Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bangalore, India

So I have been here since Saturday midnight, it's Day 2 now.
And official Day 1 of our APJ Development Summit.

Just want to write a quick one before I go to bed. hehehe.

Observations of Bangalore, India so far (disclaimer: just my personal thoughts haha)

1. Weather is awesome, windy, cooling, around 20-25 degrees celcius. (dislike the random rains though)

2. Cars honk for no reason (like every 3 seconds, not kidding) and I'm just glad we will be at the hotel all week till this weekend (literally had a headache as we were out all day Sunday and the honking just haunt me so much I can't handle that stress anymore)

3. Dust. dusty dusty dusty. 
I mean this can't be helped I guess, not with all the rubbish beside the road and homeless, beggars. Beggar kids actually touched our hands and ask us to give them money. It's just so common and I can't help but feel pity and realized that Malaysia is actually so much better.
And my hair is getting really dry, and my face is having pimples breakout.
I feel so ugly and stupid lol.

4. Tourists exploitation.
I know this happens in many countries but it's just crazy over here.
There will be tickets like Indians 10 rupees, non-Indians 200 rupees.
I felt so exploited but it's only RM20+ so alright.
But after a few spots, it just felt ughh.
And they only check non-Indians for cameras, and there are camera tickets. 50 rupees.
Although the amount is little, I can't help but feel frustrated.
I guess it's their income, I mean where else can they earn from if not from tourists.

5. Friendly people
This is contradicting to what I stated above. but to my surprise (lol) there are actually friendly people, like the customs at the airport, had quite some jokes with that guy because I told him I'm Malaysian and he's like you are Chinese. I guess he messed up with Malays.
And the people at the hotel are super friendly. Maybe because this hotel is so grand I don't think I have ever lived in such a grand hotel.
Literally. Will tell you more about it in my next few posts.
Haven't really gotten an exterior picture of it, but you may look it up on google. Ritz-Carlton Bangalore.

I would write more but I'm really tired right now.
It's ridiculously comfortable to own such a big bed alone. *points picture below.
There's a serious case of lack of security when I was sleeping last night.
It didn't happen when in Westin Xiamen that time, not sure why...

Anyhow, when I checked in, there were cupcakes, chocs, macaroons beside my bed.
And nail polish too.
We soon found out that only some of the girls got it. hahaha.
One of the guys got mangoes and a handwritten letter from the housekeeping. (reason is because the housekeeping person saw that they got mangoes from Delhi and they wanted them to try Bangalore mangoes LOL)
He was so excited because apparently the angmos had a Indian mango party last night or something. So they were hoping to have more mangoes for the rest of the week.

It's just weird, the service of this hotel is like, they are trying to make you feel so satisfied I can't even think of one thing I don't like. haha

Plus, they are so obsessive they actually placed all my toiletries on top of their leather tray thingy, queued up perfectly in the middle. And, they realized that I used bottled water to brush my teeth, they placed water beside the sink for me. oh gosh. lol.
Should I leave a tip for them in the room?

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