Travel Blogs from Matheran
... walking the market stalls and shops in the city.
This was when we really saw the heart of Mumbai, you could say - the good, bad and the ugly side. Everywhere there was evidence of extreme poverty, beggars everywhere , especially anywhere where tourists might be. Their tent like hovels, and run down buildings were plentiful with many more sleeping on streets, including many young children and babies.
Although we were advised not to give to the ...
... was to visit the magnificent cave complex at Ellora (AD 600-1000). We caught an early bus to beat the sun and spent the day looking at the many Budhist, Hindu and Jain caves/temples, including the incredible Kailasa Temple, the world's largest monolithic structure. The detail is breathtaking in places and the time and effort that was invested over centuries to carve these caves is utterly incomprehensible. Another ...
... 8220;Volvo” bus.
Since we had no need of Amit, in Udaipur I dismissed him a day early to make the long drive back to Delhi. He assured me that the bus was all set up for me before he left.
When the time came to leave the hotel I grabbed a tuk-tuk and was taken to the travel agency where I would catch my bus. I discovered there that my ticket was not for the sleeper bus but I could upgrade for another five hundred rupees ($9). I wondered if ...
... site, attract suppliers of good products for lowest price and get going.
After that, we met a bank: the Kalyan Janata Bank. A cooperative bank. We actually met with the CEO and his board of about 12 people. Again, it is a clear sign of the Indian hospitality and Caring mentality that so many people turn up for this meeting, whereas it is not with a direct business benefit. This is totally impossible in Europe. We had ...
... I thought, cheapest personal shopper ever. He proceeded to take me to an illegal bar in someones living room, full of ageing alcoholics. I had mistaken 'water' for 'vodka' (although the label on the bottle read, rather disconcertingly 'jungle juice'). Two pepsi vodkas down I went on my way, and spent most of the rest of the day on the toilet cursing a church warden..
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