Mumbai Travel Blog› entry 3 of 7 › view all entries
March 7th, 2009 – by: ryanair888
I was sweating already, it must have been something like 33C (in Europe just 4C - I liked that idea :) ), I went on our little balcony and looked at the street. I was so amazed by people, cars and noise from the street, while I was enjoying the sun, that I finally stared there for 10 minutes.
We got ready and went out to explore Mumbai! Everyone was looking at us, but Indians always do.
We were just wandering around for a while, it was really hot - we loved it, so we decide to go to the famous Gateaway of India. On our way to a bigger road in order to catch a taxi, we saw some blind people, so we gave them money and finally took the taxi, which was very cheap too.
It was nice, when we got there! Many indian tourists, Taj Mahal on the right (the hotel, which was under terroristic attack) and Gateaway ahead of us.
Our stomachs were pleased, we went into Prince of Wales Museum, which was nice and had beautiful building and then we came back to Gateaway and paid for a little ride on a boat to see G.
We talked with quite a lot people. Some of them wanted us to buy 5 kgs of rice for them, but we gave them some money. They rejected it and insist on buying the rice, which we did not understand as they could buy it themselves for the money we gave them. So it must be some kind of trick - I do not know, maybe you have some experience (let me know) :)
I know, it is silly, but I wanted to get to know the culture a bit better and we went to see the main railway station - Charapati Shivaji Terminus. It was a good experience, so many people and old trains everywhere.
We were eating some cookies, that we bought at the station, and were breathing the atmosphere again. It was getting darker, so we slowly went towards our hotel. The architecture of the railways station is beautiful and there is also a huge church nearby! So it is definately worth visiting.
We had a nice shower in our room, changed clothes and went out again after a bit of relaxing. We went to embankment and then towards Chowpatty beach. Lots of people and dogs were sleeping on the ground, thank God it is at least warm for them! It was beautiful walk for us, we enjoyed some food and ice cream on Chowpatty and got to the hotel very late.
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