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Apr 12, 2017 - Bombay

Last time we came to India, Mumbai was not included in our tour. Perhaps it was too far away from the other places we visited, but I was left with the impression that it was too big, polluted and crazy for Westerners to enjoy. I couldn’t have been more wrong. We loved our tour today; the great guide surely was a contributing factor and we would gladly come back again. Getting here at all was a challenge for our captain. He tip-toed through the murky humidity past vast quantities of commercial ships anchored hither and yon. Mumbai is also a...

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Jan 18, 2017 - Back in India - Mumbai

The morning starts with an overly complicated customs process. Wait till your number is called while you panic whether you will get processed before your tour starts. And then only once you have your yellow landing card you have to through 3 police check stops showing the card and passport copy. Finally we meet our guide Samil or Sam. He is a young college student working part time but very knowledgeable and great sense of humour. We start at the Gateway to India. Built by King George V in 1911 to commemorate the visit with his wife Queen...

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Jan 17, 2017 - Three days relaxation at Sea

Three days at sea now as we head south toward Mumbai. Interesting that as we pass through the Strait of Hormozgan I get a text welcoming me to the USA. Apparently American warships protect this waterway off the shores of Iran...so I guess I am on their plan. As we are at sea the morning begins in the gym. The gym here is good, lots of machines and space. After our workout and the breakfast buffet it is time to shower, get on the bathing suit and find some loungers up by the Mast Bar where are favourite server Barrington works. It is a...

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Oct 29, 2016 - Mumbai, Inde

Voici le lien à l'album photos en ligne / Link to the online photo album: https://goo.gl/photos/jcPEFzMTrm3jMV4H8 Mumbai ou Bombay est la capitale de l'État indien du Maharashtra. La ville a porté le nom de Bombay officiellement jusqu'en 1995 et s'appelle depuis Mumbai. La métropole compte 12 478 447 habitants. Ville d'Inde la plus peuplée, elle forme avec ses villes satellites une agglomération de 18 414 288 habitants, soit la sixième plus peuplée au monde. Mumbai est la capitale commerciale de l'Inde et compte parmi les dix plus...

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Feb 11, 2016 - A few days in Bombay

I have to admit, we were dragging our feet a little on the way to Mumbai.. After spending a week lazing on the clean, quiet beaches of Goa, we were reluctant to jump back into the noisy crowds of the big city again! Fortunately, however, Mumbai ended up being a pleasant surprise! First of all, the air quality is much better than Delhi, thanks to the warm breeze off the Arabian Sea. Second, the sidewalks are mostly intact and wide enough to have some room to breathe that relatively fresh air! And last, the city has an interesting modern, yet...

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Feb 3, 2015 - "'Mumbai ..a different prospective of India

So as suspected it is a big contrast when we arrive in Mumbai. Even the shanty town areas seem cleaner and are now two stories high. These are the towns sites used in the film Slum Dog Millionaire. The streets are fully paved, there are sidewalks and traffic lights. Tuk-tuks are not allowed in the downtown area and there is an absence of cows, they are few and far between. Of course this is the more cosmopolitan of the two main cities. It seems strange to think that Delhi and Mumbai combined have almost 45M people..more that our whole...

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Dec 1, 2014 - New Zealand Begins

Searchign hotels - cars - and doing all of that jazz. Very excited to start off the journey -- 17 days of driving , trekking , cycling , cruises , top hotels , Bread and Breakfasts. Every trip has some place/ activity that takes the most Gigabytes in the memory for that trip..For me; it's staying at Queenstown and Visiting the "Passion for paper" shop in Auckland ( Parnell Rd.)

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Nov 1, 2014 - Mumbai Nov 1

Our last full day - & what a day it turns out to be! Leaving Udaipur where some of Octopussy and also some of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was filmed. We have left behind the deer park, monkeys, peacocks on the roof and cricket pitch plus practice nets of the Shakbardi Hotel. A horribly early start, 4.15 wake-up call to get the flight to Mumbai. Security at Udaipur Airport is intense - 5 checks, first one just to get into the terminal building, by sullen military personnel. Final security check is done for women by a surly female, rude...

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Oct 31, 2014 - Udaipur Oct 31

We all had a bit of a lay in this morning before setting off to The City Palace Museum. Another huge complex of palaces, two of which are now hotels. The Royal Family still live in part of the palace. Security therefore was very high . Again, huge numbers of Indian families on holiday visiting the Palace. We had to squeeze through the warren of tiny rooms, narrow passages and staircases surrounded by 'enthusiastic' Indians. They don't believe in queuing like us! Amazing architecture as each Maharajah added another palace! Quite a mix of...

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Apr 7, 2014 - Mumbai 2

The four of us hired a car and driver for the day to see the more hard to get to sights of Mumbai. The first stop was the Dobi Ghats (the massive laundry area). Hard to tell how anyone gets there clothes back but it all seems to work. The clothes seem to be pounded first in the large water tanks and then put in washing machines, hung up to dry and ironed as necessary. It seems totally chaotic. This is one of two large laundry areas in the city. From the laundry we went to a slum area of fisherman. This is life at its most basic. There is...

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Apr 6, 2014 - Mumbai

Mumbai is like another world! Mumbai is a conglomerationof 7 islands that were home to fishing communities “in good old times”. The islands were gifted to Charles II on his wedding to the daughter of the King of Portugal. Many years later the wonderful colonial buildings are evidence of Britain’s role in making Mumbai (Bombay) an important trading centre. Later it became a centre for the Independence movement. There is a huge diversity between the very rich and the very poor here and of course there is Bollywood. Our major destination today...

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Feb 27, 2014 - India

Departing at 7:00 PM five hour flight and we arrive in India 10 o'clock their time 12 o'clock our current time knows what time it is Thank goodness Craig likes it here!! So excited that we can come back!!! First Day we started in Sanjay Gandhi National Park. A huge park in the middle of Mumbai India. My first Monkey and Wild Deer. Cut and past from our first cave These caves date from the first century BCE to the 10th century CE. One hundred and nine caves have been carved from the basalt. Unlike the elegant splendor of the adjacent...

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