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... approached by some Hare Krishna type people. They looked like they wanted money as they were carrying bits of wool and sweets and flowers. We immediately told them we didn't have any money. This was actually true as we needed to find at ATM, however this didn't seem to stop them. One wrapped a long piece of wool around my right wrist. It was a natural and handmade piece of soft cottony wool which had been dipped dyed in alternating ...
Today was a much anticipated day – the Mumbai Marathon. The race was scheduled to start at 5:40 am and I couldn't go back to sleep after awaking at 2:45. I ate a few pretzels and left our room at PA Residency around 4:50. I was worried about getting into the fastest starting corral, what with the "forged" letter A that Suzan had made and stuck onto my number (over the C, which indicated the corral for marathoners slower than 6 hours). In the ...
... official name has changed from Bombay to Mumbai. Yet there are still people who are hanging onto their traditional ways of cooking, and I hope it never gets lost, so I can bring my kids here one day to show them this little food secret. As we’re leaving Valibhai tells us to shine my iPhone light into a little boxed fixed to the cage of multicoloured love birds in front of him, and we can see the tiniest of baby birds, still fluffy and grey ...
After exploring India for eleven days we are happy to share our observations and experiences.
Some of our favorite moments, in no particular order:
- The Taj Mahal – the most beautiful building we've ever seen. In particular, we loved the mausoleum’s inlaid calligraphy, precious and semiprecious stones, and intricate flower designs that represent paradise for Shah ...
We spent our first day exploring the surrounds of Colaba, trying to avoid having our picture taken at the Gateway of India (yup we are somewhat tired of the celebrity treatment), and wandering through the Taj Palace Hotel (beautiful!) in very very scummy clothes.
On our second day we went to the local station with the intention of booking tickets to Indore - but as is so common with our ...
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