I've had my hair cut in many different countries. India is by far my favorite. I've had buzz-cuts that took only a few minutes and cost 60 cents, to hour long ordeals costing much more. I even opted for a "massage" in a barbershop recently on the recommendation of a friend in Bombay. Indian barbers … Continue reading Haircuts
There are 3 things we love about India. The people, the food and the culture. Today we’ll look at the food. Indian food. I’ve been eating Indian food for over 30 years and I really like it. I’m going to assume you’ve already tried Indian food like samosas, pakoras, dals, naans, and those thick gravy … Continue reading The Food Issue
There’s a lot of interesting stuff that happens in our day to day life in India. I find most of it quite extraordinary because it’s so much different from our daily lives back home. I’ll even go as far as to say it’s like being on another planet. It’s that different. Piecing together some of … Continue reading Another Chance Encounter
It's finally starting to sink in. The endless sunny days with their hot, humid weather will soon be in my rear view mirror. After almost 9 months living in some of the hottest cities on the planet, we're headed west, albeit slowly. In about a week we'll fly from Asia to Africa, or more specifically from … Continue reading Turning the corner, heading west, and bundling up.
In this post I'm going to talk about 2 things. The first is the cost of travelling internationally vs. the cost of living in the U.S. The second is the cost and options for living/retiring in the countries I've visited. The cost of travelling internationally vs. the cost of living in the U.S Occasionally … Continue reading The Cost of Travelling, Living, Retiring & Snow-birding Abroad.
Nani Ma. Ganga Prem Hospice. Rishikesh, India. (November 2017) When we arrived in India in mid November, 2017, our first hangout was Rishikesh. Rishikesh is known as the world capital of Yoga and sits along the banks of the famous Ganges River, known as "Ganga Ma". It's a place overrun with Yoga tourists, cows, monkeys, … Continue reading 3 remarkably inspiring people I’ve met in 4 months of traveling.
It's a laid back day for us in Bangkok, Thailand which means we're hanging out, catching up on business stuff, doing laundry and sorting through photos and videos. There's a nice, quiet coffee shop next to our apartment and we're the only ones here. It's tucked away in our quiet neighborhood and only open weekends. … Continue reading Taxis, music, dancing, cooking & other monkey business. #videos
Back on November 14th, 2017 we arrived in India. We cleared customs & immigration and wandered through the terminal toward the exit. We had a few tasks to do like converting some currency, hiring a taxi to our accommodations, and grabbing an Indian SIM card for our phone. And there it was. A dead body. … Continue reading The dead body & other things I forgot to mention.
After 2 amazing days at Shree Swaminarayan English Medium School, Salvav, India, our adventure continued. We learned more about this organization, its schools, its campus, and its mission. From what we have gathered the 8 acre campus is home to: A grades 9-12 boarding school for 70 young ladies (provided free of charge) A Pharmacy … Continue reading An education in education.
We ended up in Vapi, India on Friday, 2/2. Vapi is not one of those famous places in the travel guides or even on anyone's radar as a must see in India. But it should be. Yes, it's just like thousands of other nondescript cities in India but we've discovered something special here. First let … Continue reading Vapi? Where’s that?