When you happen to arrive in the promised land of the cultural shock the night before Holi, you will find yourself soon enough soaked in paint, made of pigment powder and water, thrown at you by at least one billion happy people.
I can definitely strongly recommend to read the Wikipedia article on cultural shock, not only coz it describes the five stages of cultural shock but also coz it chooses Indian students arriving in Dresden – back than GDR – in 1951 to illustrate this phenomenon. Very funny.
Other posts from our India Travel Diary are:
I use Trains when travelling in India
Happy Holi – Spring in India
Running from Holi we took Rescue in Haridwar
Half Indian Doors and Memories in little red Note Books
Guwahati, Assam, North-East India.
Assamese Cuisine, German Spätzle And What’s Slime Got To Do With It
Tea Gardens And Kaziranga
Lovely People and Empty Ministries: Kohima
Twice a Day a Bus at the End of the Known World: Khonoma
Last Stop Paradise: Meghalaya, India
Another Travel Diary of mine takes you to Israel and Palestine in 2012. You can start reading it here.