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Coronavirus Situation in India: Stranded in Udaipur as a Foreigner

Coronavirus Situation in India: Stranded in Udaipur as a Foreigner

Monday, March 23, 2020 9 min read

Janta Curfew Yesterday, I was awoken by the sound of the birds and some pigeons banging our window. It isn’t a typical morning when my alarm would be the sound rickshaws and motorbikes. The 22nd of March was Janta Curfew day or Voluntary Lockdown in India. The curfew has already started here in Udaipur the day before. It wasn’t new to us as we hav

Coronavirus Situation in Udaipur, India: Is my Asian appearance a Disadvantage in Hotel Bookings?

Coronavirus Situation in Udaipur, India: Is my Asian appearance a Disadvantage in Hotel Bookings?

DISCLAIMER: With a country of more than a billion people, this post is not a generalization of India. This is just based on my experience while traveling in Rajasthan amid news of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases of travelers who visited Udaipur. I’m Filipino and I could easily look like an East Asian. In Southeast Asia, people think I’m a