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Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
... voluntarily giving up the comforts of their warm cozy beds on Sunday mornings incl one youngster who claimed to have evaded a leopard to reach the start point. Seeing the traffic even at that ungodly hour, I realized why they say this city doesn’t sleep. After brief courtesy intro with rest of the runners incl Raj Vadagama, the director of Extreme Sports and a four time comrades veteran Avinash (I think), we had some karate style collective ...
... main streets, in the Starbucks coffee joints, on the bridges and beneath the overpasses. The devastating poverty that millions of people live in here is starkly different to the wealth and opulence of Bollywood and the Taj Hotel. We were shocked by the homeless lying on the streets, the families huddled together in the gutters, but also the money so readily thrown about by the super rich in the south. It was eye opening and heart rending; we wish we could have stayed ...
... One IndiGo flight later I was in Mumbai. Before getting on the plane I spoke to a Canadian who'd recommended I head for the Colaba area down near the Gateway of India. With nothing else to go on I went with his recommendation and by early afternoon I was in a 450 Rupee a night hotel room smaller than a prison cell, lying on the bed staring up at the fan wondering what the hell I was going to do with the next nine days. I even contacted Sri Lankan Airlines with a view to bringing ...
... Time was ticking away, and I had to get a few things done, so I hurried Zach up and bit and headed to reception. I asked for the bills, checked out and arranged for a car to take us to the airport (figuratively a hop, skip and jump away). We went back to the rooms and got the boys ready. Soon, the bellboy was up for the bags and we headed downstairs. The car arrived shortly (the driver had to go to the basement to get the larger car) and we were on our way. Our Bombay transit ...
... family got a heart attack and that the police was tipped about our coming and wanted to have bribed. Reason enough to cancel the whole thing and 1,5 hour later we were at our guesthouse again, damn!
So no movie career for us and for the rest shopping was my main activity in Mumbai. Since I could take 40 kg back to Zambia and India is a cheap country to buy stuff I bought a full new suitcase full of predominantly ...
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