The LaLiT Mumbai
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There is just no getting away from it; Mumbai is big. With the highest population density in the world, Mumbai is the largest city in India and the fourth largest in the world. The city is the economic heart of India producing some 30% of the country's GDP yet some 9 million of its inhabitants live in slums. These are everywhere visible: …
A flying visit with lots of firsts!
We wee welcomed with a traditional flower garland at the airport by the sivaraman family!
We watched our first Bollywood movie - 'Dostana'
Took our first auto rickshaw and the experienced the Mumbai traffic madness. Horn tooting appears to be obligatory.
Chiara tried a first successful attempt at haggling to buy a new ...
... on the reefs at Wandoor - and not a crocodile in sight! (Gill and Ian) Most useful item packed: Mosquito net and Kaolin & Morphine medicine. (Gill) Lockable cash tin - most hotels didn't have safety deposit boxes. (Ian) Most ridiculous item packed: Travel iron, never used. Laundry including ironing was never more than 20p per large item and often considerably less. I can't think what possessed us to pack it in the first place! (Gill and Ian) A few words on Indian ...
... s just say I wasn’t best pleased. After mad dilly dallying around Mumbai Tilak station, I was to get a reprieve in the form of the 15:20 train that wasn’t too far away, as it could have been worse. Sometimes there is only one particular train running its route each day… Phew! So perched on the railway seating station, surrounded by my luggage, I was Mr travelling man, who for now, wasn’t actually travelling nowhere. Train ...
... After some charm, they actually let us in and they spent a half hour getting me set up . On the tuk-tuk back, I asked Felix how that all happened (cause except for the head bobbling noted below, I was in the dark). He said one guy was the manager who had dropped in to his office while on a walk and he was willing to do this as a favour to Felix – whom he’d never met before. When ...