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3 Ways to Overcome Post-Travel Depression

No matter the size of your following, I think every blogger can relate when I say that there’s this pressure to maintain your “image” as a subject matter expert. Some of you may know that I’ve been struggling with post-travel depression since returning from India. I’m not the only one going through a tough time,…

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“Our Guest is Our God”

There’s a saying in India that’s roughly translated to English as, “Our guest is our god”. And boy, do the locals here really live by that phrase! You walk into any Indian household and chai or coffee is basically shoved down your throat. I had brunch with a colleague recently and we discussed our living experience…

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Dharavi Slums Visit

Working in the world of glitz and glamour is a dream come true. After all, you’re rubbing elbows with the biggest A-list stars! But when you’ve become so deeply engulfed in this world, you can become desensitized to larger world issues, like poverty. India is known as the “King of Contrasts” and for my experience,…

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Why I Prefer Long-Term Travel

It’s been 172 days since I’ve seen my mom, had a cup of Tim Hortons, or eaten a home cooked Filipino meal. Having said that, I may or may not be dead on the inside. However, I really can’t blame anyone but myself since I’m making the conscious decision to further extend my stay in the Bay. (Can…

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Your Complete Checklist for Flat Hunting in Mumbai!

Living independently is something that’s totally new to me. Up until I moved to India, I’ve always lived at home with my parents who (as I’ve now realized) have been babying me all this time. Adulting makes me ask a lot of questions, such as … Why does everything cost money? And more importantly, What do…

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