Travel Blogs from Bombay, India

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The last cow, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

The last cow

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... . Is this whole trip journal, all my so-called moments of insight, as superficial and obvious to anyone remotely familiar with India? Am I just repeating, in unending improvisations, the mesage "There's a sheep on the road back there!"? I always encounter ...

Gimme gimme gimme... my shoes back!, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Gimme gimme gimme... my shoes back!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... 's not us being kicked out for being too loud or anything!) so we'll have to fill you in next time of Tom's first case of 'Delhi (Bombay?) Belly' and the rest of what we've been up to. So much to say, so little time!! Hope everyone's well and missing us ...

from bangkok to bollywood, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

from bangkok to bollywood

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... were in a taxi with our backpacks hanging precariously out of the trunk, ready (or not) for our first driving experience in bombay. if we had thought the driving had been bad in bangkok and cambodia... we really had no idea about india. there might ...

Last day in India and first day on my own again, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Last day in India and first day on my own again

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... I basically forced my way into.  Here is an excerpt from an email my Mom sent about her impressions of India: Scrambled thoughts at 33,0000 feet Returning from the Indian subcontinent is a journey through time.  I will be catapulted ...

The Mad Proffessor, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

The Mad Proffessor

A travel blog entry by meandher

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Welcome to Bombay, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Welcome to Bombay

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... got to the airport around noon for our trip to Bombay.  The flight was painless but I can't say the same about the traffic in Bombay!  After what seemed like 2 hours in the car we arrived at the hotel and were just in time to go for a short walk ...

Mumbai, Bombay, Bumbai, Mombay... all the same!, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Mumbai, Bombay, Bumbai, Mombay... all the same!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... of our previous guides and that helped a lot as well.  She took us to the Gateway of India, which was built to commemorate the English reaching Bombay at that spot.  Utterly unimpressive, but a landmark for some reason.  From there, ...

Killing time in India, Bombay, India travel blog

Killing time in India

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... out. We spent two days in Mumbai, mainly in the tourist district of Colaba. Here's another free travel tip: If you have a date in Bombay, she'll be waiting in Mumbai. (The city changed its name in 1996 as part of an effort to rid itself of reminders of ...

Mumbai madness, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Mumbai madness

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... a taxi to the airport that evening, that got a flat tyre, and checked in to our flight to Africa! Cooper Out of India p.s. Tuesday has come and gone, Thursday came and I emailed Ronnie. Hotmail replied, no such address. We laughed. Love Dan ...

Kadama 52: A morning with Mahatma Gandhi, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Kadama 52: A morning with Mahatma Gandhi

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... Terminus (also featured in Slumdog Millionaire) and stopped for a quick photo. This is the most impressive Victorian Gothic architecture in India. It is the headquarters of over 1,000 trains and two million passengers per day. In 2004 it was declared a ...

Mumbai - Day 2, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Mumbai - Day 2

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... . Then onto the hanging gardens, now these aren't like the hanging gardens of Babylon. This is where the Indian's hung criminals before India had a police force. It's now a sweet little park with great views of the city. Then my favorite place of the day, ...

A rite of passage, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

A rite of passage

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... city are any indication. The opening of the Suez canal in Egypt in 1869, and the trade corridors it open, further cemented Bombay's status as India's most prosperous city, a title it still holds today (the city alone accounts for 40% of India's GNP). It ...

Train to the mountains, Mumbai-Solan, India travel blog

Train to the mountains

A travel blog entry by vagabond

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... bike aboard. Won't say it was easy, but never has greasing some palms, issuing some threats and chanting some prayers failed in India! I reach Ambala feeling hot, dusty and very wired (I gulped down endless cups of tea on the ride to pass the time). ...

Sacred cows, cheeky monkeys, tasty fish, and beer!, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Sacred cows, cheeky monkeys, tasty fish, and beer!

A travel blog entry by malariamonday

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Posted by Genevieve Of the many reasons I have always wanted to go to India, the food is easily number one. As a teenager, spending time at Nina's house was always a delicious treat (thank-you Davinder!)  Buttery roti, chai, wonderful combinations of ...

India's Reality and Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

India's Reality and Mumbai

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... help the middle and low class Indian to have a better quality of life?   This is India's case however and it might be very different for poorer countries where the big organizations ...

Kadama 51: Monkey on my shoulder, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Kadama 51: Monkey on my shoulder

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... day. On the way, we admired the beautiful architecture of the Rajabai Clock Tower which is located on the grounds of Bombay University. We also saw the High Court which is the second largest building in the city consisting of well-appointed court ...

