Expat Journeys: Six months in Asia
Statues outside the Big Buddha, Hong Kong

Expat Journeys: Six months in Asia

Six months ago we moved to India and embraced an opportunity to learn more about Asia and her people.  They are as unique as any we’ve met in the West, and yet we share many of the same values: honor, patriotism, pride, and family.  In this short photo essay we’ll take a look at eight different locations visited during the last six months.

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Expat Spouse: A day in the life, Part I.

The lives of the spouses not employed while in-country can be varied.  Some people attend to their children, teach classes, volunteer at local schools or with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), play Playstation, try goat farming, or some combination thereof.  There are typical days with plans and shopping, hectic weeks where nothing seems to work, and surreal moments wondering what India will bring next.  Some people want schedules—me included—while others are more flexible.  Since each person and personality is different, it only makes sense each person’s day is a bit different.

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Kathmandu: Nationalism, nuns and monkeys.

Kathmandu is still recovering from the devastation caused by the earthquakes in April and May 2015.  Many roads and buildings are damaged, monuments lie crumbled, and power cycles throughout the day.  But there remains a timeless, friendly attitude; a desire to know and be known.  During a recent and all too short trip, we spent three days touring the city and taking in as much of its flavor as possible.

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Fit India: The Expat Guide
Off-road equals amazing opportunities.

Fit India: The Expat Guide

Staying fit in India in general and Hyderabad specifically can be challenging, especially for those with special needs, like weightlifters, or people who prefer to exercise outdoors.  There are sights, sounds, smells and physical obstacles to distract, deter and depress the health-conscious expat.  Despite a myriad of hurdles—both figurative and physical—staying healthy is not only achievable, it can be rewarding.

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