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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 …
Friday at noon, we departed Hyderabad to arrive in Mumbai for a weekend long ISA excursion. The energy in the taxi on the way to the airport was high and exciting - we were all looking forward to a fun packed weekend with our director, Diia.
The flight was only one hour long which made actual flying time seem very short. Flying over …
And they're off... After a great going away party (thanks to everyone who could make it!), we were all set to go. Packed up the rucksacks, bid farewell to all and headed to Cork for our flight to London, to catch our flight to Mumbai. We were due to arrive there by midnight on the 1st Oct, and spend 2 nights there before catching the night train to …
... guinea pigs previously, including westerners. I guess that is promising, if they are still alive! First stop was a beach stop with some local street food vendors. Nice location although with all of Mumbai's wastage, rubbish and bodily fluids flowing into the water just nearby, I wasn't even going to go close to the water, let alone dip my toe in. The food vendors in this area were veggie only so something unique for me. The food was really good. ...
... that we have had in India!
A hot, sweaty taxi ride from Central to Hotel New Bengal, in fashionable Coloba district, in southern tip of Mumbai. Not a fashionable hotel, but reasonable. Freshened up, then out for dinner - at Zaffran, next door. Excellent Vegetable Manchurian for me; pizza for Lynds. Decor: ...
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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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