Sunday, May 20, 2012
I went to visit the school in February - I was so lucky that ASB agreed to fly me out to Un-Plugged and I could see for myself what a dynamic place this will be to work. One morning I went to visit the new campus - the building site! Yes, this is really going to be ready by 1st August and opening with 500 or so students.
This is the architect's model for Kohinoor city. Right in the front of the model is a new shopping centre and then behind that (the building with the pool on the roof) is the school. The buildings behind the school are the sports club and hotel, and further up the street the large building is a hospital. I'll be living in one of the apartments here.
First impressions of Mumbai were that I'd come to a completely different country than the India I remember from 30 years ago. Of course it is very different, and of course I was never in Mumbai. The photo above is taken in Juhu looking out over the Indian Ocean.
A meal out in a great restaurant by the sea. I noticed amazing sunrises and sunsets - a big sun in an orange sky. I think the colour could be something to do with the pollution haze though :(
Bandra - greener than I imagined and lots of tuk-tuks which reminds me of Bangkok.
Mumbai will certainly be different from Switzerland. I'm exchanging rural beauty for a thriving metropolis. I'm exchanging a work experience that has been less than positive for a new job at one of the best and most forward looking schools in the world. It's a time of change, of new possibilities, of a new life. Follow along and share my new adventures in India!