It’s late Friday night in india and most importantly the Friday of kingshuk’s birthday. We were able to spend it in Goa having booked travel several weeks earlier with plans to visit a Wonderkids warehouse. The warehouse tour didn’t happen as plans changed but we were already able to visit the largest of the warehouses, amazon, and several leading stores this week. More on our great findings to come but for now a bit about kingshuk’s birthday.

Following me screaming I don’t want to die on a scooter in India, my team graciously let me join the most experienced driver in the front of the pack instead of having nightmares of a loud honking horn prior to my demise being hit by a bus from the back. Scooters, horns, cows, and every type of vehicle crowding the street is the norm here, but a bit hectic for my normal driving style. Water sports was the theme of the evening: parasailing, jet skis, banana boats, and bumper cars followed by a pool volleyball game. A wonderful evening at the beach which also included traditional temporary tattoos. Did I mention Kingshuk shared the cake? An amazing day celebrating our team member who keeps us out of trouble.

The Wonderkids family continues to be amazing to us and always there to help us at work and with cultural experiences. It continues to be an excellent experience working with the core team to meet our project goals. I was lucky enough to share a birthday with the general manager earlier in the week and my birthday wish is hopefully coming true tomorrow as I ride with the elephants…


Day 3 – MES, India

Ashley and I are technically in our first 24 hours in Mumbai. We joined the rest of our team late last night. It appears to be the norm in Mumbai to swerve in and out of traffic narrowly missing other automobiles, bikes, and pedestrians while blasting horns. Quite the amazing experience! Following transport to our destination hotel, we were refreshed by the welcoming faces of our teammates who had already scoped out the area over the weekend and had various tips and tricks to help with our stay.

Thanks to Kingshuk we had some extra treats at breakfast and enjoyed sealed bottled water prior to starting our first day in the office. At the office we met the local WonderkidsIndia core and extended team members, toured the facilities, and presented our introductory findings to our client. We were also very thankful to have a welcome lunch with the President of the company in which we were able to further discuss our project scope and our general plans while visiting India.

Our team members already explored the city and made some very cool purchases. We are excited to do the same. And as final advice, remember to insist on taking your own bags. More on that story to comeā€¦

The attached picture is our group in the WonderkidsIndia 2