady that has aggressively tried to
sneak in front of you.