Lakeside Chalet, Mumbai - Marriott Executive Apartments
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... you wouldn't know what was outside if you didn't go out there, a possibility for an analogy there I think and a lesson on ignorance.
You don't really know about things until you see them, and when you really experience something it is often amplified further than you can imagine from reading about it on your laptop at home.
We visited the Taj Mahal ...
... s all there in one great mix. The standout symbols of the Raj are staggering. We speak of the revamped St Pancras in London but here we find the working and untouched originals - a majestic central post office and the Victoria railway terminus of grand and large proportions; a Dickensian High Court open to visitors and worth a visit with its bewigged barristers pleading cases in English; the hidden 150 year old Sassoon ...
With more than twenty million people Mumbai is India's largest and most cosmopolitan city as well as its financial center. Founded as a Portuguese fort at the tip of a peninsula between the Indian Ocean and Mumbai Harbor, Mumbai sprawls mostly northward and seemed even larger as we approached from that direction and encountered continuous urban sprawl starting about 50 kms outside the city.
... get that used to that everywhere in India. Next was the car journey, we were squished into the back of a very small & very old car with huge backpacks and us, not only that there about 100000000 cars/bikes/buses anything you can think of on the roads, all beeping horns every second(not even exaggerating) so as anyone can imagine it is very loud here all day!! After settling into our hotel we ventured around and came ...
... 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 ...