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5 things that were hollered at me in Jaipur

“Too long time since white skin”

“Mask, mask”

“Looking dapper, my friend”

“Lovely jubbly”

“Sound as a pound”

“Many long time since foreigners coming”

That’s six but the first and last sum up the situation perfectly. Big India is always a crazy trip, you know. It’s intense in so many ways, but in a touristic place like Jaipur it was more full on than usual.

There have been no tourists in India for seven months now and the impact on the industry has been heavy. The people that work as guides, maids, run hotels and restaurants – the whole tourism sector – they’re all desperate to see tourists again. Fingers crossed for 2021.