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Old 06-14-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Yes, I don't have a desire to live in the US my entire life actually. I want to move away and experience other areas.
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Old 06-14-2008, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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The most "normal" Indian city by American standards is probably Goa. It is probably a result of the Portuguese colonization. Much more laid back culture and the people don't hassle you as much as in the rest of India.

However I don't think there is much of a job market in Goa outside of tourism for Europeans.

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No, not Indian.

Westerners do get a lot of stares. Now I was with my wife who is rather a very attractive woman so this may have had some influence, I know though I do get stares and gawks cause I went out only once without my wife to get us some food, though I admit it was not at all as intensivly of a stare fest as when i was with my wife.

The guy was trying to get us to go to some tourist bureau and then started making some rather obscene remarks to my wife, she of course resonded back at him in Hindi, he then grabed her arm, she gave him a shove then I gave him a fist. I am not a violent person but this guy was very annoying and down right rude, my writing does not even begin to show the situation.

But that was a one time thing, though we did get in a few verbal assaults with people that were being outright stubborn (no, I do not want a rikshaw ride) we did not experience violence during our time there.

We walked by a school, HS or middle school, and those people about went nuts, i must say, it is probably less frustrating traveling as a single guy, those poeple lose all their marbles at the sight of an attractive female.

Which by the way, i am not at all saying Indian women are ugly because quite the contrary, they are not, but something about the "western/european white women" clicks in their heads.

Mumbia we had a whole lot less problems with it though, defintly a much more modern city and in my opinion the most progressive place on average in all of India though I did not visit every city.

If I were you I would go anyway to try it out, life is too short to stick around the same place all the time.
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:59 PM
 
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I spent most of my time in Goa and left it out on purpose because to me it really is sort of its own little world. In my opinion it does not represent the Indian culture as a whole and it being the former colony until recent is the reason.

But boy, did I party there!
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