Thursday, February 12, 2009

Welcome to the Madness!

Yesterday we arrived to be reminded of just how wild South Asia can be. Here are just a few of the things that have been interesting just to start us off:

1) No task is too small for someone who really wants a job. Yesterday in the visa line, there was one man who walked around stapling people's photos to their visa applications, and it took three others to take payments and process visas for one line.

2) You may run into all kinds of cargo at the airport. There were about 10 crates of chicks peeping like crazy at the baggage carousel when we arrived. Run from the avian flu!

3) Honking solves everything. Nothing else needs to be said.

4) No matter how crowded an electrical pole looks, you can always add more wires without any safety equipment required.

5) Expect a parade at any moment that's complete with a marching band dressed in uniforms.

6) The massive unemployment rate becomes very real when you can look around at any time of day to find at least 20 guys sitting around doing nothing.

Okay. That's about enough for now. Welcome to South Asia!

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