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... and seeing. The architecture of this city is incredible, wide streets with trees and Victorian houses to amazing public buildings, libraries, courts, schools and government offices. Some are immaculate, beautifully preserved and well used, others are crumbling ruins yet home to countless families perched in these once grand but now decaying relics of a bygone age. Mis this with new buildings and you have a vibrant city with something to see everywhere you look. After ...
... out when the head wobble means 'yes' and when it means 'I don't know' *, how to cross the road without dying, and now what it's like in India's biggest slum.
Over the next two days, we will be flying to Beijing and starting our Chinese adventure. Namaste, India!
* Because it really can mean anything. We had several situations along the lines of:
"Is this train for Jaipur?"
"Um, is that yes or no?"
... money & all the modern gear. It is very hot & humid & I doubt we will ever get use to it.
We walked past a cricket field & there must have been 6-10 teams playing.
They seem to take it serious here.
Rell is going to the salon tomorrow to get the works should cost around $50 a cheap price to keep her happy.
We also checked our ongoing flight & got the hotel to book our transfer to ...
... chaotic but not much.
The guide pointed out a few things on our way to the hotel.
We had to drive through the city precinct and then south to get to our hotel. The guide pointed out the home of the richest man in Mumbai. It is 27 stories high, 7 stories for the car parks. There are 4 people who live in the building and 300 people that work in it. And all around it people live in ****. I am sure that ...
... a living room, dining room, office,kitchen, 3 bathrooms and 5 TV sets. The suite is stunning in design.
After some relaxation in the lounge, we got a taxi to south Mumbai and toured the city for a couple of hours. The gateway of India, the Taj hotel and the Victoria terminus were nice, but the city IS hectic.
It took us almost an hour to get back to the hotel by a horrible ride. A quick shower and off to a cocktail party and a late dinner.
Thus ends our first day in India. ...
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