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In 2016, I was so busy learning how to live that I spent very little time blogging! 2016 was less about travel and exploration and more about challenging myself and setting a course for the future. As my kids have gotten older, I’ve gotten relatively less sleep deprived and I’ve started to cherish their, Read More

Marine Drive Mumbai India

Mumbai, India After 5 years in Ho Chi Minh City, we are moving to Mumbai in summer 2017! Expat life in Vietnam has been great for young children, and I’ve had wonderful career opportunities in my current school. However, I found it difficult to get outside of the expat bubble as a single mom,, Read More

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Traveling to India or Pakistan? Don’t let loss of sleep, dirty sheets or sunburns ruin your trip. Know what to pack for you trip to the subcontinent. Things to Help You Sleep If you’ll be staying in cities or spending time traveling on public transport you’ll probably want to bring things to help you, Read More

During our time teaching in Pakistan, my husband and I lived fairly close to the Wagha-Attari border with India, and we were able to to travel there during our school breaks. Listed below are links to informative articles I’ve written about travel in India. Articles are hosted on various sites such as USA Today’s, Read More

Getting a visa for India from Pakistan should be a straightforward process, but unfortunately that isn’t always the case. If you’re in Islamabad, you can apply for a visa from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. This requires going into the G-5 diplomatic enclave, a high security area. You must deposit all bags, cell, Read More

In order to cross the border from into India from Pakistan, you need to have valid visas for both countries. If you are planning to return to Pakistan, make sure that you have another entry left on your visa before you leave the country, unless you are planning to apply for a new Pakistan, Read More

There are no less than seven classes available in the passenger cars of Indian Railways, and it can be a bit confusing to know which class is the one you want. Read on to find out more about each class and compare the prices between them. We’ll start from the most expensive and move, Read More

Before the days of air-conditioned (AC) coaches, First Class was the most comfortable way to go while traveling in India. Nowadays First Class is best to be avoided even if the weather doesn’t warrant air conditioning. All rail passengers looking to travel comfortably should consider First Class AC, AC 2-Tier or AC 3-Tier instead., Read More

According to the Indian Railways Annual Reports, over 18 million people per day ride on India’s trains. The figure may be staggering, but it’s even more amazing that you can book a seat on this vast rail network online. Here’s a step by step guide on how to book your Indian Railways tickets online., Read More