The year in review: We rang in 2017 among a very fireworksy and festive crowd on the Rhine River in Bonn, Germany. We had a last minute trip to Rome while it was still just two hours away. And then we packed up and moved to Pune a month later. Between navigating Indian bureaucracy and … Continue reading What I Have Been Up To
Learning new languages are hard. When we first got to Pune we started learning Hindi, thinking that would be useful and versatile, being the national language of India and whatnot. Then I switched to Marathi, thanks to our good friends who are enthusiastic language coaches, plus one book and the internet. My rationale is that … Continue reading On Language Learning in a Multilingual Society
The time has come to write another overdue blog post. After having spent seven weeks in the Black Forest of Germany where TA was a math monk and I was learning Marathi, we're back in Pune! Perhaps I'll write more on our Schwarzwald adventures at a later time. This post is going to be about … Continue reading Colors and Matrimony
Lately I've realized that when traveling, most things that I think I might need can easily be bought, replaced, or simply done without. As a recovering over-packer, the queen of "just in case", my relationship to stuff has loosened up a great deal after our move. Living out of a suitcase has been our lifestyle of late, which … Continue reading My Top Five Game Changing Travel Items
I've lately been wondering what determines whether one lives in a particular place. Is it official status and whether or not you have a residence permit? Is it a name on a lease? Your own bed? Keys? Is it the length of time spent there so far? If so, is it how long you've already … Continue reading Pune, Home.
Hello again! After many weeks of not writing, we're finally back on the blog. Piglet followed me (G) on a little visit back to NYC to welcome some new additions to the family in the form of twin nephews! After some 19 hours of travel, I returned to snow on the ground just days after the … Continue reading To New York and Back
Hey all, the following are photos from our first few weeks in Pune--the good, the better, and the weird! For full photo captions, hover or click. Because we didn't have a kitchen until just recently, we've been eating outside a lot, so here are some of the meals we had, plus some light local tourism that … Continue reading Found in Pune: A Photo Introduction