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I finished my trip to India with a mix of wonder and shock;   First, India being a subcontinent is really immense.  Distances are huge, and it is practically impossible to visit all in a one month trip.  Mumbai, my first stop, just blew my mind away because of the wealth and poverty; art and sociology; delights and desires;  The city has some nice spots like the Marina Drive and Colaba and others not as nice like Bandra or Dharahavi, (the Asia's largest slum).  The trip to Elephanta Caves on a boat is really wonderful and i could see the splendor of Mumbai harbor thru the ages.  Goa is a paradise and will remain like that forever.  Very clean and people very nice, unfortunately i came in the very beginning of the season and it was kind of deserted, visited all the catholic Portuguese settlements and made good local friends at Capetown bar and Baga beach.

     Delhi:  Green and Clean.  A lot of really beautiful boulevards and parks.  The National museum as the one in Mumbai very good in terms of antiquities and infrastructure.  A collection of Bronze gods and goddesses made my trip worth it . The Red Fort and the Mosque Jama Masjid are impressive in art and size.  The bazaars dirty but fascinating.  Rajasthan is desertic but very interesting, elephants everywhere, the Amber fort was a great experience.  Before going there i visited the Taj Mahal at Agra.  Exquisite. Learn a lot about Mogul empire and its Sultans.  Babur, Humanji, Sha Hahan...
     Indian food with all his curries and veggies is something i liked.   I know i will come back to this strange land.  For now Goodbye INDIA.
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