Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
highlights were: Hairraing taxi ride to south Mumbai. Walking from the train staion past the university and into the Gateway of India Girls shopping Street side hawkers Pinching urchin girls a t the train station How long it takes to cash money at Thomas cook Leopold Cafe for lunch. Dinner at another cafe with juke box. Hair raising taxi ride home to hotel
Our first full day in India. More to come! Arrived late in the day, met by Jimmy and off to Mirador Hotel. Lost Liz's bed but all good.
... our plan was to follow a walking tour that was recommended by the Lonely Planet book, but after walking for a while we saw a big crowd, so we walked towards it and found out that there was a festival going on. Its name was Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. It was free and full of people. Since we were starving by that time we got some food in one of the many food stalls. After getting advise from 2 local girls. We got Pani Puri which is a kind of potato balls served with some ...
... no doors, people do hang out of the doors when it gets busy, luckily we managed to find a quiet-ish coach and didn't need to hang out with our backpacks. The train passed through the slums of the city and the business areas as well so it was interesting to see the contrasts. We made our way to the main train station to book our overnight train to Goa for the next evening, train station was really busy and not very well signposted (in English that is). We were pushed in to ...
... rain and won't dry due to the humidity and constant rains, even Louise's bag had white furry mould on it, yuk!! We went to the beach which was heaving with loads of indian families and slimy men offering full body massages! The beach was packed and a little intimidating (being the only whites we get A LOT of stares!!) so we left, got a nice dinner, brought ourselves a beer from the shop and drank it in our smelly room whilst playing cards. Tuesday 16th July We got a taxi to ...
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