Grand Hometel, Mumbai
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... arrived and settled in, we grabbed dinner at Pizza by the Bay - a nice Italian restaurant on the corner right next to the Arabian Ocean. I ordered Caprese and Pasta Salad - So delicious!
During dinner, I glanced out the window only to see a man walking a monkey on the sidewalk. Right after that, I saw a red double-decker bus and a horse drawn carriage - I like this place already!
... out there. So we get to Garden street which felt like a different street from all the rest. It was because hotel rooms cost 5000R a night! Luckily, the doorman showed us to a more economical guest house across the road that suited our budget.
Not to be ungrateful or anything but our room, although it cost 1300R a night was supposed to be a deluxe room, looked like a room from the Slum dog movie. I guess it was a good way to ...
Rudely turfed off The Dream Bus at 6am underneath a flyover in deepest darkest Mumbai without even being told where we were and only a dead rat for a landmark. Not the best start. Taxi to Colaba, the district where we had established would be most convenient to stay. We tried a few hotels only to find they were full or astronomically expensive. Deciding that 6am wasn't the best time ...
... class carriage this time but didn't notice much difference.
Stepping off the train I noticed how packed the streets were with people of all ages, you got a real sense of community spirit. Simon Cowell's got a lot to answer for!
Clocking a barber shop I thought why not, I'd been told back home to try it and was pleased I hadn't shaved my swede for the trip. I'd been in the chair for about an hour having bits snipped ...
... with more team members. Music played all over the city and the people danced in the streets as the teams drove by honking, yelling, dancing as they went.
Jasper and I spent the better part of the day hanging out at one of these spots watching teams come by, build their pyramid, and take off to the next location. Different organizations and whatnot put together prizes for the teams who broke the gourds, there was a lot of prize ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services