City Point Hotel
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... a "boy" to take us down the street to the local Vodaphone store to install Logan's sim card and get hooked up to the internet. It took awhile but no problem and soon we were off without having to wait 1-2 days for the system to start working. Thanks very much Logan!! Back at the hotel the restaurant wasn't open so we crashed. Awake every 1/2 hour and finally up at 03:00. Diane tried to turn on the lights but accidentally buzzed the front desk -- sorry!
... that if you just stand outside/near the door, people will push you in/out the train. Crazy experience. Somehow, managed to reach the Gateway of India.Majestic structure built by the British. More beautiful at sunset. The Taj Palace hotel was just nearby and was equally picturesque. Though I had little time, I somehow decided to visit Elephanta caves. Took the boat and embarked on the journey. I didn't know there was a steep climb in front of me. Actually ...
... area with dusty and broken pavements many grand Victorian buildings remain along with an enormous naval barracks guarded by ratings in pristine whites. Assuredly we would have missed a lot but on this first day the prime objective was to return to a hotel room, to shower, to sleep.
Our 3 day stay in Mumbai meant a chance to step back into the remnants of the Raj overlaid by India's financial and media ...
"How are we getting to India?" asked Grant. "On the Flying Curry House". I replied. "Eh?' said Grant.
We boarded Air India Flight AI984 at 23.30pm, it was the usual bunfight that we've encountered when people want to get onto any mode of transport along this trip. The first thing that hits you as you enter the plane is the smell of curry. Grant turned to me and went "Ahh, I see". If you like your clothes smelling of curry, ...
... and people abuse the horn.
15. Henna - Bright orange hair dye on men and women. Actually bright colours everywhere.
16. Chewing Tobacco - Men spitting it.
17. Masala - masala flavoured products, chips, drinks (thumbs up and 7 up). Everything!
18. Soda - Fresh lemon or lime soda (sweet or salty).
19. Street food - spicy samosas, potato and chickpeas, French toast.
20. Curry - Yum!
Overall India was ...