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.
... in the chaos,but it all seems to work,traffic lights here and there, but no road markings,and our large buses managed to join and survive the melee..Old grey colonial building mostly, with the wet climate ,they are not flash.. The first stop was the Dhobi Laundry's,and amazing place of many tubs and lines,where they wash the city's clothes and have done for years, all sparkling clean,hung to dry in colours,and I was concerned as rain was approaching,and that ...
... train because I'm carried by the wave of people. Fights regularly ensue, and yesterday I was caught in the middle of a cat fight 'ehhh you bloody *****!' was being screamed through the carriage because someone hadn't moved along an extra two inches. Provides fantastic entertainment! Train stations are a great place to people watch, and I was once stood on a platform- and observed a very elderly couple walking along it, ostensibly blind- the husband with a stick, and wearing ...
... of the talking with the cops, there is a chance that he was in on it, however I think it's far more likely that Misar had orchestrated the whole thing. Either way an expensive lesson about the company you keep. My last day and a half in the city I was feeling less confident and more exposed. I did the usual stuff, wondered around and killed time between waiting for my flight to meet up with Ella and Phil and ate at the sandwich shack. On my last day I walked down to ...
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