House Hunting Hyderabad

House hunting in India is an exhausting mix of sightseeing, assessment, and ultimately, decision-making.  Some organizations provide guidance in the form of a handler to ensure the would-be expat doesn’t cause an international incident, while other people will arrive with nothing more than an outdated map and best wishes.  Both use-cases provide an opportunity to share some hopefully beneficial information.

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No More Excuses: A Newbie Writer’s Journey

It was silly early in India.  At 5:00 AM the sun hid beyond the horizon, reflected light casting shadows over a dusty landscape dotted with multistory flats and makeshift tenements.  There are few sounds, save a crow’s piercing squawk, a cow’s soulful moo, and the hum of the nearby concrete manufacturing facility.  The unmistakable smell of burning plastic, wet wood, and cow dung permeate the dining room—a recurring beginning on a Newbie writer’s journey.

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The 2017 Hyderabad Marathon

The 2017 Hyderabad half-marathon is two days away and guess who’s running.  That’s right!  I am throwing my hat, legs, and will power into plodding the 21 kilometers from Hussain Sagar Lake to the Gachibowli Stadium—13.1 miles of treacherous, urban Indian roadway in the middle of monsoon, the steamiest, wettest, smelliest time of year.  This seems like less of a good idea with each passing day.

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