As of today, Jenny and I will be unemployed. As of Saturday, we’ll be homeless.
Our time in Delhi has come to an end, you see. But our time in Delhi — and the life of this blog — is just beginning.
Jenny and I left America in November of 2007, planning to spend three or four years bouncing across Asia. India is just the first stop on the journey. So now, sixteen months after we’ve arrived, it’s time to do our part for the local economy by creating two job openings.
We’re going to spend the next month traveling: a week in Nepal, and then three weeks in South India. After that, we’re picking up our way-too-heavy suitcases and moving… somewhere in Asia. We don’t know where. If we don’t find jobs—and if you know anyone in advertising anywhere in Asia, let us know!—then we have a two-month volunteer opportunity in Singapore, where we’ll stay until we find something permanent.
If this sounds like a farewell post, it’s NOT. Because now’s the moment to break the news: we’ve got offers to turn our blog into a book! Not just a collection of our essays, but fresh content that weaves our existing posts into a much longer narrative about living in Delhi. Like this blog, it’ll be enjoyable both for those who know Delhi and those who don’t—locals, NRIs, and expats alike.
We’ll decide which publisher we’re going with soon. You’ll be the first to know.
So what will happen to this blog? In the month while we’re traveling, not much – maybe one update a week. (Although we’ll be Tweeting regularly – follow us on @mmmmdave and @JennySteeves.) After our travel, we’ll resume our regular updates—we still have dozens of pictures and half-written posts to publish, and more will come as we work on the book. So rest assured that even though we’re not in India, there’s still a lot about India that we still have to say.
Finally, you should send us your email address so we can let you know when the book comes out, and invite you to the party!
This book wouldn’t be happening if it weren’t for all of you who were reading and commenting. So thanks for your attention and your support!