The Beatle - Mumbai
Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
... even for the seasoned shoppers among us. The boys took off to the sanctity of Leopold’s bar, and we hit a few more shops, then the market, where E and G went mad on bright harem trousers – our guide bargained the stall holder down to 150 rupees/pair (R30). Then Connor and Jack also got a few pairs – true Cedar House kids they are in those trousers! We spent some time in another shop our guide recommended, trying on and buying lovely light cotton ...
... includes impressive Hindu and Buddhist sculpture, terracotta figurines from the Indus Valley, porcelain and some particularly vicious weaponry. Stopped by fabindia to get something for Cynthia but nothing fit. Walk to jehangir art gallery. Saw it from outside, specially the paintings sold on the street in front of it. Hosts interesting shows by local artists. Most works are for sale. Rows of hopeful artists often display their work on the pavement outside. Walked ...
... has metamorphosed into. Where there were once modest bungalows along the sea face, now rise tall buildings. Where we had to venture into Mumbai town to visit famous department stores such as Amarsons, now they stand proudly on Bandra's famous shopping street Linking Road. Mumbai city centre is no longer far away either. With the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in 2009 (after 10 years of watching it being built every time I was on holiday here and being told ...
... that often. The pictures that accompany the story are of po-faced Indians (all day people smile and wave and they ask to have their photos taken and they put on this bonkers death stare) unflinching next to an utterly enraged wild animal in a make shift cage that looks like an up ended shopping trolley. The story’s always have a comment from someone with an amazing job tile like "Support of the Supreme Raj Authority and Guardianship for Game, ...
... a part of India. And, all in all, you have to love every aspect of it.
I must thank the U.S. reality show, The Amazing Race, for having one episode last year in the city of Varanasi. It was because of this that Frank and I went to India. I was fixated on that one city and decided we had to go. This holy place was enthralling, enriching, and enlightening and was, I think, my most favourite. However, every spot we visited was filled with ...
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