Hotel Jewel Of Chembur
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This hotel was booked by my friend for me as I went to Mumbai to attend her marriage. Simple hotel with nothing to boast about. Staff were not so friendly though, the smiles missing.
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Actually, I was in Mumbai for a friend's marriage and this was not a vacation. But, as I had the midnight of the day of arrival and next whole day to myself, I decided to hurry up and see at least the important places in Mumbai. Luckily, one of my friends in Singapore just shifted to Mumbai for his job. He picked me up at the airport and helped me …
... agent who tried to rip us off and got angry when we said we'd look about a bit more and then headed to grab a taxi back to the hotel. Finding a taxi in Mumbai is easy, finding one that will turn their meter on is a lot harder and after asking 10 or more taxis we settled for Rs100 which was double the price of the meter to get there.
The next day we were up early after our early night and headed out to find the travel agents to book our bus tickets for that night ...
Carl is pleased to take up the offer of paying Rs.600 (£6), and we exit the shop to amble once more through the streets.
About 2 blocks down we pass a comparatively huge book shop. Inside are shelves of books including, of course, several copies of Shantaram, selling for around Rs.450.
Whilst some might feel scammed by the situation of paying 33% extra for a book, I find the whole episode admirable. The guys in the little book shop sensed an opportunity, ...
... of what the NGO was doing, and these types visits would certainly correct the negative views many people may have about the
slums. The definition of slum is anyone living on government as opposed to private land, in this case, 1 million people living on less than 2 sqkm of land, one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Given Mumbai itself is a city crammed with 18.5m people and Dharavi ...
... proved to be a fairly pleasant one. Travelling in air conditioned third class (think first class 1.3), we journeyed to Vadodara, five hours from Mumbai. The train was comfortable and we enjoyed chatting to the locals. The only downside of the journey was the countless beggars who got on while the train was sitting in the station. Some were simply homeless women, others were men with varying disabilities and injuries. The sight of one young man ...