Grand Residency Hotel & Serviced Apartments
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... Gandhi House, dhabi ghat where washing is done, a fisherman village, the Victoria Station and the Tower of Silence where the Parsi's leave their dead.
The Parsi's are Iranians that left Iran about 800 AD because they did not want to be forced to become Muslims. They believe the dead should be left for the birds and used to leave them on platforms in trees. Now in Mumbai they have a park area with a tower for the bodies exposed for the birds ...
... sleeping on the streets. It's a lot to take in but in a city of 15 million people settle in wherever the can find a bit of open space. As the temperature continues to rise we reach our destination, the Gateway of India. Originally erected to commemorate the arrival of King George V the monument has since become a gathering spot for locals. Catching the tail end of the Diwali festival we share the site with an abundance of ...
May I be completely exhausted with my efforts.
Tibetan Prayer (Thanks Laura)
Of course this blog is really about me, not about India, but you know I made that clear from the start. I was on a grand journey and in exhausting that journey, I have earned some peace, but what ...
... seeing what I came across.
Later that day I made my way to Leopold's Cafe and spent the evening there as that is one of the touristy things to do - if you have read Shantaram you will know what I mean.
The next day I booked myself onto a guided tour to see some more of the sights. We started off at the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat - "If you’ve had washing done in Mumbai, chances are your clothes have ...
... we were at. With almost an hour to spare we though we were fine, but apparently it would take us over an hour in a taxi due to traffic. Paul's face drops and I try to conceal my panic, we were not sure what to do (it's now 9pm). Then out of nowhere a young guy appears and tells us we can make our overnight train if we catch the local train to CST which is where he was travelling towards.
Paul and I at this point had nothing to lose so we trusted him. ...