This post will have nothing to do with harps or weddings. But I can’t fully explain my experiences here by showcasing only my official work in India. Mumbai is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city. When I accepted this job, I really had no idea what to expect of living halfway around the world in what is a still developing country. I’ve traveled extensively in Europe, but this was entirely new!
It’s hard to show the “real” India in photographs. This country is a fully immersive experience – you can’t just look at it from the window of a car. You have to get out and feel it, taste it, hear it, and yes – smell it! I was so excited the first time I saw a cow walking down the street. Now it’s just a regular part of my day!
So this will be a post mostly of pictures – a taste of Mumbai, my new favorite city, and my adopted home.
Food – From 5-star brunches to eating with my hands on the street
All the creatures on the streets – from stray cats to painted elephants
An Indian wedding, as a guest
A local friend invited me to her brother’s wedding in Navi Mumbai. Going out and buying a sari was a new experience – the tops are made to measure, and the fabrics are simply gorgeous. I watched lots of YouTube videos to figure out how to wear it correctly. I felt like a princess!
Street scenes around Mumbai
Attending my first polo matches
Who knew this existed in Mumbai?