Day 1: Friday 14-Feb. First Impressions Of Mumbai, India
India was great fun! I thought this would mostly be a text-based blog post but I discovered the YouTube Capture app on day 1 of the holiday which made it easy for me to create and upload vids from my phone...so I made videos.
Click for the YouTube playslist of the journey through Goa or just watch each video below.
Day 1, later That Night...As It Was Valentine's Day...
My gifts plus what I said the first time Harry said those three words.
Day 2: Saturday 15-Feb. First Day In Goa
We randomly found a driver called Babu. He took us to some old churches, Spice Farm and a temple. The highlight was seeing Modern Tarzan climb up a tree then shoot down really fast. It was amazing but out of 15 people only Harry and I thought he deserved a tip!
Day 3: Sunday 16 Feb - Black Girls Get A Lot Of Attention In India!
Day 3: Sunday 16 Feb - The Beauty Of India - Come Open-Minded
Day 4: Monday 17 Feb - Dark Skinned Indians Mostly Absent On TV
Day 5: Tuesday 18 Feb - Is This Is Why They Stare At Black Girls?
Day 6/7/8: Wed 20 Feb - Last India Vlog: Couple's Massage, A Bride For My Friend & The Sangeet (Wedding Party)
20/2/2014 06:53:22 am
Heather and Harry are simply the most adorable couple ever!!
After looking at your video, my curiosity lead me to surf the internet concerning your question. Having lighter skin is more acceptable in India and skin lightening cream is big business there. The fact that you were a foreigner was noticeable, but your dark skin was even more noticeable. I think that was their fascination and I personally don't they wanted to take pictures with you out of admiration but because they've never seen someone darker than them outside of their race. From what I read, India doesn't accept African people, especially men, associating them with being thugs and drug dealers. They assumed because of your skin color, that's where you were from. Also, the contrast between how fair and darker skinned people are treated in India is unbelievable, especially when some of them are darker than black people.
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