¡yes yucatan yes!

The veggie voyager is at it again and when we travel I like to share. We are now just over halfway finished with our amazing vacation in the Yucatan peninsula, and I LOVE IT HERE.  What have we been doing? Eating, swimming, snorkeling, spelunking, exploring Mayan ruins, making friends and practicing speaking Spanish, mostly.  As…

fabulous finland

We have had such a lovely time in Finland. The entire two weeks were spent enjoying the best food, drink, scenery, company & conversation. We camped. We rode bikes in the archipelago between Finland and Sweden. When my leg began to hurt, we were rescued by a wonderful couple who are destined to become longtime…

midsummer magic

Greetings from eastern Finland, where we have been blissfully spending the past few days experiencing what it is to be Finnish at its best: sweating in a traditional sauna, swimming in a pristine lake halfway over the Russian border, eating tender, new potatoes fresh from the earth and decadent black forest cake made with fresh…

finished mosaic in mumbai

Hello. Yes, I realize it has been over a month since I came back from India and that I never finished posting about the final product. I just got so swept up in the final days of being in Mumbai and all that it entails to be a world citizen. Then, I reached home and…

poha deluxe

Hi there…how are you? Me, I’m great. Have been forgoing the joy of blogging about food and am starting to realize the error in my ways. I eat amazing vegetarian food every single day here in India. One of my ‘justifications’ is that millions of others do too, and there are about a bajillion Indian…

let’s hear it for the team

I love my job here in Mumbai. I am sad that it is coming to a close and hope someone else wants me to do the same for their international school, anywhere in the world. I am just putting this out there into the subether. If you or someone you know works at an international…

on the wall & on the road

That’s right! The mosaic panels have been completed (except for the joining seams) and we were able to install them on the wall where they will permanently reside. All this happened yesterday, a mere 5 days after returning from a blissful week of R&R with Ryan in Kerala, Southern India. Now we have 3 weeks…

major progress, and a vacation for me!

here is a composite photo of our progress to date. I’d venture that we are 75% there! We have made major progress. This should not be surprising, as I have not posted in 3 weeks, much to the chagrin of friends and family back in the US. Sorry. I am terrible at keeping up on…

alive and well

Hi there… Yes, I know its been a couple of weeks since my last update. Sorry! I’ve been having such a good time living life and working hard that I haven’t had much chance (or the energy) to post. As it is late, and I am tired, full of food, and have to get up…

saturdays are awesome…

I am sitting on the balcony of my 21st floor apartment, enjoying the breeze and loving my fun, crazy, exhausting life here in Mumbai. Sometimes I lament the fact that I work six days a week, and that at the end of the day I am so insanely tired that I just go home, chill,…

tora tora

Every day, tiles get glued down, and things get done! lotus In Ghana, they say “small-small” or “kakra-kakra” quite a bit. It can refer how much money one makes to the amount of English they speak. It is an extremely useful phrase that everyone uses multiple times a day. In the States, I suppose we…

ganpati & other news

Last Thursday was the final day for Ganpati. I went down to the temple across the street to witness the immersion of the Ganesh idols. There is a large pool (like a big swimming pool) connected to the temple designed specifically for this ceremony, in which people come with their idols (from very small to…