Gaining perspective

Over the last few years of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a lot of talk of coming to terms with a “new normal”. Life changed as we knew it and we had to adapt to big changes very quickly. It has now been a few weeks since we got back from India and I have…Continue Reading Gaining perspective

Dharavi to Delhi

Taj time! We had our first opportunity to venture into the north of India with our weekend trip to Delhi and Agra. I was a bit nervous about this trip, because Delhi doesn’t quite have Mumbai’s safety reputation, but luckily we were able to make a solid safety net of sticking together and hiring a…Continue Reading Dharavi to Delhi


Noun: the gift of finding valuable or agreeable things not looked for. More than the places I have been to on this trip, which have been beautiful indeed, it has been the people I have met there that have left me in a perpetual state of “how?!” How is it possible that I shared breakfast…Continue Reading Serendipity


Living and working overseas with a group of diverse individuals, in interests, heritage, race, allergies, preferences in pets and experiences with trying new fruit, has simmered down to one phrase for me: Your individual experience is not universal. While our individual experiences, however, may not be universal, the emotions we feel are. They simply vary…Continue Reading Universality

The Adventure Continues

Week 4 in Mumbai:We are now over half way through our internship and trip which is rather scary. So far, time has absolutely flown by. Up until this point everything has seemed so new and exciting. Don’t get me wrong everything is still amazing, but we are definitely starting to settle down and find some…Continue Reading The Adventure Continues

Runway Ready

Indian fashion is exploding with vibrant colours and styles, the options are endless! When buying a traditional Indian outfit it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to start. Here are my top 3 tips to a stress-free shopping trip for women. Pick a style of dress There are many different styles of clothing…Continue Reading Runway Ready

Final Update

Guess it’s time to wrap up these updates! The past three months felt like forever but also like they went by in the blink of an eye. I’m back in NZ now, savouring the last few days of warm weather before it gets cold again. I say that, but it has just started raining pretty heavily (and…Continue Reading Final Update

The Last Week

I didn’t go to a theme park recently, but the past few weeks have been a bit of a rollercoaster. To put it nicely, I had a bit of an experience at a hair salon here, and as a warning from me to you: don’t get your hair bleached if your shower doesn’t have a…Continue Reading The Last Week

Deserts & Dreams

Before I begin, I thought I would impart some of the wisdom I have learnt here. How to cross the road in Mumbai: How to avoid being scammed in Mumbai: Trip to Rajasthan One of the most incredible places I have visited on this trip is the desert near Jaisalmer, a town in the state…Continue Reading Deserts & Dreams