Lakeside Chalet, Mumbai - Marriott Executive Apartments
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... eventually worked itself out and miraculously everyone eventually got to the right place. We stepped out in to absolute mayhem with noise from every vehicles known to man and thousands of people wandering around shopping and eating. It was stimulation overdrive. Something we will not soon forget. We ate some meat dishes and a final desert. The guides did their best but the entire event was a bit long for us. As I am a few days behind now I will leave it at ...
... first excuse, work's been fairly crazy of late and to anyone who thinks this has just been one extended holiday, I can assure you that the Indians definitely put the hours in and sadly I've had to conform to this at times! I'm particularly looking forward to seeing the sunlight in the weekday evenings again! I've also discovered that I have been given the name "the foreigner" throughout the client office. Good to know I've got recognition for my work. As for the ...
... make what was then known at Bombai. As a gift they gave the city to the British who built structures much like the ones they were a custom to back in London. The Brits renamed the area Bombay. We had little idea of what we were doing there or where we were going but it seemed the logical overnight stay on our way to the state of Rajasthan. Our first experience on the overnight sleeper bus was interesting. The bus is decked out with a double bed bunks down one side, ...
We arrived at Mumbai at about 8.30 am on a Monday morning, after a stuffy overnight train.
We stayed at the Hotel New Bengal again, and were able to check in early and freshen up.
Our first stop: the Taraparawale Aquarium, which is recommended on Lonely Planet etc. We were looking forward to whileing away a few hours looking at some exotic fishies, however, our taxi driver dropped us outside a building that ...
... poorly. We could have stayed there forever in this cool and quiet sanctum. After paying (£30 the most expensive meal we have had!) we decided to venture out and back into the hum of people.
We had thought that Mumbai might be a city that we would want to leave fast! But surprisingly it charmed us. Maybe because it wasn't as crazy and hectic as expected.
One defining moment of our time in Mumbai was being collared by a little girl, about 7 years ...