Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
... were given an imposing reception in Bombay. People spontaneously addressed Gandhi as “Mahatma” the great soul.
- 1919: Gandhi investigated into the atrocities committed by General Dyer on a peaceful gathering at Amritsar, killing 375 and injuring 1,000 and more unarmed, unwarned people.
- 1921: Gandhi inaugurated the campaign for the boycott of foreign cloth by kindling an immense in Bombay for the economic emancipation of India. ...
... dismissed the gentleman and went on our way only to be offered a "****** map" and marajuana. Needless to say we also declined this offer! The next day we ventured back to the gateway, not for drugs or aids, but in order to catch a boat to Elephanta Island where there is a derelict Shiva temple (some pictures below). This is an amazing temple that was carved out of the rock in the 5th century Bc. It remained in use until the 16th ...
... more presents! We walked to the Victoria terminus train station which is a world heritage site to take some pics, had lunch in a posh bakery then chilled at the hotel and had dinner! Then we headed to the airport and hit the skies on our way home! Tuesday 23rd July After a 10 hour flight we landed in England at 7am! It is very surreal being back in England but we are settling back in. Thanks for reading everyone, I hope u enjoyed reading it as much as we enjoyed living it! Big love to u all ...
... themselves along it- trying to entice people as they brushed their hair. I was told that some of the women sell themselves for as little as 100 RS (1.25 sterling). They have to rent a 'cot' in a room with four other women, each of which is partitioned by a flimsy curtain for 4000 RS a month, and don't have the capacity to look after their children. The kids are therefore looked after by two different organisations, the little ones innocent to the world of abuse and ...
Today was a much anticipated day – the Mumbai Marathon. The race was scheduled to start at 5:40 am and I couldn't go back to sleep after awaking at 2:45. I ate a few pretzels and left our room at PA Residency around 4:50. I was worried about getting into the fastest starting corral, what with the "forged" letter A that Suzan had made and stuck onto my number (over the C, which indicated the corral for marathoners slower than 6 hours). In the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility