JTTE: Wednesday is Cow Day

##### 7:05 AM I woke at 5:00 am this morning and couldn’t help but catch a quick workout, regardless of the promise to myself not to train during this trip. I argue that it will help keep the jet lag at bay. I don’t foresee a particularly eventful day: work, work, and more work. This could be a long one folks, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there are no updates until tomorrow.

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6:30 PM

After a full day of work I found some time to work around the neighborhood again before dinner, this time taking a different route around the park and into a different “sector”. Wednesday is apparently cow day around here, as I ran into more in my 45 minute stroll than I have the entire time I’ve been here.

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Don’t eat that dirt, dude.


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You lookin’ at my hump?


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Why is this big white dude taking my picture?


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Yeah, we’re eating trash. A cow gets hungry alright.

I also came across what appears to be the local convenience store, a cluster of small open shops selling everything from packaged snacks to eggs.

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I finally came in contact with my first “street food” vendor as well, who was frying up some kind of meat in a big dish, and putting it into wraps. I was sorely tempted despite the prohibitions heaped on me by wife and co-worker. I am told that my weak American digestive system will not be able to handle it, but that I may acclimate in time. We’ll see.

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Egg rolls in India? Can my stomach handle it?

I mentioned the smog in my first post, but failed to point out that it seems to “burn off” by the afternoon. Here is the haze in the morning:

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And a much clearer view in the afternoon:

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Dinner will be in the hotel tonight. Tragically we have to be present for a few meetings tonight (you know, in the morning back home), and we won’t have time to go anywhere too far for dinner. There is always tomorrow night.


This is a post in the Journey to the East series. Other posts in this series:

Aloft over the Atlantic

JTTE: Bleary-eyed and Hungry Over the Old Evil Empire

JTTE: Day One in Delhi

JTTE: Wednesday is Cow Day

JTTE: Making the rounds in Delhi I

JTTE: Making the Rounds in Delhi II

JTTE: Agra, A Great Place to be Buried

JTTE: The Pink City I

JTTE: The Pink City II

JTTE: Bringing the Rain to Bikaner

JTTE: How Rajasthan Gets Medieval

JTTE: A Respite in Jodhpur

JTTE: The Most Romantic City in All of India

JTTE: The Hell with the Train

JTTE: Coming Home

JTTE: A Final Word on India