Last minute insight of Hyderabad

Authored by:
Omar C.

Throughout my experience living in an Indian home-stay, I spent most of my time trying to adjust my lifestyle to cope with the cultural differences. Learning to take off my shoes before entering people’s homes, accepting things with my right hand, and growing a high tolerance for spice were some key points that helped me understand Indian society. The way people manage to communicate despite religious,  linguistic, and cultural differences, and how local cuisines change from state to state are unique elements of the country. Whenever I interact with locals over cups of chai, a level of comfort is often developed and adding insight to a wide range of topics becomes easier. At times I am faced with questions that are not usually topics of discussion in my culture, but I highly appreciate the curiosity that Indians have about outsiders.

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