PEOPLE Raksarin Khaniyo loves Bangalore for its weather and food like most others
S he's half Indian and half Thai and she seems to love both India and Thailand equally. Raksarin Khaniyao, better known as Nina to all her friends, moved to India from Bangkok, Thailand in March 2009 not to study but to work with her mother.
As an Overseas Students Consultant for India International School and Gitanjali International School, Nina has met many people. “I've travelled to many places in India, but I can vouch that Bangaloreans are the friendliest people. It's always easy to find your way around this place because people here are ready and eager to help.”
Though she's been here for only two years now, Nina is amazed at Bangalore's infrastructure. According to her, “It just gets better with time and that in turn raises the standard of living of the people here. This is one of the fastest growing cities and it's wonderful to be a part of this buzzing place.”
It isn't surprising that she's in love with Bangalore's weather but the other thing about the city that appeals to her are the innumerable restaurants. “For any cuisine you choose to indulge in, there's always a dozen places to pick from!”
On the downside, “it's the insane traffic that gets to me. Also I dislike the auto guys. They never charge by the meter. Something should be done about this situation.” Nina likes to explore new places in and around the city.
She thinks: “Bangalore is a good place for expats to settle in because majority of the people here communicate in English. The standard of living is quite similar to other countries. But it's Bangalore's MNCs and schools that attract people from other places.”
Bangalore is a good place for expats to settle in because majority of the people here communicate in English