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 …
... streets we thought there was another festival! We are staying near India Gateway which was built for King George V and Queen Mary and marks the harbour into Mumbai. The last British troops left India symbolically through this gate in 1948. The plaque at the monument talks more about the Phillips LED lighting than the pride of India and you can't walk through it. If I was Indian I would want to ...
... costs. Now, where we have been shopping, a receipt is a word that is not in the vendors vocabulary as most of the goods 'fall off a truck".
We also spent some time trying to get our train ticket, which was booked online in December. Confirmation for the ticket was sent, but not the hard copy, so we went to the train station and made inquiries. Told to go out to wicket #52, 2ND floor, no more wicket #52, go to wicket #20 which is ...
... drive one hour and pick up our guide Lijo Jose. He was a very nice guy of 27 years and great guide, as he is doing the website of the Muziris Heritage Tourism group.
He shows us the the Jewish Synagogue in Kottayil Kovilakom, which is one of the three synagogues on Vypin. This one is in traditional style with a separate entrance and balcony for women. In front of the synagogue a tombstone is found, belived to belang to one of its early ...
... concrete, building after building of crumbling, molding concrete that seem to house thousands but look abandoned at the same time, stores piled high with goods and foods, women begging in the streets or digging through trash for food scraps... just such a contradiction everywhere. Just when I feel that the city "is" one thing- poor, not so poor, elegant, ramshackled... something else goes by that alters what we see once more.