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Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
... another one he could suggest (probably so that he could get commission!!) The taxi parked and the man said he would take us to our hotel which was around 1.5km down tiny alleys covered in smelly cow pat! After wondering through a maze of alleys dodging all the big horned cows we made it to the hotel. We went up and had a look off the balcony over the river Ganges but decided that if we had to find the hotel again without our taxi guide we might be wandering around forever, so ...
... boy who had short sleeves on had a small tattoo in Hindi writing on his forearm. We couldn't see if the girl had one but someone told us that they were probably kidnapped from their parents, or their parents had sold them to gangs for a 'better' life. Any money they made would go directly to their owners and the tattoo was a gang name or how their gang identified them. Apparently, in Mumbai most beggars ...
... in front of us and many came at us head-on, only to swerve back to their side of the road at the last instant. And all were sounding their horns, all the time. Oh, I mustn't forget the occasional cow in the middle of the road, too. No roller-coaster comes close to the sheer terror of this ride. We entered the Taj Mahal gardens at the eastern gate, then passed along the high red sandstone wall leading to the middle archway through which we got our first glimpse of the ...
... by some yummy Chinese food.
I do have some pictures of the above but unfortunately cannot upload them at this PC. I'll add them later though.
Rules of the Road in Mumbai
- The general approach is to get on a road and go as fast as you can.
- Traffic lights mean Go! It doesn't matter what colour they are.
- White lines in the middle of the road are for show regardless of whether they are ...
At the Mahalaxmi stop, we saw the Dhobi Ghats, Haji Ali Mosque, and Mahalaxmi Temple. Dhobi Ghats was a phenomenal site to see. It is the laundry center in Mumbai that is been around for a very long time. There are more than 200 dhobis and their families that have specific duties in the respective society. Clothes are collected, washed, and neatly pressed in a very systematic manner. An interesting fact that we learned ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility