Somewhere to sit and be entertained

Trip Start Sep 19, 2012
Trip End Jul 22, 2014

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Flag of India  , Mahārāshtra,
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Have finally found a place to sit and and relax. Bollywood Movies!!! My first Bollywood movie which was the thoroughly entertaining and funny "Barfi" . Apparently this is India's nomination for the Oscars. Massive theatre and it was like going to 'flicks' as a youth. Started with an old B&W short about Gandhi and then everyone stood while they played the National Anthem . They even had an intermission.

Travel Tip: DO NOT wear flip flops to a fish market! You slip in slimy fish bits, your feet get submerged in smelly fish water and the flop flicks scum up the back of your legs

Took a walk to Sassoon Docks where the fishing boats arrive. The variety of fish was incredible - from 2 meter sharks, eels, prawns, squid and others I did not recognise. Lorry loads of big blocks of ice are brought in and then these are put through crushers and carted in crates to where the fish are packed. Fortunately found ice cold clean water draining from the ice truck to wash my feet.

Took a stroll to the Dhobi Ghats where about 45% of Mumbai's washing is done. Each 'flogging stone' is handed down from generation to generation and this is the Dhobis most valuable item. It is quite incredibly how washing comes from all over the city and doesn't get mixed up.

Ended back in Colaba and my smelly flop broke. Bought new ones from street stall and left my broken fishy ones with him. He couldn't believe that I didn't want them and even offered to put them in a packet for me.
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