Local Celebrity


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While in Udaipur, I came across this man. He was quietly sitting on a corner, and for some reason piqued my interest. I politely asked to take his photo and he obliged.

Afterwards, he invited me to sit down. He motioned that he had something to show me in his knapsack. Unsure what to expect, I reluctantly agreed and what he pulled out shocked me.

In his bag he kept hundreds of letters, postcards & photos from tourists all over the world. Each was addressed specifically to him and usually a letter accompanied the picture. This man had spent years as an Auto Rickshaw Driver, and had been collecting these items to document his journey.

Impressed, I wrote down his address & soon he will have this photo to add to his collection.

4 comments:

tottsmom said...

That is soooo cool.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I'm a journalist. I'm working on a story on expat bloggers. Met Dave and Jenny already, would love to meet you. My e-mail: vshoba@gmail.com

Ugly Deaf Muslim Punk Gurl! said...

awww... that's so cute.

Sidra said...

How cute! I really like your blog; have been reading it for the past half hour. I'm a Pakistani who grew up in the States and have always wanted to visit India.