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Gate of India

I arrived, weary and tired on Monday after 27 hours on the train from Varanasi. Found a nice hotel to stay in, though it was necessary to treat myself :)

Made way to the famous Leopols Cafe for lunch, saw India Gate and went shopping for new sandals, and a pedicure to go with them (well, i had been travelling hard for over a month!). Met up with some fellow travellers and went to a couple of nightclubs in Mumbai, All that Jazz, and I can't remember the name of the other one!

On Tuesday (slightly hungover) I caught the boat to Elephanta Island to see the caves, where there are statues carved from the rocks. It was a great day, and plenty to see there.

The hotel
On Wednesday I met up with Tatiana whom I met in Manali. Went to Andeheri, where we got persuaded to participate in a bollywood dance class at Lockenwala.

Thursday I spent mooching around shops in Colaba and surrounding markets, Club Poison is very expensive, but a good night out. Friday I was asked to work in Andheri studios films and recording studios, doing the English voice over for a film called Suicide Point. We did some work with voice dubbing - it was an amazing experience.

On Friday, and by then I was exhausted. Mumbai is particularly draining, and the taxi drivers are a nightmare to deal with. How many times, had I been dropped off in the wrong place, taken the scenic route, or clearly overcharged, it was unreal - but it's best to be firm, agree the price or have the meter switch on at the start of the journey. Always ask your hotel how much the taxi trip should be so you get a rough idea.

So I arranged a tour by taxi on Friday, I went to Chapatti beach, the Hanging Gardens, the dhobi ghat laundries, and to M.C.Ghandi's house. Had time to spare before my train left for Goa, so went to see Spiderman III in the cinema in Colaba! Can't wait to get to Palolem!!!

 

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Gate of India
Gate of India
The hotel
The hotel
The lovely Taj Mahal 7* hotel in C…
The lovely Taj Mahal 7* hotel in …
Prince Of Wales Museum, Colaba
Prince Of Wales Museum, Colaba
VT Train Station
VT Train Station
VT Train Station
VT Train Station
Man sleeping on the job!
Man sleeping on the job!
Two girls at market, nice smile!
Two girls at market, nice smile!
Carving of Bhrama at Elephanta Cav…
Carving of Bhrama at Elephanta Ca…
Chappati Beach lol
Chappati Beach lol
Endless vats and rows of washing a…
Endless vats and rows of washing …
Man at work in Dhoibi Ghats, doing…
Man at work in Dhoibi Ghats, doin…
More washing at Dhobi Ghats
More washing at Dhobi Ghats
Dobhi Ghats - Laundry
Dobhi Ghats - Laundry
I love how the colours are grouped…
I love how the colours are groupe…
McGandhis home in Mumbai
McGandhi's home in Mumbai
Ghandis museum, setting of the ma…
Ghandi's museum, setting of the m…
MC Ghandi
MC Ghandi
MC Ghandis bedroom
MC Ghandis bedroom
Elephanta Island
Elephanta Island
Entrance to Elephanta Caves
Entrance to Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves, statue of Brahma,…
Elephanta Caves, statue of Brahma…
Elephanta Caves, phallic stone
Elephanta Caves, phallic stone
Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves
Boat back from Elephanta Island
Boat back from Elephanta Island
The Hanging Gardens
The Hanging Gardens
Tree at Hanging Gardens
Tree at Hanging Gardens
Hanging Gardens
Hanging Gardens
Wall tiles, they use tiles of deit…
Wall tiles, they use tiles of dei…
Wall tiles, they use tiles of deit…
Wall tiles, they use tiles of dei…
Cute!
Cute!
World Famous Leopols Cafe in Coloba
World Famous Leopols Cafe in Coloba
World Famous Leopols Cafe in Coloba
World Famous Leopols Cafe in Coloba
Library
Library
Library
Library
The slums
The slums
The slums
The slums
Mumbai train tracks
Mumbai train tracks
Mumbai
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