I am both idealist and realist. For there is no point in ideals if they cannot be realised.
Jacob (Jake) Barrie Gordon

Jake Gordon

Horn Please

5 February 2001

In India, you need three things to drive: “good horn, good brakes and good luck!”… or so I’m constantly told, and driving here is quite mad. They go all over the place and honk away every time they overtake anyone. You’ll see a person on a camel coming towards you on a highway, and then a little further down the road, a cow crossing not giving a damn what he’s up to.

Talking about damn - I’m a god-damned stupid fool. So far, I’ve been staying here as a ‘stupid tourist’ and it’s about time I start living like i want to live - like an independent traveller/explorer… far more up my street. Hopefully, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing from tomorrow.


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