Phir-bhi-dil-hai-Hindustani- applies to every Indian soul who steps out of its home land in search of richer travel experiences. However westernized one may become, here are some customary habits that every Indian tourist inherits.
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1. They are glued to their cameras and selfie sticks:
Indians are big-time documenters. They have this urge to fix themselves in every possible frame. The legendary Titanic Pose, the great pillar-hug, the mandatory ‘picking a monument from its dome’- missing these photos ideas is unthinkable! Not to mention their love for selfies; Indians are practically the most seflie-ish creatures.
2. They’ll carry the entire wardrobe for a week-long trip:
Indians are popular for their luggage capacity. Carrying snacks like khakhra, pickle, biscuits, Lays, nachos, cold drinks, etc., are the Standard Operating Procedure. Plus, what if it suddenly rains or gets cold; clothes for every season need to be carried. Not to mention the matching accessories and footwear with every dress!
3. They can haggle even at the LV store:
Indians and Chinese are (in) famous bargainers. They try to make the most out of their buck and never hesitate haggling. Be it a night street market or a hoity-toity fashion boutique, they firmly believe that all the products are overpriced. Bargaining, then, becomes their birth-right.
4. The gorgeous Chuda for the newly weds:
This one’s specific to the ‘Just Married’ signboards. Newly married Indian women can be distinguished with the gazillion red bangles they wear as a custom. And with their arms and legs temporarily tattoed with Mehndi, they sport the perfect combo of Indo-western attire.
Now we know the perfect way to find ‘Apne Log’ across borders.