The next morning the driver who was assigned to me for the rest of the tour arrived. His name was Prem.
Many are narrow yet extremely busy. Squeaking through the streets in this congested neighborhood was nerve wracking, but Prem navigated our Tata Indica confidently and skillfully, sometimes with literally only inches to spare.
Pedestrians are often forced out into the streets because sidewalks are blocked or nonexistent. Drivers honk constantly to let you know they’re there. It’s amazing how quickly you begin to tune it out. Once I started walking around, I had to be extra careful to look both ways when crossing. I heard so much honking, I never knew when any of it was aimed at me.