Singing friends in India

Making friends in IndiaIntrepid Express reader Alice Hancock found a universal language in India

“We had built houses together all week, sharing little more than a few nods and hand gestures. Then, on day five, we took turns singing our favorite songs while we worked, their lyrics in Tamil and ours in English. Neither of us understood a word of what the other was singing, but it didn’t stop us from dancing and laughing as though we’d known each other for years. I still don’t know what the residents of that small village in southern India were singing, but I remember them all as my friends.”

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* photo by Kristie Hough- Intrepid Photography Competition

About the author

Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll read about Sue's travel experiences, find helpful travel advice and she loves sharing great tales from Intrepid travellers.

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