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... watching people in their day to day lives. The city isn't all modern though. It has many old buildings with Victorian architecture from the cities European roots. Infact, at times, you'd be forgiven for forgetting you're in Asia. In and around one such building is Crawford Market. This large market sells all kinds of wares from fruits to sweets to animals. There is also the thieves market here. The joke being, if you park your car here to do some shopping, it'll ...
... mix of high rise city buildings alongside mosques and all British imperial styles; it was difficult to make much out over the city with the Indian navy parked up right alongside, their funnels and turrets pointing into the sky and shielding most of the beautiful scenery.
The slightly frustrating start to the day lay with the Indian embassy and the face to face immigration – the irony being the fact that the Indian immigration couldn’t get ...
... br style="font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">We were pretty much next door to the infamous Taj Hotel which was victim to the terrorist attack in 2008. The only thing we saw was The Gateway of India which literally is just a big gate. The rest of the city that we saw was just another Indian city.
... as not to smear the henna. Deep got lunch for us and fed me while my henna dried. Once dry, I scraped and rubbed off the henna which leaves a dark brown stain on your hands. The belief is that the darker the stain, the more the guy loves the girl. So all of Deep's friends were comparing their girlfriends hands and showing them off...Deep was pretty sure mine was the darkest :)
After the henna ceremony, a few of us took a walk to a shrine located in the water in ...
... the "unreserved 2nd class"-- madness.
"Sleeper" class is only 1 step up from that, and still has its own type of craziness.
Our train left at 9:05pm and arrived in Aurangabad at 4:05am, supposedly. This meant that we needed to spend the afternoon somewhere. Luckily, our hotel the night previously had offered to hold our bags until our train, so we could wander the streets without our massive packs. Such a gift! We walked out ...