American national, John Friesen stays at night shelter near Begumpet railway station after losing baggage off to Malaysia
HYDERABAD,July6: After living at the night shelter near the Begumpet railway station, for a month, American national, John Friesen, is all set to leave India on Thursday for his next destination, Malaysia.
It was on June 7 that 32-year-old Friesen, from Fullerton in California, landed at the city’s shelter after losing all his belongings while travelling from Bengaluru to Hyderabad. While the state authorities, on learning about his situation, decided to offer him free stay at a hotel which he politely turned down.
Recollecting his experience, on the eve of his departure, the traveller said,”It was a great experience. I met a lot of different people, picked up a bit of Telugu and also learnt how to plate up some Indian food like Upma.” Friesen who is currently working on a book on patriarchy and feminism is sure to return to the country in some time, to take his writing forward.
Telangana tourism department has arranged for a temporary passport for him and has facilitated his onward journey to Malaysia, said K Jayashree from the Sree Educational Society.