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... all be shocked by it.
Oh, and they really need to get over the fact that a woman on her own can have a drink! Twice I was asked by a concerned waiter if I was really sure I wanted a beer. Maddening!
Women are still kept separate in a lot of ways - separate queues at ticket counters, separate carriage on trains. Women will naturally all sit together on a bus or ferry etc. they are unlikely to sit next to a man ...
... with this first family other people started lining up! I think we had about 50 pictures taken there, lol! As they all live for commissions here, we thought we would joke and ask for some too, they giggled a bit but we got a picture of us together for free and got a copy of a couple of other pictures too! Haha. Now we wanted to go and see the high court (hoger gerechtsgebouw) well this was a harder task... Couldn't really find our way, but it was a nice ...
... that we had been "wait-listed" and that in fact, all reserved tickets were taken. We were told our only option would be to purchase General boarding tickets (for the princely sum of $1.70 each) allowing passage in what can only very generously be referred to as the cattle car. Not a chance in the world I would willingly have us travel overnight in those conditions (you have to see it to believe it).
However, it ...
... and we arrived at the hotel very tired. We couldn't check in until noon and went to the corner diner for breakfast before getting back to the hotel for a long nap.
February 24 – 27
Bombay’s name was changed to Mumbai in 1996 but everyone seems to call it Bombay still. It struck us a cosmopolitan city caught in a time warp with its colonial buildings featuring the 1903 Taj ...
... more tomorrow.
We headed back to Colaba, south Mumbai to book our bus on to the next place after Mumbai. we're still trying tl work out whether people are ripping us off or not. After shopping around in a few different tourist offices we decided to leave it for the day.
We met 2 girls from London looking very lost. We decided to befriend them, they had only arrived in Mumbai a few hrs ago after traveling from ...