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Insider’s Guide: What to See and Do in Mumbai

January 27, 2015

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The Insider’s Guide to Mumbai series is loaded with information to help you visit and explore this expansive and vibrant city like a local. After living as an expat for so many years, I found that to really get to know a city quickly you need to stay outside of the tourist zones and hang out and eat where the […]

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Insider’s Guide: Mumbai Local Trains

January 25, 2015

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The Insider’s Guide to Mumbai series is loaded with information to help you visit and explore this expansive and vibrant city like a local. After living as an expat for so many years, I found that to really get to know a city quickly you need to stay outside of the tourist zones and hang out and eat where the […]

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Insider’s Guide: Where to Eat in Mumbai

January 21, 2015

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The Insider’s Guide to Mumbai series is loaded with information to help you visit and explore this expansive and vibrant city like a local. After living as an expat for so many years, I found that to really get to know a city quickly you need to stay outside of the tourist zones and hang out and eat where the […]

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Insider’s Guide: Where to Stay in Mumbai

January 13, 2015

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The Insider’s Guide to Mumbai series is loaded with information to help you visit and explore this expansive and vibrant city like a local. After living as an expat for so many years, I found that to really get to know a city quickly you need to stay outside of the tourist zones and hang out and eat where the […]

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How to Travel to India with Kids

November 21, 2014

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Travel to India without children seems daunting to most people, much less with small kids in tow. However, it can be a rich and rewarding experience for the entire family. Yes, it can be difficult, but I have to say that it is not that much harder than a trip to Europe. On any trip you […]

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A Return to Home: Mumbai Revisited

November 10, 2014

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As the plane circles over Mumbai, we have already been traveling for more than 40 hours – myself, my husband and our 4 year old son. We are exhausted, but we are energized. The smell of Mumbai somehow seeps through the airtight windows. The smell of burning plastic, mixed with incense, spices, food and millions […]

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Things I Miss About India

August 12, 2014

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In preparation of our return visit to India (our expat home for 8+ years), I keep coming back to the things I miss most about it and why I feel the urge to return after only leaving 2 years ago. Food This is always the top of everyone’s list – no matter where you are, […]

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First preparations for our India Family trip

August 3, 2014

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I made the decision and finally bought our tickets for our fall break. We are going to India! It’s not a new destination for us, so it was not easy to convince the family of the merits of returning. But after being away for a little more than 2 years, I really miss it and […]

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Expectations and Realities of Expat Life

June 26, 2013

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I left San Francisco ready for adventure, excitement, travel and days filled with amazingness. What I found on the other side included all of this, but also loneliness, disillusionment and hard work.  I had already traveled all over the world and couldn’t seem to get my fill of adventure. I thought that actually living abroad […]

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New Delhi with Kids

May 23, 2013

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India isn’t probably the first destination you would think to take your kids, and the capital, New Delhi may not be an obvious choice but kids are warmly welcomed there and throughout the country.  Younger kids may find the city overwhelming but if you plan your days carefully, get off the beaten tourist track a […]

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What to Expect: Avoiding Culture Shock in India

May 21, 2013

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What to Expect: Avoiding Culture Shock in India You have dreamed of going to India for years, you have seen all of the movies, you have read the books, you feel like you KNOW what it will be like. Nope. Forget all that you think you know and read below for what to really expect […]

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Photo Friday: Mini Maharaja

May 3, 2013

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May in India is hot and very humid as the country waits for the first monsoon rains to appear. It’s not the best time to visit Goa since it is so hot, but it is cheaper and the hotels/beaches are not as crowded. Here we were attending an Indian/Gori (white person) wedding with traditional dress, […]

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