Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!
Our InterNations recommended blog section features talented expat bloggers from around the world. Their offerings to the blogosphere have been selected for their great entries and high quality, whether they may be funny, informative, interesting, deeply personal or a combination of all of the above.
Let’s hear from our featured bloggers in New Delhi:
Living in New Delhi is completely different than home (Kansas City, Missouri). Well, to be fair, India is completely different in general. Luckily, New Delhi is a very modern city, and while culture and tradition is still present, it's much easier to adjust to life in a large metropolitan city like New Delhi.
Getting used to ‘Indian Standard Time’ was funny to me. In Australia we take pride and make effort to be on time to an event or get together. But in India, due to traffic and a laid back attitude, being late even if it is an hour is acceptable.
One thing that I still struggle with though is how my time is divided so differently between my everyday tasks in Delhi. While I am lucky enough to have a maid do most of my cleaning, I also have to spend tons of time doing other everyday things I didn’t even have to think about in the US. I’m pretty sure it’s easier to bail someone out of jail in the US than it is to pay your electricity bill in Delhi.