Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra

From the day we arrived in India, we were honestly quite surprised and impressed. We really enjoyed each city we visited – each one more than the last; the cities weren’t dirty or smelly and the people were friendly. So by the time we got to Mumbai, we were a bit spoiled. Gulab driving us around for 7 days in an air conditioned car and recommending places to eat made things super easy for us. We should have known we were bound for disappointment.

Mumbai is everything we originally expected India to be like – dirty and smelly. We really didn’t do much here because we felt completely unmotivated. We did manage to go to the Gateway of India (via taxi) and then walked around for a short time before heading back to the hotel. We considered going to the Intercontinental hotel for a nice dinner but we decided to save the money instead. 

BMC Building (Bombay Municipal Corporation) built in 1884

Everyone was standing around waiting for filming to begin

This is as close to Bollywood as we got

I liked this red building. I did not like the pile of poo on the sidewalk though.

St. Thomas Cathedral

Looking for the post office to ship stuff!

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station (front)

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station (back)

I liked the look of the taxis - but not getting into one

We didn't know but we had to get our boxes wrapped

I didn't know what was going on when we followed a guy outside of the post office to get our stuff boxed/wrapped

Nice post office!

Walking around - look how much taller Paul is!

I liked the archways

Gateway of India 

Yay! We did something in Mumbai...

Other than go to Starbucks...

So, yeah, that was Mumbai...Paul will expand a little more in his country review - just a little.


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