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India Land of a Thousand ............

I was in India a week ago and I must say it is one of my favorite countries. They say India is the land of a thousand Gods.  Ganesh is the most populat of the gods and  is my favorite.  I like a god  with a big gut  is okay with me.  So technically I have the body of a god.  I got a litle brass figurine I now keep in the car.

 Some say India is the land of a thousand languages.  It seem each city has their own language.  Even though Hindi is the official common language English is the de facto standard.  I was in Pune with one of the FAEs and it came as a shock that neither of us could speak to our driver.
 
I consider India to be the land of a thousand switches. Every wall plug is controlled with a switch. The room I stayed in had 35 switches. They even had a switch on the water heater as I so rudely found out one morning. 
 
When I go to India I like to stay in serviced apartments. They are in India neighborhoods where the hotels are in their own enclaves.  Indians are wonderful people and a chnace to be in a middle clss neighborhood should not be missed.  I also don’t like to be in a large group of Americans or Europeans these days/  I stayed at the hotel that the terrorist took over a few years back.  They are also about a third of the price
 
One down side is that when I go to India I pick up a bug. Not matter how carefull I am,  I always get Campylobacter.  I have decided to just consider it to be a traveling companion.  My little pet Campy eats what I eat and goes where I go.  Never any problem with getting a room.   It’s a great way to lose weight if you don’t mind where the weight went. I found out that I could get antibiotics without a prescription in India. I got a 5-day course for $1.50. At home this would require two doctor visits, some blood tests, and two doses of antibiotics (they like to start with wimpy amoxicillin which never works) for about $79 out of pocket  This is followed by a talk with the county health department about where I got such a bad bug.
 
Bangalore has a new airport which is great except the Cypress building in near the old airport.  The Cypress building is really nice.  They have a gym. San Jose has a gym, we have a ping pong table.  I am impressed with the Engineers in India and I was surprise how many of the engineers were doing PSoC hobby projects.  I look forward to my next visit.
 
 
Note; if a restaurant ever pisses you off just go to India and eat everything you can from street vendors and drink the tap water. When you get really sick you go to the doctor back home. When the county asked how you got it you tell then the only place you had been in the last 2 week was Don’s steak house. Tell them you thought the salad tasted funny but Don refused to give you a new one.  Tell them the bathroom sink didn't work and you don't think the employees washed their hands.

 

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