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... is even the slightest of slopes, they can only do 20. So here’s a truck , overladen with a million tons, manfully doing 18 kmph. The truckwallah behind him has got one gram of weight less and his manhood has been insulted at this slow speed. He therefore has to overtake – for he is doing 18.00000000000001 kmph. Off he swings left (we always overtake on the left in India ...
Choosing a nearby getaway for the entire family (14 people) which includes old and young, is always more difficult than it sounds. One has to consider every aspect and input of each and every member. After days of contemplation, we decided to go with Mala's, at panchgani.
Panchgani is 250kms from Mumbai. We started our journet at 630am from Dadar, picking up relatives from thane, ...
... We experienced heavy fog on our drive and so even though we were very close to the windmills we could barely see them. The weather was excellent, the air unpolluted and it was nice to be away from the madness of city life. We almost didnt want to come back to Mumbai. Alas! routine life beckoned .
It has been a week since I returned and though I did get a mild allergic attack it was well worth it :).
... the women of the family and the children. They had two new sculptures of matching women dressed in extravagant saris and jewels and at their feet were offering of Indian sweets and fruit. The offerings were then distributed amongst all of the children that came to visit the house, and also a few plucky tourists who will be hotfooting it to the dentist as soon as we get back because the sweets are sweeet.
Friday was the final day ...
Well after our busy day on Friday a more relaxing weekend kicked off by a visit to the city of Pune which is about a 3 hour drive back towards Mumbai (the road signs pointing to Mumbai did make me a bit sad!). The city itself was on the whole a more organised affair, with bus and cycle lanes and maybe a little less traffic - although going back down the valley had us struggling and sweating in the heat all over again. We found a cute ...
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