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So You Want To Move To Mussoorie, Part III: Equipping Your Kitchen

It’s not uncommon to pick up a piece of kitchen equipment and see “made in India” on it. Unfortunately for anyone living in India, it’s highly likely these things are for export only – and that means that either you have to pay import taxes to buy it from somewhere else and bring it back to the land of its manufacture, you have to bring it with you from your home country, or you find a (generally) lesser quality local equivalent. 602 more words

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American Thanksgiving

Today is American Thanksgiving (the Canadian holiday being October 8th, this past year). Today has also just been a really good day, and I decided to come up with a list of things I’m thankful for. 187 more words

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Views like this...

make everything worthwhile. We had a dreadful amount of rain today, but the views after it ended are just amazing. A friend said “I think I can see Saharanpur from here!”, which is a town about 3 hours south of us – down our mountain, through the valley, down the other mountains (Shivaliks) and into the plains. 32 more words

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Almost back to the grind...

Almost. Not quite yet, though.

Adam and I have been settling back in – doing dishes, writing up thank-you cards to be mailed, and getting Christmas packed back down. 505 more words

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Leopard Attacks, Redux

Found out today while doing some errands in the bazaar that we evidently had a leopard attack while Adam & I were in Lucknow. According to one of the tailors, it killed a Nepalese coolie and attacked another; according to one of the grocery shopkeepers, none of the coolies want to go out past Pennington (one of the residences close to the school) after dark, since the stretch between Pennington and a bit past Hanifl is where the coolie was killed. 27 more words

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Lunch & A Show

Today I went into the bazaar with our friend Holly (who is sadly leaving in a fortnight as her student teaching is over). She and I stopped at Golden Restaurant for lunch so she could grab a bite to eat, and we had an interesting afternoon interlude. 387 more words

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Sports Day at Tibetan Home Schools

Thursday afternoon I received an invitation for a half-day trip: going to the Tibetan Home Schools (set up in the ’60s for Tibetan orphans after the Chinese invasion of Tibet, and now for destitute Tibetans, orphans, and refugees) for their sports day. 78 more words

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