Confessions of an Ex-Expat: The Devastating Truth About Returning Home

Today it’s been exactly 2 years since I got off the plane in India and glanced a country like no other for the first time. After an overnight journey with trouble sleeping I could barely keep my eyes open on this surprisingly sunny morning of January.

My mentor was waiting for me outside the airport with a gentle smile. I expected a hug, but he shook hands with me and welcomed me to India. Continue reading “Confessions of an Ex-Expat: The Devastating Truth About Returning Home”

4 Stereotypes about Foreigners in Indian Culture

Exploring a new culture is always intriguing, but what’s more shocking is to discover what they believe about yours… It can be amusing at times, and some moments even make you feel proud, while sometimes it stirs you up and makes you explain yourself. Let’s get things straight: here are the labels I was faced with in India as a foreigner from the West.

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