Hotel Highway Residency
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- Continental Breakfast
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Smoking rooms available
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... the home of Bollywood. Mumbai is made up of 7 islands which were once humble fishing villages that the now modern city has grown on and around. Behind the glammer of Bollywood and the glitz of a modern city, Mumbai is actually home to Asia's largest slum. The inhabitants of which are not included in the official population census. There are millions in an area the size of 4.2 kmē / 2.5 milesē. As is often the case, the reality doesn't match the force-fed image ...
... deal we were offered a private driver to drive us around the site and give late access. As we had traveled all that way we obliged. We saw monkeys and had a good chat with some Hindus at a temple. Strangely then indian people found us fascinating.. We were the content of their pictures.. Forget the caves. Long taxi ride back and pizza express for dinner.. Bed time and ready for our adventure tomorrow to ...
... children wore the biggest grins and didn't seem bothered by the chaos and poverty surrounding them. No-one we met complained about the state of the place and were just happy with what they had. Being English, we are both used to the culture of complaining, be it about the weather, the government, the price of petrol or how things aren't what they used to be. Whereas in Mumbai, where they really do have plenty to complain about, no one seems to ...
... is near the animal hospital. As I've now discovered, road names/post codes are useless here, you have to navigate by landmarks, not sure how that system would go down in Dorset ("take me to the house by the big tree on the hill"?)
Turned up in the apartment I'm staying in to be greeted by 2 servants (one was sat cross-legged eating on the kitchen floor) who look after the flat and basically do all the cooking, cleaning, ironing etc. for ...
... buildings, the Eros cinema and super flash Taj Hotel, I was ready to change my view of this city. There were no slums crammed next to the hotels here and the locals wore, drove and ate their wealth for all to see. At the Gateway of India, rich domestic and foreign tourists vied for the best photo spots with their huge cameras, while raggedy beggars made the rounds and touts forced their wares on all. The Taj Hotel especially, with dozens of armed guards ...