Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
... the most fun thing!" because that's not what the tour is meant to teach us, aka Westerners specifically. After reading Shantaram, and Behind the Beautiful Forevers, one begins to learn that to many, a slum looks as if it is a sad and miserable way of life to have to pursue.
Upon visiting, and from readings, you learn that in fact, the slums for many are a way to make it out of their current position and house strong, thriving communities of hard working people ...
... a shoe shiner!), and visiting a couple of galleries. A lovely family - friends of friends invited me to their home for the evening, which I spent playing games with their children and stroking their dog Princess Chloe.
It's been an interesting few days, and I'm just on the brink of the adventure, but am slowly starting to settle in and get a real feel for this Maximum city!!
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... enjoyable and provided us with another way to experience and appreciate the city. As we are walking back through the crowd Julie gets pestered by a group who say their daughter wants to be photographed with her and talk to her, then its the mother, the auntie, the uncle, her brother altogether now. But hold on guys, i'am taking the photograph and you will never see it, doesn't matter take the photo.
Back to the **************tail Hour which ...
... clear of it but it was amusing to watch my uncle and cousin devour it while failing to spill some on their chin! We ordered Kulfi and Falooda, freshly made and delicious! Then we moved to a pan stall. Pan is made from a betel plant leaf filled with sweet sugaryness. There are many varieties and they all taste fab! We went for the calcutta variety and the panwalla insisted on feeding it to us with his own hands. By feeding I mean shoving it down my throat ! It was still great ...
After reasonable sleep, got up at 8.30h. Pretty jet lagged. Had fantastic breakfast with Bydiu and Nirah my host parents. Bydiu had already speed-walked and did Yoga in the morning, which he does every day before work.
Short ride to a bank were the felicitations started. We all had to sing the National Anthems and since I am the only Dutch I sang our Wilhelmus on my own. ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking