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Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
... see something that reminds you that you're in India and it's almost a surprise.
We decided to try our luck with the Saturday trains, with a single 2nd class ticket costing 10rs (about 10p) for a journey of 45 mins you can't really beat it. The trains themselves are pretty old and hurtle along at speed with the doors wide open ( I'm not sure that they even have any doors) but they also have women's only compartments and plenty of room. Oh, and ...
... walks and to try all the street food - pau bhaji, vada pau, paneer rolls, falooda shakes - it all seemed very enticing! That particular day there was quite a commotion because there was a huge film crew there. I wondered which Bollywood actor would deign to filming on juhu beach, and later discovered that it was Indian Masterchef that was being filmed! As a 'foreigner', I was asked to participate in the show - sampling the food and ringing the bell to indicate which ...
... opened at 5.00am and all the while it was open there was a band playing the drums on pots, pans and plates, accompanied by an ever-ringing phone and constant shouting...at £70-a-night (incl taxes), it was time to move room.
The man at reception rolled his eyes when we told him the problem and gave our room number... clearly he was familiar with this complaint. He offered us a different room but after viewing a couple I was disappointed to find that he was ...
We arrived at the Mumbai airport at 3:30 am, eager and expectant for the challenges ahead. It didn't take long. Just finding a luggage trolley was difficult because as soon as a new batch arrived, they were quickly snatched up by overzealous Indians. And though we knew lots of bargaining lay ahead, we didn't expect to have to bargain at the Thomas Cook Exchange counter, or for the prepaid taxis. Too tired to argue much, we bargained ...
... brother Laxman to bring him some
water. Laxman instantly shot an arrow into the ground, and water gushed
forth from the ground, creating a tributary of the Ganges, which flows
over a thousand miles away, hence its name, Banganga, the 'Ganga'
created out on a 'Baan' (Arrow)."
Walking back up the hill from the water tank, I noticed a truck driving through the narrow streets shooting out white smoke. I was worried because ...
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