The Gateway Hotel Ummed Ahmedabad
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It was a stark reality that we had reached Ahmedabad when we saw a bomb squad in the middle of a crowded market place -investigating a blue bag in the street. It didn't seem to phase too many people though -the market place was a crowed and busy as ever. Because of the recent bombings the security is pretty intense and there's a huge military …
... was similar to a Sloppy Joe that you eat by dipping your buttered roll in it. I also tried some of Anuj's locally made ice cream: vanilla with almond and pistachio. Then, to top it all off, we had jalebi, the dessert we had at the wedding last semester!! Those were so good!! I also tried a fried dough of sorts; it was similar to a cinnamon twist without the cinnamon. Needless to say, I felt very touristy. We then ...
... like a big deal, except that when I woke up, I had no idea where I was. It was like a typical foreign waiting room that you see in all the movies: loud, crowded, smelly, and overwhelming.) The only good thing that came out of being woken up was the fact that we were being called for our interview right at that moment. When we all got up to head to the commissioner's office, I could not believe the amount of people that fit into the relatively small sized waiting room. In the hallway, ...
... to the hostel.
When Mallory and I asked how much the rickshaw would be to get to Samved Hospital, the driver told us 50 rupees. I told him that was crazy considering we paid 30 rupees on the way here with four people in the rickshaw. This time, it was only two of us and he wanted to charge us that much!? So I agreed but I told him that was too much. When we got in, I noticed that he had speakers in the back of his rickshaw, and I asked him if he had music he could play. I ...
... poor, we were told that they were Muslim - you could tell by the mascara.
Our next stop was the movie theater - great experience! They have assigned seats here - good idea! The movie that we saw was titled Barfy. I won't go into any details here but will say that despite the movie being in Hindu, we were able to follow the story. It was a great drama and we will most likely watch it again.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center