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... on the local train for a 30 min ride then meet several more guides so the group can be broken down into groups of 6. Our guide is a very articulate young man that speakes excellent English. Turns out he grew up in the slum and 3 years ago spotted an ad for a guide. His parents had sent him to an English speaking school and he got the job. Now 3 years later, he is married, has a 5 month old baby and has ...
... towards it. After alighting at Gateway of India, I walked through the famous churchgate area with historic buildings and had the famous vadapav in a street side shop there.It was amazing. Then, I attended my friend's reception and marriage next day. After checking out the hotel, I decided to visit Marine drive once more before leaving Mumbai. Experienced Marine Drive for 2 hours before leaving for the airport. Some special experience for an unplanned 2 day ...
... of a hill and join the throngs of families and other people walking in the shade of beautiful trees and looking at the flower beds. It was just like a town park back home except this is India and it is hot, colourful, crowded and noisy. We were sticking to the shade as much as possible and although that protected us from the intense heat of the sun, it did nothing about the humidity and we were wilting. But we found a path through some trees and saw a sight that brought joy to ...
... s all there in one great mix. The standout symbols of the Raj are staggering. We speak of the revamped St Pancras in London but here we find the working and untouched originals - a majestic central post office and the Victoria railway terminus of grand and large proportions; a Dickensian High Court open to visitors and worth a visit with its bewigged barristers pleading cases in English; the hidden 150 year old Sassoon ...
... and very eye opening country to visit. There was always something that surprised, confused and/or amused! Our favourite city was Colva beach, our favourite attraction was the Taj Mahal, favourite dish was prawn curry rice but honourable mention to all paneer curry dishes. Our biggest regret was not booking our train tickets in advance and having to deal with a tourist office. The things we would bring back to Australia would ...