June 2013

The Commute

June 11th, 2013|

Every morning, 6 days a week, the driver picks us up to go to work…we drive away from “home” really mostly on time, honking horns as usual (I read rickshaw horns produce a whopping 93 dB). People are crossing the roads in between swirling traffic like bull fighters, cows next to the road are chewing […]

May 2013

We had joy, we had fun, we had monkeys in the sun

May 22nd, 2013|

Over the past 4 months temperatures have been rising here in India. Especially the area around Delhi, Jaipur and Gwalior is now seeing high temperatures. Perfect timing to visit these places..
The policy for my assignment here in India states that every 4 months I get to take 2 weeks off supposedly to go home, which is what […]

The Roti Infarct

May 18th, 2013|

So far I’ve mostly been posting about what I’ve been up to, not so much on how I actually live my daily life. Therefore, I will write some posts with the facts of my life while living and working in India. Paralelly I’m writing a post about my recent vacation, so stay tuned for the touristy stuff.
This one […]

March 2013

Holi Hiking

March 31st, 2013|

It has been some time since my last post and I guess that happens once you get settled in and the novelty of the location wears off. After a while you get accustomed to howling dogs, rickshaws, lunatic driving, cows minding their own business…on the road, toileting-next-to-the-roads-where-there-aren’t-toilets, wobbly wobbly, whistle blowing police, “yessir absolutely no […]

February 2013

Cave Craving and a Sweaty Brow

February 16th, 2013|

Time is flying when you are having fun, it’s already mid February and 1,5 month into my stay in India. Temperatures are nice and cool especially when the airconditioning in my appartment keeps it around 24 degC. The 26th of January was Republic Day which is a public holiday here and I thus had the sudden […]

January 2013

Ticking boxes in Mumbai

January 21st, 2013|

The first thing you do when arriving to a new place is ticking obvious guidebook inspired boxes. According to guide books there always is an awe-inspiring place that will make your jaw drop till it hits the ground. In Mumbai, the number of awe-inspiring sites is limited and you better not let your jaw hit the ground for aweful […]

Arrived in Mumbai

January 7th, 2013|

My first post from Mumbai, India, or actually Navi-Mumbai (New Mumbai). Mumbai itself is on a peninsula into the Arabian sea and used to be a series of islands; Navi-Mumbai is on the mainland between the sea and the hills. I left Houston just before Christmas to have an “interview” at the Indian Consulate. […]

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