Tips You Need To Know For Traveling With Kids

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Summer vacations and family reunions are a part of life that all parents want to enjoy, but traveling with kids can be a difficult proposition. Kids can make what was once a quick flight or a simple drive into a complicated and stressful trip. Taking the time to plan, and learning a few tips can make your trips much less stressful. With a little forethought and some ingenuity, traveling with children can be something that you can happily look back on for the rest of your life. Continue reading “Tips You Need To Know For Traveling With Kids”

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The Joy of India: From The Archives (Part II)

The Black and White Tree Lovers.
The Black and White Tree Lovers.

Yesterday I shared with you a few photos from our trip to India last January. Today I share with you a few photos I found from my trips to India from years ranging 2006-2013. Continue reading “The Joy of India: From The Archives (Part II)”

The Joy of India: From The Archives

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Lately I have been writing quite negatively about India with all my latest culture shock posts. My intention is to run an honest blog, so I’m not going to be writing about how awesome and easy life is as an expat if it is not true, and I am not just going to write about the positive things that happen. I will write about both the good and the bad, and so far it has been more of a struggling adventure than an exciting adventure. So to lift up the mood, I decided to share some of my photos from our mostly happy trip to India last January before we moved here, and show you the joy and the great people and culture of this country. Continue reading “The Joy of India: From The Archives”

Behind The Scenes: Statues for Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu Festival)

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In the last few days I have been driving by some tents with people making statues of Ganesh (The elephant Hindu God). Then I learned that Ganesh Chaturthi, a big Hindu Festival, is coming soon.

During Ganesh Chaturthi, the birth of Lord Ganesha (the son of Shiva and Parvati), is celebrated. This festival lasts 10 days, and begins on the fourth day of the waxing moon period, during the Hindu month: Bhaadra. These dates usually fall between August 19th and September 20th. This year, it begins on September 9th. Continue reading “Behind The Scenes: Statues for Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu Festival)”

Mechanics, Children, and the Doodhwala (Milkman)

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Today, Josh, Shekhar, a rickshaw man and I went to town to see the mechanic because Josh wanted to know more about the insides of the rickshaw.  I decided to come along just because. I took a few pictures of these mechanics working, but I got bored quickly. I wasn’t very interested after 10 minutes, maybe because I am a girl. Continue reading “Mechanics, Children, and the Doodhwala (Milkman)”

An Unexpected Afternoon

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Nikita, left and Vaishnavi, right. (Photo by Josh)

Today, another little adventure showed up on my door.

Around 5pm, two girls knocked on our door and asked to come in. Nikita age 11, and Vaishnavi age 10 happen to be our neighbors. I was actually in the bathroom when they arrived, and I found Josh and these two girls in our porch drinking cokes. Continue reading “An Unexpected Afternoon”