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Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
After literally years of planning for this epic trip, packing, and preparing the house for vacancy, we are ready!
Our driver, Hazare, arrived early to take us to Mumbai. First stop on the way was to pick up our sister Suniti to join us on our journey into Mumbai. Suniti lives in the district known as Bandra within Mumbai not too far from the …
... floors on their original dwellings, indeed many people who work in other areas of the city with quite well paid jobs like to stay living in the slum because of the atmosphere there and the sense of community.
Our last stop was to visit a charity project run by the charity which who taught things like art and dance to the local children. They were busy practicing a dance when we went in, and to my absolute Year 6 old-selfs delight it was 5,6,7,8 by ...
... mean you can see quite clearly what is hurtling towards you in the other direction (and as bus drivers think they are except from having to drive on one side of the road this is often not a particularly comforting sight). I suppose after a few bus trips we have become anaesthetised to the dangers of Indian roads so instead we treat it as a sort if seatbelt free roller coaster - and it's quite fun really. Not only ...
... s life. Gratis. Taxi to Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat - washing area. If you’ve had washing done in Mumbai, chances are your clothes have already visited this 140-year-old dhobi ghat (place where clothes are washed). The whole hamlet is Mumbai’s oldest and biggest human-powered washing machine: every day hundreds of people beat the dirt out of thousands of kilograms of soiled Mumbai clothes and linen in 1026 open-air troughs. The best view, and photo opportunity, ...
... together with the small and colourful roofs of 'slum' houses. We are not sure what we imagined before arriving, but it was not something as vast as this.
Accommodation was more expensive here than anywhere on our Indian adventure so far, but after much trawling we found a reasonably priced hotel in the touristy area of Calaba, a short ride away from the cricket ground. It was cheap and cheerful, but had a fantastic view onto ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility