My inconsistent blogging currently represents my general state of mind as well as the state of my apartment’s internet connection. I’ve now been in
Monsoons are here in full swing, which has actually made the weather really pleasant. Its typically in the upper 80’s and cloudy most of the time with occasional downpours. Everything is green and when the sun comes out everything has a fresh shiny look to it. I went back to Golconda Fort with some newly arrived expats, Tova from the
I spent a week being pretty sick, possibly caused by some infiltration of tap water into my diet, which is frustrating because it makes it even more difficult for me to find food that I trust. Basically it could be anything, silverware rinsed in tap water and then used in cooking without being dried, water bottles rinsed in tap water and not dried before being refilled, ect. I’ve spent the last week eating farfalle pasta imported from
Being sick sucked, but I think that it was good in that it put into perspective the things that I really care about doing before I leave. I thought about what I would feel like I have missed if I had to go home now, and somewhat surprisingly, most of the things aren’t traveling to exotic places, but rather activities with my friends here. I realized that I need to get my shit together and learn some Indian cooking to take home with me to dazzle my friends and family ;). I need to play a cricket. I need to go to Charminar like a local and shop for bangles and speak Hindi. I need to see a Bollywood movie in the theatre. I need to wear my saris and my newly impulse-purchased lahenga. Luckily for my current lazy malaise, none of these activities involve a ton of planning.
Being sick also reminded me of my favorite thing about
I’m taking the week of my birthday off (coming up in 2 weeks) to go to
Until then, I’m just enjoying living in
I had an amusing incident at a club in
My favorite thing about living in a foreign place is that doing normal things turns into an adventure. Dropping people off may take you to a part of the city you’ve never seen. Ordinary things remind you that you’re in a different part of the world. You can be lazy and still have unique experiences every day.