ITC Maratha, Mumbai
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Mumbai is big. It's full of dreamers and hard-Labourers, starlets and gangsters, stray dogs and exotic birds, artists and servants and fisherfolk and crorepatis (millionaires) and lots and lots of people. It has India's Most prolific film industry, some of Asia's biggest slums (as well as the World's Most expensive home) and the largest tropical …
Mom turned 60 today. We almost missed her birthday due to flight delays but we are so glad to spend this day with her. Still struggling with jet lag , we decided to take take a quick drive through the neighborhood I grew up until my 21st birthday. Greg was able to see all my schools and the places I would hide with my friends after missing classes …
... could join me. I had already considered the various potential scams going on here but decided to go with the flow with this one. Mostly because that is what my instinct told the part of me that was screaming with paranoia don't do it, don't do it! it'll cost you millions of rupees in commission; you'll wake up in an ice bath with two surgical wounds where your kidneys used to be, argh....run for your life! So I went into the restaurant: air-con upstairs, fan ...
... initiative, and were duly rewarded.
Shantaram in hand, it was then time to return to our photo shop to collect our bags. In our previous encounter, the shopkeeper taught me some basic Hindi.
This all came about when I asked for the appropriate way to say goodbye, and Sonu said that there wasn't one.
"Namaste" means "Hello" and
"Phir Milenge" means "Will meet again"
After we retrieved our bags, we said our Phir Milenges (much to ...
... things I usually get from McDonald's) it still hit the spot. I ended up getting a McChicken burger and the bun, chips and drink were perfect. The only thing that ruined the experience was a poor pigeon that kept flying into the window beside us. Poor thing couldn't figure out how to get out... Even though the giant open air exit was less than a meter beneath the window.
After our lunch we went ...