Moving to another country without social media holding my hand.

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.

Oman – Adventures-Known

Certain cities/countries grow into you and for me it is Sultanate of Oman...the land of golden sands, wadis and for adventures unknown. 25 years is a long time to forget and move on but it seems only yesterday we were readying for the epic flight to Muscat, the capital of Sultanate of Oman. (1995 -2000) October … Continue reading Oman – Adventures-Known

Accidental Expat -2 Hong Kong

‘…. travel is, deep down, about the real confirmation of very unreal dreams (PICO IYER…’CAN A TRIP EVER BE AUTHENTIC’) 2000-2008…a period of hibernation, of re-locations from Muscat to New Delhi to Gurgaon, Haryana. Property boom and strong industrial base had transformed Gurgaon, a sleepy village with affiliations to Mahabharata (one of the religious tomes of India), … Continue reading Accidental Expat -2 Hong Kong