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... The two couples sharing the seats with us were from the UK and France. The French people barely said anything to us, due to a combination of exhaustion and language. We did have several conversations with the English couple. They turned out to be aspiring actors (read waitress/bar tender) and were quite engaging. I listened to a lengthy monologue on what green wood working was and how best to do it without resorting to the barbarism of power tools. It was a long and ...
... TIME, well one minute late. The train journey was boring so let's skip that.
Mumbai/Bombay is not what we expected. Yes, we did stay in the old British quarter and this meant we saw the best of the best in Mumbai. The city is the financial capital and it seems to be a bit of a jewel in the crown for India. That's true for certain parts of the city only. This city also homes one of the largest slums in Asia with population densities of 500000/km^2. Imagine Dublin city ...
Today Peter took us on a Tour of Mumbai. First stop was Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghats; the largest outdoor laundries in the world. Lots of concrete wash pens and flogging stones, huge vats of boiling starch and the city's laundry hanging out to dry. Next we stopped at some sports stores were the others stocked up on cricket gear and runners before we headed ...
... look out his window and look over all the poverty below him.
We had a nice drive down the Marina and then into Colaba to our hotel.
We booked in and sat with the guide while we double checked the rail tickets and the information printed on them to make sure that they were correct.
After the formalities were completed we went to our room and had a snooze before deciding where we would go next.
... buy any item or any service on the street. There are people to cut your hair, clean out your ears, bring your lunch to you etc. They all have some identifying characteristic. The man who cleans out ears wears a little red hat.
On the way back to the ship we went by the gate of India for a photo stop and the Taj Palace Hotel, the site of the terrorist attack in 2008. It has been completely restored inside.