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Mumbai or Bombay to some. Our very last stop in India.
We only used it as overnight stop for our flight so didn't explore too much.
May I be completely exhausted with my efforts.
Tibetan Prayer (Thanks Laura)
Of course this blog is really about me, not about India, but you know I made that clear from the start. I was on a grand journey and in exhausting that journey, I have earned some peace, but what ...
... I would have been happy to sit and stare at the rainbow of colors of the 800 guests filtering into the banquet hall through a canopy of fresh flowers, but the buzz in the room with passed appetizers, open bar, endless banquet tables of food and decorations of fresh flowers around the room had to be soaked in as well.
After an hour of cocktails and snacking, the lights dimmed, the music turned up, and a flash mob dance started with people positioned ...
... again, I guess it reminded me of home and my emotions (or exhaustion) got the better of me. That said I felt much better sitting by the sea with a cup of chai and our salad sandwiches enjoying the sun set on Mumbai. The serenity was short lived when we were approached by a she man who clapped twice then asked for money, when we said no she/he cheekily poked Paul "downstairs" and kept walking! Hilarious!! Maybe not so much for Paul lol.
After the creepy ...
... of sheets of iron and scraps of timber are there homes that they have to pay rent for living in. These men have to work 18 hours a day to have enough money to pay there expenses as well as sending money back to their families. By hand the men wash, wring and hang the clothing. It is cheaper for hotels and companies to out source cleaning to these laundry centres rather than pay for electricity of a machine and washing powder - only in countries like India that this could be ...