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I try hard to think of this city as Bombay. It's a place name I remember from my youth, not that I have ever been here before. It's the romance of places and their names that excites me: Saigon resonates with me more than Ho Chi Minh City. Peking feels more Chinese in my head than Bejing, and Siam sounds more exotic than Thailand. So it is with Bombay. But try as I might I can't look at this huge contradictory metropolis and think of it as anything else other than Mumbai.
Ok we're up and running with the first day of our 143 day blog. What a great start when we discovered there were only 86 people on our 300 + capacity brand new Virgin plane. Best Virgin flight to date!
Judy (M's mother) survived the explosive swab after failing to smuggle a bottle of water on the plane and Lottie (niece) slept her way to India - not bad for a day flight. We arrived at 0300 to 32 degrees ...
... station to temple is about 70 INR.
- If you plan to go to Nageshwar Jyotirling, then your can rent a personal "chagda" which can accommodate 3 people easily costs 200 INR return trip.
- Dwarka Temple opens at 17:00 hrs.
- Roadside food starts 30 INR onwards for one dish.
- Transport back to station in sharing "chagda" will cost 10 INR per person.
- Train to Somnath from here starts at 20:35 hrs and its name ...
... of Swati Snacks, Mumbai's legendary fast food. The food was all vegetarian and unbelievably tasty! After eating we walked down a street which was a fresh produce market that had fabulous looking and colourful vegetables. Then we boarded a train, rode two stops and got off to see Dhobi Ghat, the city's largest open air laundry. This one was far larger than the one we saw in Cochin and the worker families ...
... through Colaba which is the district we're in, we headed straight to the coastline and the Gateway to India which is stunning and looks just like the Arc de Triomphe. We ate in a nice cafe, bypassing the starbucks and pizza express. But we jealously looked at the Taj Mahal Palace overlooking the Gateway and the ships in the bay as it looks incredible.... wished there were some parents around to donate a beverage. We get the impression this is a ...