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900 100s

28 Jan – The currency situation remains restrained here. There are new 500 rupee bills in addition to a new 2000 at the airport in Mumbai but they haven’t gotten out to the provinces. When you get money at the … Continue reading

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Republic Day

28 Jan – The 26th was Republic Day, the day India got their independence from Britain in 1947, 70 years ago after a couple centuries of subjugation and exploitation. It was a surprisingly quite celebration. Though there were a lot … Continue reading

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Eight peacocks

28 Jan – As we came down for breakfast yesterday, a flock of eight peacocks were grazing around the rice paddy next to the guest house. Beautiful birds. The peacock is the national bird of India. Its image graces all … Continue reading

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Eight peacocks

As we came down for breakfast yesterday, a flock of eight peacocks were grazing around the rice paddy next to the guest house. The peacock is the national bird of India. Its image graces all manner of official papers and … Continue reading

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Arriving with the help of angels

Our trip to India last week began normally: up too early, breakfast, taxi to the train station, and leave the station on time. But half an hour down the tracks, the conductor announced, “Everyone must get out at Neubeckum. The … Continue reading

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Discoverers to snow birds

22 Jan – Now we feel we have in a way transformed from discovers to snow birds. In several different visits (six?) to India we were discovering different places around the country. We have discovered how to live in them—where … Continue reading

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Our newsletter

Other than the trip to Panjim, the first week here has been have been quite routine and relaxing as I reported in our first newsletter from India. If you have not seen the newsletter you can do so on our … Continue reading

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Panjim

21 Jan – Yesterday we visited Petra’s friend, who lives in Panjim (Panaji), Goa with his wife, son, and daughter. He and Petra studied environmental engineering together in Berlin several years ago. He has been here ten years or so … Continue reading

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We’re back in India

15 Jan 2017 – We are back in India. We arrived three days ago in Goa from Germany where we spent the Christmas season with Petra’s mother and cousin and her family. We had a great time. As normal the … Continue reading

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Back in Santa Fe

We are back in Santa Fe. We have made a full circle. It took us two and a half years to do so. Plans are to stay put for at least six months. Sometime during those months we will decide … Continue reading

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