Having parked the car, my hosts and I took a camel ride from the parking lot to the entrance of the Taj Mahal. The camel driver charged us a total of 50 rupees ($1) to drive us about 850 meters. I have to say that I felt very bad for the camel. When the driver launched himself into his seat, I noticed that his shirt read, "I'm surrounded by idiots." I burst out laughing. I regret that I didn't have the courage to ask for a photo, but I wonder if he knew what his shirt said or if like many Americans with Chinese calligraphy on their clothing, he was entirely oblivious.

You can see the back of the driver here- he is in the gray shirt in the right lower corner of the picture.



06/28/2013 12:58pm

LOL. You've cracked me up at the Chinese calligraphy part. So true. It applies not just to Americans though.

06/29/2013 6:04am

Doris Day gave the response a long time ago: que sera, sera


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    I am a PhD Candidate at Purdue University in Political Science. My fields of study are Public Policy, Comparative Politics and Public Health. I am traveling to India and Bangladesh to conduct fieldwork for my dissertation on childhood immunizations. My research is being funded by the Global Policy Research Institute at Purdue University and the Department of Political Science through the Frank L. Wilson Award for International Research.


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