Travel Blogs from Matheran
... there and they all seemed to have clients wanted to be snapped with us! Madness! This grew tiring quite quickly so we made an exit swiftly and began to look for our next destination. The only nearby circled place on the map was called Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya and we had no idea what it was. This made finding it very hard. Some more hot walking ensued and the map was so vague we weren't even sure which street we were meant to be ...
... was building up and the sound of honking was all around. There didn’t appear to be many road rules and every manoeuvre was a near miss. I watched out of the window and saw a sea of monsoon worn, crumbling buildings; black and overgrown with plants and trees. By the roadside are an endless row of shacks and shanty houses where many people lived and worked. The odd out of place modern skyscraper would appear every so often. As we made our way further into the centre ...
... The children have many medical problems from living in such toxic conditions, we met one child with a tumour. This is quite a common problem.
The highlight of our stay here was the official opening of the new Vijay Ashram Children’s Home. Some of the orphans who will be the first to move in are already living with our local partner Pastor Raju Ram and they were so excited about the school opening. We ...
... it was a review and they understood it already, but, when I tested the guys, they could not even tell me their steps of thought: Funny. Maybe a language issue?
Then I went for breakfast to another neighbor: Dinesh Dixit and his family. Their two children played Indian music and the son and his friend sang "Hero" from Enrique Iglesias. The Indian English accent makes this song a joy to listen to J.
In the afternoon ...
... of a more prosperous future.
Unfortunately due to a late start that was all we had time for that day so a quick stop off at the vegetarian restaurant in the evening followed by an early night. 6.00am start in the morning for Bollywood!!
Day 5: Monday January 23nd
Despite my "Bombay" belly resurfacing during the night i decided to tough it out and get up and stupid o'clock in the morning. By 7.00 Iain, Ben, Adrian & myself ...
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