My, Oh Mumbai – Guest Writer Elena

Asia has long been a place I have longed to go – but have never had the chance. In the past few months I have had a TON of requests for posts about Asia. Luckily, I stumbled across someone who was able to bridge the gap and provide my lovely readers with just what they have been craving – a post about Asia. As you will read below, Elena travelled to India and was gracious enough to share those details with us.


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Here is a little bit about Elena!

Places she has lived: United States (Washington, Louisiana, California, Ohio, Alaska, and Texas)

Places she has travelled to: United States (all 50 states), Mexico, Canada, Scotland, London, Paris, northern Spain, Florence, and India

Places on the radar: New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Switzerland, Ecuador, and Iceland

My, Oh Mumbai

Written by: Elena Coe


The summer after my freshman year of college, I signed up for a month-long study abroad in Mumbai, India. My primary experience with India before this trip came from exactly three places: 1) Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake, 2) Slumdog Millionaire, and 3) Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Continue reading