IMPRESSIONS OF INDIA
The South Asian jewel of India is one of those intriguing countries that seems at once so alien yet familiar. I’m sure we all have preconceptions of what it’s like; the sounds, colours, aromas, tastes and cultural experiences we’d encounter should we get to visit. Until I get that opportunity, I’ll just have to make do with reading about it from others.
With that in mind, I’m so pleased to bring you a trilogy of posts, by guest author David Bader. David is a former colleague of mine, a devoted father, an incurable foodie and a natural comedian.
Consisting of a diary of quick notes jotted down during a pre-Covid work trip (to promote the Nordic countries to the Indian market), the posts give us an ‘instant reaction’ through David’s eyes. Having been on many travel industry ‘fam trips’ myself, I can vouch for the authenticity! With David at the helm, it’s a fun ride, I can tell you. Below are David Bader’s ‘Impressions of India’.
David Bader is on board a British Airways flight, on a work familiarisation (aka fam) trip to India. Kicking off in Delhi, it’s his first visit to the country. How will this Nordic tourism professional, used to colder climes and smaller populations, find it here? Well, let’s take a look and find out, shall we?!
In Part 1, we ‘met’ my former colleague David Bader on his first visit to India. As we join David on days 3 and 4 of his visit, we find him surviving on little sleep, but thoroughly enjoying the food – no surprises there. He’s due to fly south for a brief visit to Bangalore. What will he encounter on the next stage of his fam trip? Here’s the second instalment of ‘Impressions of India’.
In Impressions of India Part 1, I introduced you to my ex-workmate David Bader, as he set foot in Delhi at the start of his Indian fam trip. Part 2 saw him on an entertaining whirlwind visit to Bangalore and onto Mumbai. As he nears the end of his trip, David has become used to many of the unique customs in India, and continues to engage us with his off-the-cuff and humorous observations. Get ready for Impressions of India Part Three!