I have just joined the forum in the hope of finding advice and friends.
I am a married, female, likely to relocate to Mumbai for 18 months, but the deal is that it is "unaccompanied" - get to go home every 2 months to see my family.
I have been told by some that this it is not advisable to be a solo female in Mumbaiand I shall find it hard to make friends???
Any views please?
I like nature, mountain walking, bird watching, sailing and reading. Currently live in South Africa.
My first visit to Mumbai last week was a shock as I had been inadequately prepared, and no other expats in the office, so no-one really to ask for advice.
Office location is Powai and the company have said I should stay in Powai to avoid traffic problems.
Any views if this is good advice, or are there other locations to consider without a very long commute and more chance of meeting other expats, making friends and finding things to do.
I saw no "non-Indian" people in the many hours I spent walkign around Powai, and whilst I am very happy to make friends with locals, would also appreciate connections with people from similar backgrounds.
Any tips on anything to do with having a good life in Mumbai, making friends, websites to consult, books to read, clubs to join and also transportation advice (job does not include a car) will be much appreciated.