Bicycle rickshaw ride through the Haridwar bazaar, India

phototgraph of sacred cow in Haridwar, India

sacred cow in Haridwar, India

Holy cow! Riding through Haridwar

For Video Friday on BreatheDreamGo, I have a video I took while riding in a bicycle rickshaw on the way to the train station from my hotel in Haridwar during the Kumbh Mela. I was staying at the wonderful Haveli Hari Ganga, which is located deep in the bazaar – where the streets are too narrow for cars and too crowded with people and stalls piled high with brass figurines of the Hindu pantheon, pyramids of vermilion kumkum powder and neatly stacked wafers of pastel sweets. The hotel has its own bicycle rickshaw for transporting passengers to and from the train station.

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4 Responses to Bicycle rickshaw ride through the Haridwar bazaar, India

  1. Paul Lima July 16, 2010 at 9:54 am #

    I would freak out in that traffic. Could not survive it. And it’s not like I live in the country. I live in Toronto and, on occasion, have to navigate rush hour traffic. Great video, though.

  2. Mariellen July 16, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    Thanks for your comment Paul. This is why India is a teacher. You HAVE to learn to go with the flow!

  3. Bobby July 18, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    well, im from haridwar and its just a normal things for us, usually we never thing like that…………..

  4. Mariellen July 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    Thanks for your comment Bobby. I had an amazing time in Haridwar. It’s interesting that difference seems to be so fascinating to people … things that are normal for us in Toronto would be unbelievable to other …

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