Mumbai - Post Report Question and Answers

What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?

Nothing would have helped. - Aug 2021


The hiking spots are all outside of Mumbai. The ocean is extremely dirty. And people will stare at you if you jog shirtless. - Nov 2020


I wish I would have been better informed about how to keep myself safe as a women. This is a very real threat for women. I was assaulted within the first few months of arrival and feel it could have been prevented had I been better informed. Talking to local Indian women about their safety practices is a great way to educate oneself. How we interact with a male in the US is not the same as in India. Showing small kindnesses like saying hello and smiling can cause unwanted attention. Light skin is seen as exotic and will attract attention, as well as having blonde and red hair. - Aug 2019


The lack of outdoor parks, and the difficulty of getting around, wear on people. However, the country of India has so much to offer, as long as you leave Mumbai from time to time. - Mar 2019


Mumbai is very expensive. - Jan 2019


That living in Mumbai is an intense experience, the constant noise, dirt, heat, traffic, and pollution really gets to you after a while. - May 2018


You need to leave every couple months to stay sane. - Jun 2017


Read up on South Asia. - Aug 2015


That it's not as intimidating as it seems from a distance. We were nervous, and thought it was going to be completely overwhelming but we've adapted and really like it here now. - Nov 2014


I wish I knew it was so bad for singles. I would not have ended up here. - Mar 2014


The incredible diversity is mind boggling. - Feb 2014


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