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Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
nurse. The poverty is so far removed from anything you could wish to
not encounter in the UK. So much so that it's impossible, at least
for us, to feel any meaningful empathy. It's almost as if our brains
can't accept it as reality. God I'm sounding like a patronising,
na´ve bellend aren't I?
Today (17/08) we visited a slum, I hate that word
but its appropriate. The people who live there know it as the slum
so why should a ...
Our local tour guides weaved us through south Mumbai, the buildings were interesting as was the history and origins but the real worth was when we walked around the streets viewing everyday life in Mumbai. The cricket fields were amazing, it would have been great to have a few hours spare to watch the endless pitches filled with budding cricketers. Being a weekend this is obviously a very popular family outing , with families and friends all out to enjoy the entertain packed ...
... it took me about 5 seconds to drink the whole thing. When we were walking down the bumpy, rocky, unpaved street there were bulldozers dumping dirt on people's heads. There was a man selling live birds that were all different colors, some were red, some orange, some pink, and some were green. .I even saw an auto-rickshaw full of pani puri shells. Later the mehendi lady came and she did super fancy mehendi on ...
... from a bloke with a printer on his back! To say we stuck out like a sore thumb was an understatement, people actually came running towards us, a few trying to touch our hair and skin. They all seemed friendly enough but I can say we were a little overwhelmed. The heat got to us and refreshments were needed, so where did we head, well we thought one drink wouldn’t hurt from the best hotel in the city – the 5 star Taj Mahal Palace. The building was arguably equally ...
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