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Celebrating Holi – The Festival of Colors in Los Angeles

February 3, 2015

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Celebrating Holi is one of our favorite Indian holidays. The yearly festival was the highlight of the spring for our family and so many in India. In our 8+ years in Mumbai, we never missed one Holi. This was one Indian tradition I felt we had to continue even after moving to the US. Holi, also known as the festival […]

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Rickshaw Run: The Beginning

January 29, 2015

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On a day to day basis it was the longest most frustrating 14 days of our lives, looking back it was the most amazing and adventurous 14 days. I should be scared, but I am not. I am full of excitement and anticipation sitting in the long line of rickshaws waiting to launch from Pondicherry. […]

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Insider’s Guide: The Best Things to 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: How to Ride Mumbai Local Train

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: Top Restaurants 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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Travelling 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, traveling to India with kids 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 […]

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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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Expectations and Realities of Expat Life in India

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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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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