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... and I totally agree with that, amongst all the rats and rubbish there are some stunning old buildings , most of which date back to the british era. The day we wanted to go see everything was the day it rained , now when i say rain what I really mean is it was like having a shower head right above you on full. So my £8 primarni waterproof jacket made its first appearance, needless to say this did not really keep me dry, i suppose it wasn't made for ...
... of massive proportion. Other sites included the Gateway of India (a monument to a Royal visit by one of the then British Monarchs), the (Mumbai) Taj Mahal, Prince of Wales Museum, Chowpatty Beach, etc. Chowpatty is a rather big open esplanade typical of any major westernised city. It is so mis-placed in what we have viewed so far in India !! Yet ...
Not sure if its the language or that she is a women.
You can see some of the looking down on women bit.
Anyway Rell spent most of the day catching up on her paper work & resting. I went out for a walk around the blocks.
You can see the poverty, dirt & buildings in disrepair.
People sleeping & begging in the streets & everyone stares at you.
Rell came out for a walk ...
... cheeky ******* you're not getting a tip. We found the hotel and to no surprise the guy put his hand out for a tip and the taxi driver also told us to tip the guy, we had an argument and told the taxi driver that he should tip the guy for doing his job for him. So sweaty and so hungry we went to the pub for a beer ha, we hadn't eaten in 24hours! We then went to a restaurant with dirt cheap food. 2 papads, rice, ...
... in reality, people from all over India travel to Dharavi as their first choice for work.
You see, Dharavi has a commercial area and a residential area. Migrant workers from all over India travel to this slum for work because it is easy to find, the government pays a decent wage of 100 rupees (approximately $2 USD) for a days work (same wage for men and women) as well as free housing in the residential area. People will work for a few months in Dharavi, ...