Category: Pat’s Blog

Dharavi Slums – Mumbai, India
[ 0 ] February 13, 2013 |

Dharavi Slums – Mumbai, India

Welcome to Dharavi, the largest slum in Mumbai  and one of the largest slums in the world. Dharavi is home to an estimated 1 million residents packed into an area a little over a square mile (1.75 km2), making it one of the most densely populated areas on earth. Given extreme difficulty as well as […]

Read More

Street Life – Mumbai, India
[ 0 ] February 12, 2013 |

Street Life – Mumbai, India

The financial and entertainment center of India, Mumbai is sometimes referred to as a microcosm of the larger country. A significant wealth disparity is an inescapable reality as lavish residential and corporate skyscrapers grow like trees out from knolls of impoverished neighborhoods. The streets are the heart beat of the city and the everyday interactions […]

Read More

A Warm Welcome – Mumbai, India
[ 1 ] February 11, 2013 |

A Warm Welcome – Mumbai, India

True serendipity strikes very few times in one’s life. That in mind, when greeted by one of these rare moments, our mantra during this trip has always been “lean into it”. This was one of those moments. Meeting our Future Hosts Our trip to Mumbai was predicated on meeting up with Arjun Ramen and Lavanya […]

Read More

Apo Island, Philippines
[ 0 ] February 10, 2013 |

Apo Island, Philippines

Short, sweet, sublime. That was our trip to Apo Island.  A tiny island, Apo is 30 acres big (.3 sq miles) and located about 4 miles off the coast of Negros Island in the Philippines. Getting there is no easy feat either. We flew into Dumaguete City. A 30-kilometer car ride later we were looking out […]

Read More

Boracay, Philippines
[ 0 ] February 9, 2013 |

Boracay, Philippines

The Best Beach in the World! That is the headline of our trip to Boracay. Named the World’s Best Island in 2012 by Travel + Leisure Magazine, the distinction did not let us down. After spending a little less than a week in the metropolis of Manila, Alison and I were ready for a few days […]

Read More