Travel Blogs from Mumbai, India

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Touchdown. . Mumbai, Mumbai, India travel blog

Touchdown. . Mumbai

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... , about 8 hours and with the time difference, it was 12 hours later when I finally touched down in Mumbai. Taxiing in, I saw my first bits of India from ground level, shacks next to decent-looking houses, trucks and airport equipment busy being used or ...

Life begins for David, Mumbai, India travel blog

Life begins for David

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... The day train was very crowded but we had birthday cupcakes and peanut butter sandwiches to help us along the way. In Mumbai we wandered round the streets near the train station and discovered a nice, friendly little eating hole for dinner. Then ...

The best curry so far belongs to........Mumbai!, Mumbai, India travel blog

The best curry so far belongs to........Mumbai!

A travel blog entry by mikeandmarisha

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... in the future.....   To the airport in the morning and the first Misha blonde moment when we arrived at the Mumbai international airport for a domestic flight.... Good job taxis are cheap here as after a 4 taxi ride across Mumbai we arrived at ...

Mumbai/Bombay, Goa, Hampi, Mumbai, India travel blog

Mumbai/Bombay, Goa, Hampi

A travel blog entry by jeroen

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... clock tower which does a convincing Big Ben every 15 minutes) and wandered off into town. Otherwise than northern India, civilised Mumbai respects Sundays by shutting down completely - I found it impossible to find a stall selling drinks and had to go ...

Mumbai - Day 1, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Mumbai - Day 1

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... AC for a 10 a night.   After I'd checked in, I went for a wonder, visited the gateway of India which is Mumbai's own honey coloured Arc de Triomphe. Then went to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya museum, try saying that after a ...

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

Welcome to Bollywood!

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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... we were finally reunited with our bags and about $50 compensation each which wasn't bad at all for a 24 hour delay. Mumbai itself is reasonably westernized but really intense. Everywhere there are people trying to attract your attention to sell you ...

!ND!A, PART 2, Mumbai, India travel blog

!ND!A, PART 2

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... a real village-like lifestyle and appear to be genuinely happy, which is what impressed me the most. The other thing I love about Mumbai is a perspective you can only get if you read the book SHANTARAM by Gregory David Roberts.  You'll see this ...

Gicks Guide Us Through Gateway Of India, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Gicks Guide Us Through Gateway Of India

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... bottom two tiny, but unmistakably white figures! Freewheeling down and meeting them was surreal, but so amazing. The 1400 miles in India have undoubtedly been the toughest yet, but so worth it to arrive and see family. After a reviving drink and crisps ...

Mumbai - NO STORY., Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Mumbai - NO STORY.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Last day in India - Mumbai & Monsoon, Mumbai, India travel blog

Last day in India - Mumbai & Monsoon

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... with the thing tucked up to my chin and never been so glad of a horrid blanket haha We didnt book a room for arriving in Mumbai which was a bad move as its soooo expensive there compared to everywhere else and we only needed a bed for the night to get ...

Out and About in Bombay, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Out and About in Bombay

A travel blog entry by bnbfsu

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... my driver correctly) all these guys not only work but live. There are about 2000 of them and they generally come from rural India and work here for a few years before heading back home. I can definitely see how burnout would be a problem. There wasn't a ...

Kadama 49: Flying into Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Kadama 49: Flying into Mumbai

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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Friday at noon, we departed Hyderabad to arrive in Mumbai for a weekend long ISA excursion. The energy in the taxi on the way to the airport was high and exciting - we were all looking forward to a fun packed weekend with our director, Diia. The flight ...

40, Mumbai, India travel blog

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A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... out a birthday cupcake, but there were no candles 12:00 - Lucy made me a peanut butter birthday sandwich 17:00 - The train pulled into Mumbai, and we were mobbed by taxi drivers. They all tried to rip us off to no avail 19:00 - We had a birthday ...

First Taste Of India.....Mumbai, Mumbai/Bombay, India travel blog

First Taste Of India.....Mumbai

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... inbetween it would have taken us much much longer! Suprisingly...we live to tell the tale...hahaha! Our drive into South Mumbai was really interesting, we passed shacks, people just everywhere, obviously very poor, their homes a little bit of wood made ...

The Indian Partridge Family on Tour, Mumbai, India travel blog

The Indian Partridge Family on Tour

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... Butter Masala something. It was very spicy. Back on the bus the 16 hours stretched into 20 and we finally got dropped off in Mumbai. The bus driver and ticket guy seemed to be running a bit of a cash scam, picking up and dropping off people along ...

