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Being famous for a day, or two…

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We are not entirely sure why (it’s probably because Kevin looks like Brad Pitt), but we have probably been photographed more times in India than we have taken our own photographs. As we walked down the streets of India, we are consistently photographed by either people asking “one snap?” or those trying to be sly but obviously using their cell phone cameras to capture what can’t be a very good, and is probably a blurry image, of the illusive white folks that have been tramping throughout India. We now know what it’s like for celebrities to alter their walking path in an attempt to hide from the paparazzi, but never the less, someone is bound to get that ‘one snap!’ We are normally not very comfortable with taking pictures of people, but we decided it was time to turn the tables and start getting our own snaps… here are a few of our favorites:

After several walk by attempts at incognito pics, we finally said hello to a group giggling kids that opened up the door for “one snap,” which turned into multiple pics while the photographers rotated in and out of the picture.

As we were walking to the Golden Temple, a small kid (who’s only English was apparently ‘one snap’) requested a photo and then as we stood next to him, three others joined in.

While walking through the Taj Mahal grounds, without a word of English, a lady handed Robin her baby, and the entire family stood next to Robin for the proud father to snap a pic. After a bit of a delay Kevin realized he should get a snap in as well…

After being followed for 20 min Kevin turned to befriend a group of guys who eventually asked for every combo of snaps with them and us.

While Robin seemed to attract the most photographs (mainly by men), Kevin scored the most handshakes… probably more than Obama has had in his current election campaign! The usually older men would approach him with a friendly handshake and ask “what country?” Then there would be a long uncomfortable silence while holding hands for a minute that would usually be followed by handshakes from all of his friends. Most of the women seemed to be on the shy side until there was a group of them at which point the smiles and giggles turn into hugs.

While India seemed like an exhausting photo shoot at times, we were happy that for a little of our time, we could create so many smiles.

Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 04:09 Archived in India

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Wow, that's strange, silly, probably awkward for you, but so...innocently sweet. The question is; do you prefer the Indian "one snap" or the Chinese unbroken stare?

by T-money

You guys are beautiful, famous and kind. This is sweet and I love the photos, and all the friendly people you meet, you are opening their eyes as much as they are opening yours :)

by Megan D

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