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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 …
... limb dragging themselves along on carts, a man falling off a train. I've been in a taxi which has crashed into a man pushing a cart carrying gas cylinders and had to force the driver to stop. I've heard the blare of horns solidly for 3 months, accepted that a 3 kilometre journey will take me 45 minutes and dealt with the heat, the crowds and now the rains. But then I've seen the spontaneous games of cricket down every alleyway, the mad, crashing festivals flowing through the ...
... previously (Elephanta, Aurangabad, Ellora), but to be honest we were starting to get a little sick of caves – they just seem to like to carve the same few gods over and over. The Ajanta Caves were Buddhist caves. At some time these caves had been completely covered with paintings, however many of these paintings have faded or fallen from the walls and as a result were very patchy. Finishing up at these caves we caught a bus back to the junction and ...
... family) at a hotel. There were about 10 girls in the room available to paint the henna on our hands. I sat down with a very young girl whom I didn't think would have been doing this long enough to be any good. I couldn't have been more wrong. She, along with every other girl in the room, got busy painting. It was amazingly effortless for these girls. The designs were so detailed, intricate, and beautiful! They did it without having to think about a design and ...
... we wanted. We just wanted to be able to walk around Mumbai and see what we wanted to see and experience what we wanted to experience. My feeling was that if I needed a car we would organize a car, so I really don't like getting involved with families of people that I know in Australia.
Today's events only went further to support my feelings in this matter.
We got up and went and had breakfast in the hotel.