November 2021: The 'Fresh Of The Boat' feeling as we board Air India direct flight to Toronto after a two year Covid intermission. We have been visiting Canada since 2012 but this trip was special, coming as it did after deliberations the risks even with being double vaccinated and fulfilling ArriveCan regulations. Toronto: The first … Continue reading Fresh of the Boat…..
26 years ago (1995), my first Accidental Expat experience, with the accompanying ifs and buts, was no glossy, glamorous paradisal adventure. The reason, there was no invasive deluge of pictures / vlogs / blogs on WhatsApp, Instagram, Google (at least in India), Yelp, Tik-Tok etc…to hold my hand in the hit-and-run learning experiences in an … Continue reading Moving to another country without social media holding my hand.
Some places disappear to inner recesses of memory till an incident or event resurrects them to the forefront. In the summer of 2011 Galveston was another beach town for a weekend visit from neighbouring Houston, Texas. 10 years later, in 2021, Galveston metamorphosed from a bleachy, cataclysmic city into a 'freedom' icon. I learn that this … Continue reading Galveston..Memories and Prejudices