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... expected; the sloth amongst them being the application for a sim card.
Just so I don't forget it (and in case you would ever wish to do the same) here is the process:
1. Talk to man sitting outside phone shop
2. Explain you would like the cheapest, no internet SIM card
3. Listen to description of the latest, many minute, many text, many data SIM
4. Repeat step 2
5. Agree on an acceptable price for a SIM card
6. Present passport
7. Copy of passport ...
... and realised it was time to call it a night. Woke at 7 and headed to Xavier College in Colaba for the exam. To be fair, this college was the only perk in an otherwise dreadful decision of registering for the exam. The buildings are pretty incredible and it felt a bit like wandering around a Cambridge University campus rather than the usual Bombay madness. It was a nice retreat from the hot, humid, busy street outside, and somewhere I’d like to have ...
... pedestrians, it makes for a bit of a harrowing experience as the passenger. Its still the u-turns in the middle of the highway that give me the heebie-jeebies. I prefer trains, thank you.
Tomorrow, we are deciding between one more day here in Mumbai, and finding a new hotel, or taking off immediately for the Ellora and Ajanta caves. We will keep you all updated :)
** photos of delicious Mumbai vegan baking coming soon!
... Mr H: something serious) and napping. We also ate a lovely meal of samosas and biscuits.
The train arrived at 8.30 pm and we headed off for our hotel in Margao, our base for the next 2 days....
More of our adventures in our next blog!
Lots of love to all our friends and family.
Lyndsey & Martin.
P.S. Just thought I'd mention that whilst writing this blog (in Palolem, in Goa), Mr H suddenly shouted, ...
... I got conned by a Indian woman to take a picture of her balancing a bottle on her head, she then wanted me to pay her!!! Gave her 20 rupees (about 12p). It was so hot walking around the island. We caught the boat back & went for a drink in the famous Leopoldo cafe (in a book called shantaram). We then headed back to the hotel for a shower & went out for some tea/few drinks before picking up our bags & heading for the train station
Goodbye manic ...