Snippets from an Indian train


Traveling by train in India is frustrating, hard, exciting, interesting and eye opening all at the same time. The stations are usually filthy, getting tickets can take a whole day and expectations need to be quite low, no matter which class one decides to travel in. Yet, the constant flow of hot chai delivered by kind men warms the soul, people are interesting and helpful, and the views rolling across the grubby windows is enchanting.

On our train from Amritsar to Delhi we had a yellow tinted outlook through two square holes of the compartment. I loved the effect it gave. Welcome aboard.