Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
... we had been told that we could find tickets to Amritsar. After a very long morning, we ended up without tickets and very little patience to do anything else. We decided to make the most of the rest of the day and went to see the Haji Ali temple, the Mumbai City Museum and the Zoo.
The next day we saw the Gateway to India, where we found he most amazing French-Israeli cafe, and had planned to go to Elephanta Island but a nice tourist guide convinced us ...
... we have seen too much Asian art lately.
Home of the slum dog
The next day we took a trip to the Dharavi slum. When the travel agent took our money he mentioned a group of five going to the slum with a guide. When we arrived we realized that it was a holiday and no tour guides were available. After some bickering and threatening to report to the police for fraud a "guide" appeared out of nowhere eager to take us on a ...
... then he started his new start-up in 2009: Social Wavelength. He sees the social networks as the same new trend as e-mail in the 90-ies.
In the afternoon I had another meeting with Sheckar who is from Mumbai originally and lives in Orlando, Florida to organize events for companies. Interestingly, he has been out of India for a long time and starts with an event management organization in India. Interestingly, he found it very difficult to get used to doing business ...
... up the kids and told them to leave me alone. He switched a couple in the ears, was real serious about it.
At some point, one of the men dressed in white sitting up on stage came down into the masses and introduced himself to us. He was one of the local politicians who'd organized the event. He invited us up onto the stage (all the people, tables and chairs draped in white with big fans blowing, as opposed to the dirty ...
... meaning of work. To never stop in the pursuit of something bigger than themselves. I’m continually astounded at the drive and determination of these hard faced men and women who wake up every morning to the same grind that most people in the western world would balk at. Yet they carry their burden with a steel hearted resolve and courage that surpasses our staid and sterile approach to similar tasks this side of the ...
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