Category Archives: we’re not in kansas anymore

Ek Tha Bethraham: time to pick out a dress for the emmys

Some of you didn’t believe it when we said that we were conquering Indian media.  Well, the proof is out, and as these clips attest, I (abe) am this generation’s Keanu Reeves, though with a slightly better wardrobe. For any … Continue reading

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quarter breakings: a weekend with beth and sethany

We were blessed to have Bethany’s brother Seth visit us at the end of September. He was in the country for three weeks for professional reasons, providing musical events for some ministries in South India, and was able to finagle … Continue reading

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pictures: nubra valley and the legend of khardung la

Our last major excursion from Leh was to the Nubra Valley, which lies about five hours’ drive northeast of Leh. The route takes you over the Khardung La pass, which is advertised and known as the “highest motorable road in … Continue reading

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photos: a tour of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries

A couple of our days in Ladakh were spent touring the monasteries within a two hour radius of Leh.  These striking structures can be seen for miles away, perched up on rocky outcroppings throughout the Indus Valley.  They all shared … Continue reading

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excursion #1: pangong lake was tso beautiful

After a couple days rest in Leh, we headed out to the Pangong Tso, a famous high-altitude lake that sits on the border between India and China. Pangong Tso is 83 miles long (most of which is actually in China), … Continue reading

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ayah update: hirings and firings

When we joined Woodstock, they told us during orientation that it is generally expected that we will employ an ayah to manage our household.  It’s part of the local culture to hire these women and it’s a needed source of … Continue reading

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Mamallapuram: reptiles, surplus syllables and cycloptic cats

South India appears to Westerners as a land of excess syllables.  Due to a natural overabundance of M’s, L’s and the letter A, places have names like Ramanathapuram, Tiruvannamalai, Udagamandalam, and Mamallapuram (which is a convenient shorthand for Mahabalipuram).  All … Continue reading

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