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Old 21-06-2012, 19:50   #231
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Working in such a country sounds like a nice adventure. Usually you'd leave a loved one behind, but for you it's exactly the opposite. I can imagine this was an easy decision Congratulations!
For her, it was exactly the opposite.

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Congratulations, will this increase activity here?
At CDZ ? How so ? I will have no time to play Civ in any case.
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Old 21-06-2012, 21:43   #232
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Mumbai is not a bad place, just very crowded. At least this was my impression during one day I spent there. If you have AC at home and at work, you'd be OK. Short strolls from work to home and back are OK.
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Old 21-06-2012, 23:51   #233
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At CDZ ? How so ? I will have no time to play Civ in any case.
I'm not sure if any of us do, therefore you should come back more!
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Old 22-06-2012, 10:28   #234
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For her, it was exactly the opposite.
Yes, but she didn't post here
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Old 22-06-2012, 22:14   #235
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Yes, but she didn't post here
That was implied in my post.
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Old 23-06-2012, 02:12   #236
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That was implied in my post.
You were implied by shabbas post.
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Old 20-10-2012, 15:02   #237
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Congratulations, will this increase activity here?
Nope.
I have a little time this afternoon, thought I'd stop to say hello.

We have just had a 2-week holiday in North India, down River Ganga. Various landscapes, historical backgrounds, super food in restaurants, and so many miles run.
Now 2 more months in Mumbai, before I go back to Paris in mid-December. I should resume work in January, while my gf gets back in end January. I wanted to travel again at that time, but I got a 6-month visa instead of a 12-month visa* (as asked), which prevents me from staying in the country. Of course I paid for a 12-month visa.

Anyway, living here is kind of a challenge, everything is more complicated, especially as we do not have expatriate standard level of living. Working remotely from here on my own is a bit strange, but I got used to it. On top of it, top management in the bank has decided to get rid of 3 contractors by June 2013 in Paris, while hiring 4 people in Mumbai for my project: it is cheaper overall. So I may start training them in December before I leave, if they have arrived at that time.

Will try to visit here more often from now on. Cheers.

* The first of hundreds of things that annoyed me in India.
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Old 20-10-2012, 18:48   #238
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Could you post some pretty pictures?
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Old 21-11-2012, 17:54   #239
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Passing by again...

Will post pics later when I am back in Paris and have more time.

Another 3.5 weeks to go before getting back to Paris. I have just learned that I will be back in my team there (still as a contractor), so everything is set job-wise in theory.
Now we need to find a new appartment in Paris for the tow of us, and this may not be easy...
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Old 18-12-2012, 13:49   #240
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Back since yesterday!

We found a new appartment in central Paris (Bastille), that I will visit this week. We should move in in early January if all goes well.

I have recently learned that I will not resume work with my team in Paris in January. Some service in the bank declared that there is a criminal risk ("risque pénal") to hire me as contractor here while I was hired on Payroll by the local entity of the bank in India. So, in short, no job in January, as I secured a new contract with my IT company in February only. And I have to find a new assignment too...

Anyway, glad to be back, to celebrate Xmas with family and meet friends again, to take some vacation in the Alps, and eventually to start a new section of my life when we move in to our place with my gf (still in India for another 2 weeks btw).

I do not forget about the photos! I will get to that work somewhere in January.
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