I cannot get enough of India and want to stay for around 1 year seeing as much as I can and just relaxing and enjoying life. Everything in India is a fun crazy adventure, plus it's inexpensive in comparison to the US or western Europe.
Most people I meet who travel long-term in one country are working, volunteering or doing some kind of project. But not me, I do absolutely nothing but travel and chill. Is this weird? I really don't feel like returning to the west and wage slaving yet, I am still young so have decades left in my life to do that. I'd rather have fun and create memories first.
So essentially I want what would be a year of "retirement" in India in my 20s. I have the savings to do so, and I live quite cheaply. Then return to the west afterwards and live like a normie.
But how do I justify this to people? Have you lived in a country as a tourist (without working or volunteering) for a long period of time?
If you're worried about 'justifying' anything to people or worrying what they might think when you make the decisions that you want to make or go after what truly appeals to you, then that's your first problem.
How do you just not care what people think?
Because I realize how unimportant you are to the average person. Absolutely no one is going to remember you in 2 weeks while you are traveling unless you did something amazingly memorable.
>random dude traveling around places
>huh that's weird why is he all the way out here oh well time to go back to my normal life where I have any number of more important things to do
If you think 99.9% of people think ANYTHING more about you, then you probably are schizo. No one here is that level of fame to be stuck in someones mind more than a week or so after they interact with someone. Sure someone "might" remember you if you visit again and remind them but literally no one cares about 1 out of 7.5 billion people.
Realizing that it's your life, only your happiness matters, makes you care a lot less. Besides the fact that most normies either think that traveling is cool when you tell them about it, or they have an autistic knee-jerk negative reaction due to jealousy. Either way, not a big deal, if you'll be living in India for a year then you probably won't see your family or friends in that time so it's not even relevant what they think. It might get a little boring doing nothing for a full year, you could consider chilling for part of it then working online a bit or volunteering with something like workaway, just to give you something to do, way to meet new(local and foreign) people and have a unique experience etc. Then boom, you can tell your parents or whoever you're worried is gonna judge you that you are actually out there exploring the world and doing stuff. But ultimately I don't know how to tell you to not care what people think, it's just a point you come to when you realize most people are very temporary in your life, and the ones that aren't are just a bit less temporary, you're the only person you'll be with for your whole life so you might as well only do what you want and not what others expect from you
you will die one day
what do you want to think of when you die? money? no, you'll think about what you wish you had done that you never did.
If you need money become an accent coach for a rich Indian family lol
Slow traveling is the way forward- fuck rushing through half a dozen countries in 2 weeks. Don't be retarded and give a shit about what other people think. The only issue is your visa. Doesn't India have a max of 180 days per year?
180 days per stay, but it depends on the persons citizenship I think.
how does this work, can you leave India and then re enter? does that restart your visa time?
20s: see as much as you can to see the sights (within reason - not the 1 night per city meme)
30s+: go back to what you liked and enjoy yourself with that sweet, sweet slow travel
Aside from the meme about caring what other people think of you, you need to bear in mind the visa anon. For india max you can stay a year is 180 days on tourist visa.
You coomed a lot, right? I bet you did, those brown curries want that BWC. That's why you want to stay one year, to coom even more.
I honestly don't know how you can stand it. The place seemed like literally hell on earth to me.
India is beautiful.
>But how do I justify this to people?
What's there to justify? I don't get this
"SO HERE I AM, DOING EVERYTHING I CAN.."
HOLDING ON TO WHAT I AM
Curious which part of India do you want to travel in?
Because India is not a single unit. Entire culture and language changes going from one state to another.
>Most people I meet who travel long-term in one country are working, volunteering or doing some kind of project. But not me, I do absolutely nothing but travel and chill. Is this weird?
I did this in India for 6 months.
>how do I justify this to people?
I've never remotely had this thought in my life
India has a lot of good stuff to see, why it in particular to stay for a long time?
I think the hygiene, over crowdedness and public staring would grate after a bit
Also i once told an indian girl I wanted to see Delhi and her worlds were 'no no no, you people cannot breathe there'
>her worlds were 'no no no, you people cannot breathe there'
she's right, the air quality is really that fucking bad. You need some face covering when walking near a main road otherwise you'll get some random URTI
She is right. I lived in India for several years, and I still and I still had respiratory issues while visiting India. Even other Indians struggle with the air there in winter.