Vinod, Mumbai, India travel blog

Vinod

A travel blog entry by hughie

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... circumstance and individuality. During our first four hours we talked about anything and everything we seen all the main sights and attractions Mumbai has to offer. Mind you I was nearly killed, if you remember I spoke before about the roads of Mumbai, ...

Blocked Blog !, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Blocked Blog !

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... in the UK ( and now in other parts of the world from our travels ).  We are writing from the madness and mayhem of Mumbai, a very different December for us all.  We have had such a week or two trying to complete our leg of the India ride that ...

Final thoughts on India, Costs & Tips, Mumbai, India travel blog

Final thoughts on India, Costs & Tips

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... great for us to hear that as we didn’t know any better since this was our first country travelling.  We were in India 7 weeks and didn’t scratch the surface of it really there is so much to explore, the culture the religion the people its ...

What is your perception of a Slum?, Mumbai, India travel blog

What is your perception of a Slum?

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... These guys work their backsides off to earn a living most of the people in the commercial side come from outwith the slum from around india to work - many for 10 months of the year then during the monsoon they go back home to their families for 2 months ...

'this is for the hearts still beating', Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

'this is for the hearts still beating'

A travel blog entry by tofudan

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how to say goodbye? i think maybe that's what i've been trying to figure out these last three months. it's easy to let the routines of the everyday obscure the truth of the way we live our lives. it's easy to close our eyes to that which we cling to, ...

Shanti, Shanti, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Shanti, Shanti

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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... hiatus from blogging I think I have finally found the strength to capture in writing some of the amazing experiences I've had here in India. Prior to arriving everyone had one thing to say about India, "you either love it or hate it." I tend to fall ...

And so the end....., Bombay (mumbai), India travel blog

And so the end.....

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... way and went around the back of the counter and banged on the till to try and open it. This obviously didn't work - anywhere else in India the money would have been kept in a cardboard box but oh no, not here. I then tried another tactic, the calm and ...

Mumbai - One of two flights today, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Mumbai - One of two flights today

A travel blog entry by mikeandmarisha

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After the devasting news from Mumbai we were a little saddened by the events of last night.  No evidence from the air but we were only flying in and out on the same plane the same day.... our hearts go out to those who lost their lives!  ...

Conclusive Connections, Mumbai, India travel blog

Conclusive Connections

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... unsuccessful in achieving all but the latter goal as he batted them off. The imposing buildings of the High Court and University Of Mumbai didn’t add much excitement to our day so we breezed past, then sought out the air conditioned refuge of Le ...

First Day in Mumbai, Mumbai, India travel blog

First Day in Mumbai

A travel blog entry by lilly_annew

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We found out that businesses don't open until around noon in Mumbai. I have a feeling it will be this way everywhere. We were waiting for a restaurant to open up and Toni was looking at these maps of India that this guy wanted sell him. These girls came ...

Way off the tourist track in Mumbai, Mumbai, India travel blog

Way off the tourist track in Mumbai

A travel blog entry by wickens

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... clubs in India, the cream of which were the match for anything in the US or Europe. The road from the airport to south Mumbai (predominantly along the coast) shows the city at its best, and if you do not look too closely at the ageing concrete buildings ...

Gateway of India, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Gateway of India

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Mumbai, India - I arrived in Mumbai very tired after a sleepless bus journey. The bus kept dropping people off at random parts of the city but I always wait till the last stop, in theory, it normally puts you somewhere in the centre. I was about a 45 ...

Arrival in Mumbai - bird poo and a pet pigeon, Mumbai, India travel blog

Arrival in Mumbai - bird poo and a pet pigeon

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... on the roof and she was going round seeing if they were dry....very cute. So now we were beginning our mammoth 18 hour bus ride to Mumbai. We'd booked the non air con bus to save some money but when we got to the bus depot they said it was delayed by 5 ...

Mumbai-A grumpy taxi driver, where's my underwear?, Mumbai, India travel blog

Mumbai-A grumpy taxi driver, where's my underwear?

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... , giving you a ridiculous price to start off with, we always try and haggle them down at least half the asking price! The Mumbai Laundry was pretty amazing though. It's an area of the city where everyone's laundry gets taken to to get cleaned - household ...

Bollywood!, Mumbai, India travel blog

Bollywood!

A travel blog entry by jay29

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Leaving the hippies behind...time to make my mark in Bollywood!  After a twelve hour bus ride, of course. Not knowing Mumbai very well and not sure where I should get off I had bought my bus ticket for "Central Mumbai" - thinking that ...

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