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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
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... soil and made some lovely, peaceful gardens "hanging" on the top of the hill. We weren't allowed into the Towers of Silence, but we could drive by and see all of the hawks flying overhead. This is where the Parsi's bring their dead to have the birds pick all of the meat off the bones. Nice. When all cleaned up they throw the bones into an ossuary on site.
We got to go in a beautiful Jain Temple, lavishly painted and decorated.... the guide even sneaked us unto a ...
... the temperature had soared another 5 degrees (seems to peak around 3pm) and we had to cross about 7 lanes of traffic to get a cab. Combination of heat (curry plus sun) and crazy traffic meant I genuinely thought this was the end, but as I've learnt here, crossing the road basically means you just walk and assume cars will move for you, and they all actually do. It's the only way, there’s no such thing as pedestrian crossings.
... space, staring directly at you, almost challenging you to look away. The rubbish everywhere, the terrible smell, the constant trying to rip you off, the lack of queuing, and pushing in all the time, treating westerners like they are invisible / don't matter. E.g. Airport and buses....
Despite all of that I am hooked, I definitely want to go back again. It is one of the most vibrant and alive places I have ever been :-)
... buildings, the Eros cinema and super flash Taj Hotel, I was ready to change my view of this city. There were no slums crammed next to the hotels here and the locals wore, drove and ate their wealth for all to see. At the Gateway of India, rich domestic and foreign tourists vied for the best photo spots with their huge cameras, while raggedy beggars made the rounds and touts forced their wares on all. The Taj Hotel especially, with dozens of armed guards ...
... readers on our hands.
Today we've also seen Crawford Market, which we ended up staying in a taxi for and just driving around for half an hour because it was more of a local area selling everyday things, that we wanted to see but the taxi was so cheap it was good to sit in it in the traffic and watch the world go by without being hassled. We got dropped at Regal Cinema as we wanted to watch a bollywood film but they didn't have any that ...