Things We Miss About India.

Haggling
Chaos
Street food
Cheap food
Vegetarian food
Coconuts
Cheap juice
Sugarcane juice
Sitar music
Heat during winter months
How easily people approach you
Really receptive people
Freedom (not having to answer to anyone)
Paradox of corruption
Lack of consequences for minor (or major) indiscretions
How cheap everything is (more bang for your buck)
Weird trends
Tea shops and their atmospheres
How being on time doesn’t matter. At all.
The accessibility of rooftops
Rooftop parties
Wearing the bindi and lots of jewelry
The cows/goats/livestock in the cities
Buses
Radio
The shock of everything
Crossing the street any way we please
Range of climates & landscapes

Note: Both lists compiled with special help from John & Austin. 

Things We Won’t Miss About India.

Endless staring
Mustaches
Creepy men
Being hassled
The blistering heat
Certain smells (urine, feces, sewage)
Air & water pollution
Incessant honking
Dangerous traffic
Lack of garbage cans
Garbage fires behind our hostel
The India Post
Indigestion
Increased potential for food poisoning
Beggars
Beggars touching us
Dressing modestly all the time
Sweating all the time
Feeling dirty all the time
Proxy servers & restricted Internet
Drunken (autorickshaw) drivers
How crossing your legs is a sign of disrespect
Terrible roads
People demanding tips
“Which country? Which country”
Vitamin & nutrient deficiency
Indian queues (or lack thereof)
Lack of rain
Having to drink bottled water all the time
Airtel spam
Hostel food
Hard mattresses