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TravelPod Member ReviewsAstoria Hotel Mumbai (Bombay)
What started out as a quick fill in night turned into 5 days stay at this hotel. nothing flash, but comfortable & great service. Breakfasts nothing to rave about but it is food to get you started for the day. we enjoyed our stay at this Hotel & great location to wander around the old parts of Mumbai.
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Well this is s bit of a culture shock we expected it to be different but you have to see to believe.
We changed hotels last night because all the rooms were full at our original one.
They looked after us well. But this morning we decided the one we ended up in was better & only for a little extra so we are staying.
Had a decent …
... felt like others we each had visited in third-world countries although this one seemed to be older and needing more repair. Arriving at the baggage area our carry-on was put through yet another x-ray - not at all sure why - and then we were so relieved to see our one checked bag on carousel.
We were disappointed upon exiting the airport to not see anyone from the trekking company but one of several men that approached us asking who were were waiting for suddenly ran away ...
... Our guides were good and good local food and sleeping under stars made for a perfect night.
From Jaisalmer I went to Jaipur by overnight bus. I stayed my last two nights in Rajastan in Jaipur with a friend, Liz Bomes, an American girl that I met trekking in the Sapa valley in Vietnam now working for an NGO in Jaiphur. From Jaipur I went to Varanasi by rail.
The food around Rajastan and Mumbai is fantastic and Dahl fried (a thick lentil soup/paste) eaten with ...
... 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. ...
... in the lonely planet. Along the way we saw the most amazing cricket matches I have ever seen. The field seemed to to go on forever. At either end there seemed to be local competitions going on, but in the middle area it seemed a little bit come as you are. The pitches were lined up about 4 or 5 metres apart and it seemed that regardless of who you played for if you caught the ball then it was a ...