It took me several days to get a little bit used to everything that was happening around me in those streets. In the Netherlands everything is neat arranged; secured; in line and proper. In Mysore it was a complete chaos. Every moment was a surprise. And just when I thought I’d seen it all, a couple of elephants came rushing around the corner. They were all dressed-up for a huge parade that would be performed a few days later. The elephants were out to get used to the street-noises and the people, to prevent them from panicking during the parade.