Kadama 50 1/2 : Classical Indian Concert, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Kadama 50 1/2 : Classical Indian Concert

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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Following our tour of Dharavi, we attended a classical Indian music concert at the TaTa Theatre in South Mumbai. To better understand this event, I have pasted an excerpt about the concert from the ncpamumbai.com website: "Allauddin Khan (c. 1862-1972), ...

How to leave Bombay, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

How to leave Bombay

A travel blog entry by malariamonday

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... - No, thanks.   MM (following and tugging at your sleeve) - Sir, you stay at my guest house?   Y - No, thanks, we are leaving Bombay today.   MM - Mango?   Y - No thanks.   MM - Sir, my guest house?   Y - No thanks.   MM ...

Apprehensive, nervous & the odd excited giggle!, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Apprehensive, nervous & the odd excited giggle!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... on one of those dance mat games, more beeps than Family Fortunes and a cab driver with no idea where he was going... welcome to India Tom & Charlie! To relax our nerves (and our bowels!) a 'room service' curry was had which was easily the best we'd ...

First week in Mumbai (Bombay), Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

First week in Mumbai (Bombay)

A travel blog entry by bnbfsu

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In the middle of my first week in Mumbai and actually finally settling down. I guess I am just getting used to everything. I have to stop focusing on what I am doing wrong and start learning how to get used to being here. Hard for a New Yorker who knows ...

the karmic railroad, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

the karmic railroad

A travel blog entry by tofudan

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... stream of demands and requests, invitations and offers. after having read 'shantaram' i can't quite stop thinking about the bombay underworld that may (or may not...) have its hands in everything behind the scenes, turning all the small jarring street ...

Welcome to Bollywood...What's Your Dream?, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Welcome to Bollywood...What's Your Dream?

A travel blog entry by bnbfsu

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... worthy adversaries who wouldn't last a New York minute. That said I suddenly had 2 free days on my hands. To be honest, Mumbai or Bombay or whatever you want to call is not really a site seeing city. It is more a stopover on getting out into the real ...

Made it to Mumbai (Bombay), Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Made it to Mumbai (Bombay)

A travel blog entry by bnbfsu

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Arrived in Mumbai (Bombay) today and headed for the hotel. Missed the sign for my hotel driver so I took my chances. Ha-ha. The car looked official (I booked it through Avis) but was off the hook. The driver was this young guy in a uniform but chose not ...

North India, Bombay, Delhi, Barelli, Jaipur, India travel blog

North India

A travel blog entry by sharadnsusan

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After six months on the road, coming to India has been like a mini-homecoming. First of all, Sharad's parents met us in Bombay a day or two after we arrived, and stayed with us the entire three or four weeks we were in North India. It was great seeing ...

Mumbai with AC, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Mumbai with AC

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... . Tricia was quite offended until Pols explained that she had had to supply their ages and also that shortened life expectancy in India probably accounts for his use of very! Mission accomplished we piled into the AC taxi which Alan and Tricia had hired ...

Oh, if all second chances were so worth it..., Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Oh, if all second chances were so worth it...

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Mumbai is a whole different story. I love it. It is cosmopolitan, it is multicultural, it is artistic, it has a hopping night scene and it is on an island. What more can you ask from a city. It is more of a place to live in than a tourist kind of ...

Cave Carvings on Elephanta and Late Night @ Leos, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Cave Carvings on Elephanta and Late Night @ Leos

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... missed a mass cat fight which broke out ironically because of cue barging (as if there is any system to such things in India).  The not so friendly monkeys darted around grabbing half eaten fruit.  Up we went, ignoring the option to be carried ...

Mumbai - Day 3, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Mumbai - Day 3

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... been fun and the start of a Bollywood career.   Elephanta Island was a one hour journey from the gateway of India by boat. The temples are absolutely exquisite and carved straight into the rock like Petra in Jordan. The biggest temple measures ...

Sunday Street Cricket In Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Sunday Street Cricket In Mumbai

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... have been a big part of our trip and each one always provides memories.  This time I met a guy who has set up a Cycle India project aimed at educating kids to look after the environment, a guy who owns a coffee shop in Mumbai (it was as if he was ...

Business trip to India, Mumbai (Bombay) and Chennai, India travel blog

Business trip to India

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... best part of India, though, has been the food. Unlike much Indian food in the states, which is simply spicy-hot, the food in India has incredibly complex spices. Some of it is hotter than anything I've ever eaten (even hotter than the Thai soup that was ...

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