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Blog is a bit shorter today, cliona fell asleep!!
We arrived at 7.30am this morning. Both still a little tired and light headed when we got off the bus, so were quite happy when there was a taxi right next to the bus. Check in normally starts at 12 in our hotel but when we arrived they told us it wouldn't be a problem to check in a little …
We woke up at our normal time, about 8.30 but didn't get out of our beds till 9.30! In this hotel they have a special breakfast menu for hotel guests here, they have 4 categories and from every category you get to choose one. We both got some indian potato pancakes, an omelette, juice and a hot drink. That was more than enough for us!
... not dubbed in Hindi. The episode must have been chosen for us - it involves a legless, beggar man, Sadu-mystic from Mumbai who is invading people's bodies and murdering them in the process. This mystic has the ability to disappear in front of ones eyes and re-appear elsewhere. It's all very gory and frightening. Finally Sculley shoots it...phew. But then, two weeks later, we see him back in Mumbai airport on his squeaky wheeled platform, begging...eeek, we'd better watch ...
... in Mumbai. So off we went, GPS in hand to look for the right Jain Temple.
At first the driver would not trust the GPS and had to stop on many occasions to as where Malaba HIll was.
In the end we ended up in Malaba Hill and followed the GPS to one Jain Temple. It was not the one that we were looking for. So to try another one.
... card, Jack pulled at his ragged beard and we did our best to look as short on money as you realistically can when getting a tailor-made dinner jacket. A little while and several cups of chai later we shook hands and left jubilant but rather bemused at what had just happened. There seems to be a running theme now of us leaving the hotel for something benign like breakfast and returning having bought a new wardrobe - I suppose that could summarise both our trip and India quite ...