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Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
... us so much about it. Surprisingly my fan, bought so long ago in Indonesia was getting an awful lot of attention. Several people in the park had asked for it, and the number of small children who wanted the fan was quite astonishing. The minion stayed put safely inside my bag, I wasn't taking any chances with him. We got back in to the taxi and carried on with our tour. At the start of the day we knew there were a lot of colonial buildings but there is a difference ...
... live in slums, it's not necessarily seen as shameful or low-status. There is 24-hour electricity, wifi is usually available, and the people pay rent; indeed, a house in the slums can easily cost 10,000 pounds. As he put it, "The really poor people live on the streets, not in the slums. Poor people can't afford to live in the slums."
It was certainly an interesting end to our stay in India. I've learnt a lot: how to make chapatis and aloo gobi, how ...
... builds, well they use to be.
The Indians seem to let all these buildings run down & there doesn't seem to be any major construction or reconstruction in this area anyway since the British left in 1947.
Anyway a good walk & plenty to see & take photos of.
We had lunch in a cafe with A/C & watched India go by (this is the best way to do it.
So much poverty & still there are ...
... weather so I did not find it uncomfortable. After about 10 minutes the car arrived. We loaded our bags into the back and climbed in. That Air Conditioning in the car hit me straight away and whilst it was nice I would have preferred to have not had it.
We were soon driving in the Indian traffic. I have traveled in Chinese traffic before and this traffic seemed not unlike the Chinese traffic. It may be a ...
... Ali's mosque instead and returned to the hotel for some rest and lounging.
Later in the evening we had several nibbles and drinks, went to walk the Bandra promanade and returned to dinner, cocktails and more drinks at the hotel.
All in all, a ilazy and fun day in Mumbai.
Tomorrow, we're off to Bollywood. ...