8 Must-See Stops in San Francisco
Stops along a tour of unique San Francisco beverage joints.

8 Must-See Stops in San Francisco

A recent trip to San Francisco to see our son and daughter-in-law was also an opportunity to bike, walk, eat, and drink our way through the City by the Bay.  Staying at a friend’s place in the East Bay also allowed us to try out the ferry and BART, both convenient and economical ways to reach The City whether traveling on two feet or two wheels.

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Sax on the Beach

It was on Boracay in December 2015 that we found our first sax on the beach.  We travelled from our home in India to see my wife’s sister in the Philippines.  Our goal was to replace crowded, noisy, dusty Hyderabad with sand, San Miguel, and the soothing sound of the ocean.

We witnessed the sax on our third day.

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Two Monkeys, One Tale

It is impossible to predict what might happen next in India.  A seemingly normal day can quickly turn into a rush around town to correct an issue at the FRRO (foreigners registration office), a day on the mobile trying to get the internet working, or a mad dash to chase monkeys off your roof, as was the case this month in our community.

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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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