They say that the best things in life free. That was certainly true for me on a visit to India earlier this year. I was a nervous first time visitor and I'd spent the overnight train trip from Goa to Kerala locked away from my fellow travellers in a first class sleeping compartment. We arrived at Kannur at 4am and all of a sudden I was face to face with the real India. In an excess of ego I had imagined that India would somehow be I interested in me - or at least in my tourist dollar. But in that bustling place I discovered that I was quite invisible, just one face in the crowd going about their daily business. We sat for nearly three hours as trains arrived and departed and brightly coloured immaculately turned out people flocked to and fro.
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