Meluha The Fern - An Ecotel Hotel, Mumbai
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Indien ist immer wieder einen Besuch wert. Alles so bunt, das Essen so gut. Unvergessen die Bahnfahrt Richtung Süden ans Meer. Die Stadt Mumbai an sich bietet das übliche Verkehrschaos gepaart mit interessanten historischen Bauwerken und der Möglichkeit Bootstouren zu Elefanteninsel zu unternehmen.
... stone which symbolized strength and presence. People were pouring water, milk, and flowers over it as an offering to the god.
We ate at the Taj hotel where the 2008 terrorist attacks happened. It is the nicest hotel in all of Mumbai and overlooks the Gateway to India and ferry docks. It was a eerie feeling walking through the hotel thinking a few years ago it was riddled with gun fire and covered in spilled blood of innocent people. ...
So, booking a ticket for the train involves:
* Standing in five different lines, about 15 min of line-standing each, to be told that, "no, wrong line. Go to ...."
* Being harassed by people trying to sell you trips to Goa
* Trying to figure out where anything is
* Walking through metal detectors that no one is monitoring, and seeing the rest of humanity walking around them
* Finally getting the sympathy of some guards ...
... or it means nothing at all! The worst thing is I don't think Indians themselves even know what it means. It's frustrating when you're offered something more convenient for the person trying to sell it. I've asked for water and had the reply "2 Pepsis?", or asked for a somosa and had the response "ice cream?" I'm pretty sure it's not just a language barrier but more down to Indians inability to say no. It's acceptable to give sweets for change instead of coins in a shop, and ...
... went for the final fitting on Friday (19th) and it was perfect, the quality is amazing too. Mac told us that each of his tailors specialises in an area of expertise and it really it an art form. He trains people up for years through an apprenticeship programme. So after mum left Goa, we started thinking more about our next move and it quickly became apparent that it wasn't going to be a easy as we'd expected... Sorting the first leg of the journey was fine; ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMeluha The Fern - An Ecotel Hotel, Mumbai Mumbai (Bombay)
Nice and safe place, good service, decent food. Restaurants and shopping opportunities near by.
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