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... out and they were in the process of filming and there was a big crowd waiting to see their favorite stars. Since Pravar is from Bandra he stood his ground with the security guard saying he shouldn't be stopped from walking around his own neighbourhood and we walked onto the Bollywood set. I snapped a few quick photos before we got yelled at again by security and decided to leave rather than waiting all day. We saw a few more homes and went to Pali hills which is like the Beverly Hills ...
... in the sky due to the epic air pollution.
Rounded the day off by meeting Ian, a Scottish photographer who told how he'd had all his film taken and been beaten (not badly, still far from ideal though) while working in Cairo.
So, to sum up Mumbai, it is really really busy, think London but dirtier and way hotter (how they cope when the temperature hits 40 I don't know - it's a fairly pleasant 29/30 at the moment). There are ...
... and colourful country. Albeit India is obviously a very dangerous and controversial place to travel as two lone white females, this experience has only enlightened my thoughts on India and how much potential thy have as a country. I'd have liked more people that I met to have been as friendly as the people who ended up changing my perspective or educating me on the Indian culture while I was there. Regardless of the situation, I have to remember that the real India does not discourage ...
... film in the Air-conditioned cinema and ate curried McDonalds and ice cream. The film was about a boy from the village who becomes a street fighter to get back and save the village. It was all in Hindi so we didn't understand the words but the dancing a fighting was enough to get by. The main guy fought a tiger and kicked a man in the balls to death. He did a lot I crying too. There was a guy who got a crab in his trousers and did a funny dance and a fake pregnancy. It was all going ...
... Lonely Planet, they had warned against giving any money, food or sweets to any beggars or children, some children (especially in Kolkata/Calcutta) have made such a lucrative living out of begging that they have refused available school places. It was hard work ignoring her but we decided to look up some legitimate charities and donate money there instead so that eases the guilt a little!
Later in the day we got another exciting taxi ...