Tag Archives: India

Insider’s Guide: Where to Stay in Mumbai

January 13, 2015



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



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



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



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



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


mini maharaja

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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