Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
... and work here, most never leaving....ever! We were very quiet as we walked through, as there were kids everywhere, playing and having a good time(?).
So this concludes our stay in Bombay. We could not have entered India in a more interesting and exciting way. Bombay has everything one needs to get into the spirit of the country, the size, (18 million people!), interesting sites, the history through British rule and the struggle of ...
... of Rajasthan and temples throughout, to the natural beauty of the high ridges of northern Shimla and the windswept deserted beaches of the southern Andermans...choosing just one place from such riches is a tough, if not impossible, call. An amazing trip which we wouldn't have missed but in truth it has also felt like a bit of an ordeal at times! Ian is giving India nine out of ten which is pretty good news considering he had grave doubts concerning my sanity when the idea was ...
... sure he would fit. She said it holds up to 14 kgs (he's well within the limits) so that should be okay but we may have to fold his legs. It worked out perfect! Zane, legs folded, napped in the bassinet for two hours! In the meanwhile, I could eat my lunch, help Zach with his, and just relax a bit. (During turbulence when the seat belt sign went on, I had to unstrap him and hold him though, annoying, but it didn't happen too many times, and he didn't wake up on account of it).
... Tailor is check the items and ensure they meet the requirements for postage such as no liquids or sharp objects, complete the seemingly endless forms, pack the items and then cover them in cloth and sew it in place which is aimed at deterring would be 'sticky fingers'. Since our parcel was headed for England we were a likely target and decided we would use this service.
After getting a quote from the Post Office on ...
... which on arriving seemed a million miles away from what we had seen when we landed. Right next to the Gateway to India, the walkway was filled with holiday-makers, street sellers and Indian day trippers, all strolling along the quay-side looking out to the moored boats. And across the water we could see the silhouette of the high-rises in the business district proudly stood to attention with all it's wealth on display. What a confusing ...
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