Ant Wars India: Conclusion

The ant wars are over. It’s been over a week since we saw our last ant. It is impossible to describe just how pleasant it is to be able to leave dishes in our sink again for our maid to wash. We’ve been spoiled over the last 18 months and doing dishes was a serious downer. But here we are a week later, a sink full of dishes, and not a single ant in sight. What happened?

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Ant Wars India

I am engaged in an ant war, but it didn’t start out that way.  Initially it was a gentle attempt to remind Mother Nature’s other creatures of the opportunities outside of our home.  Despite fastidious cleanliness and a commitment to absolute aridity, our little ant guests refused to vacate.  They were determined to remain in the relative comfort of our Indian villa.  It would take more than a little extra elbow grease and a few paper towels to convince them to move out.

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Blogger’s Block & A Top 5 List

I’ve been suffering through a bout of blogger’s block—a topic deserving of it’s own discussion.  Anyone whose called ACT Fibernet to file a service request is painfully aware of their questionable customer service skills and seeming desire to do just about anything to avoid filing a ticket.  This time they helped cure the dreaded blogger’s block and create a long list of things I’ll miss about India.

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Flying to India: In-Flight Entertainment

This second installment in our series about flying to Hyderabad explores the intricacies of in-flight entertainment—the first part is here.  We’ll look at flying on old, cranky aircraft with old cranky crew, discuss diet and alcohol consumption, and even delve into the mysteries of sleep preparation.  We’ll learn a bit about ourselves and maybe even gain a better understanding of what it means to be an entitled traveler aboard a 20 year old India-bound air-train.

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Flying to India: Boarding

Living in India presents more opportunities than challenges, but traveling by air within, to, or from India reverses the opportunity-challenge dynamic.  Indian’s on the ground may be hospitable, friendly, and engaging, but many Indian’s who travel by air are rude, entitled, and inconsiderate.  Witnessing the Indian-flyer dynamic is both entertaining and a divine test of patience even Penelope would struggle to pass.

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