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Oct 10, 2004 - Bombay Mix Up

Latest chapter of self indulgence from your favourite trotting globesters. After over a week in spiritual Darjeeling we're now somewhere between tranquility and nirvana. Unfortunately it's now time to leave and follow the noble path down to Mumbai en route to Goa. Had an excellent time in the hills however - the highlight of which was the 4am trip to a viewpoint called Tiger Hill for sunrise over the Himalayas. Not staying in Mumbai long as already had the Indian city experience. One night there, next stop Goa for a rest. This travelling...

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Oct 9, 2004 - Bombay

We spent 4 days in Bombay. Nothing too spectacular to speak of. It's a big city with lots of people and a nice bay. Kind of like home : ) The one remarkable thing was a little visitor we had in the bathroom. When one travels to Asia, one can expect to see a lot of bugs and we have. Large, small, wingged, slimmy. You name it, we've probably seen it. On the train ride from Satna to Bombay we had little cockroaches visiting us. I have become so accustomed to their being around that I didn't pay attention. They are no longer the detested...

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Oct 4, 2004 - Welcome to Mumbai

We arrived in Mumbai on the last day of the Ganesh festival. The streets were full of singing and dancing processions on their way to bathe different statues of Ganesh in the water (rivers, lakes etc.) The following morning we continued our intimate romance with the bumpy Indian roads by travelling to Nasik, with Kiran suffering from the flu which he caught in Chennai. Once we arrived in Nasik, Kiran was dispensed with half a chemists worth of tablets by his dad and then we went shopping for spectacles (yes random we know - but such a...

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Sep 26, 2004 - Baga Beach

Well, I've found paradise. Or at least some semblance of it. The beach here at Baga Beach is absolutely stunning. It's about 7 kilometers long with white sand and the ocean is at the perfect temperature. Warm, but still refreshing. It's not like jumping out of a bathtub when you're finished. I sat on the beach for my first day here and just tried to take a load off and relax after the chaos of travel, Bombay and Panjim. Reading and eating and sitting can really take up a lot more time than one would think! The day went by so fast...to think...

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Ari's India Tour

Sep 23, 2004 - Mumbai, Bombay...whatever

I'm a few days late in writing this because I couldn't bear to get out and look for an internet cafe in Bombay. But I will try to write in terms of my impressions while I was there. I arrived in Bombay at 10:30pm and took a taxi into the city with an Austrian guy who is also travelling alone. The trip is about 1.5 hours so it was nice to share the taxi and have someone to talk to. Driving into the city was something else. The first thing to assault your senses when you step out of the airport is the smell. Out and away from the city it...

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Ari's India Tour

Sep 20, 2004 - Mumbai

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth although at times it feels a bit like I have. I'm going to skip some Ireland entries so I can talk about India now. We arrived in Mumbai (the new name for Bombay) in the middle of the night and the first thing you notice is that it is incredibly hot and muggy even at 3am. Our hotel picked us up from the airport in what I thought at the time was an incredibly run down rickety little truck (I've seen much worse now) and took us through the streets of Mumbai to our hotel. There were people...

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Sarah's Sojourn

Mar 10, 2004 - Heathrow Terminal 3 - Mumbai

Our flight with Kuwait airlnes was split into 2 halfs, the first leg was to Kuwait where we stayed for a couple of hours and then had a 3 1/2 hour flight to Mumbai. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food, videos and service on the flight which is always a bonus. We arrived in Mumbai at approx 5:00 in the morning, after collecting our bags, which took a concerningly long time for our ruck sacs to come out, we headed for the forex to get some rupees. It was then onto the pre paid cab service, which basically is a fixed fair...

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Jan 26, 2004 - Mumbai (Bombay)

Mumbai: India's Hong Kong, the commercial center of the nation, and arguably least Indian of Indian establishments. We flew into the metropolis near the middle of the morning, and were greeted by Nazanin, a friend of Danny's, who kindly picked us up from the airport. Immediately recognizable upon arrival into Mumbai (at least to those who have seen other areas of India), is the wealth. India as a whole is characterized by it's relative destitution; those who have been to Mumbai - and only Mumbai - cannot rightfully say that they have been...

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World Trip 03/04

Jan 6, 2004 - Arrival

On arriving at Mumbai (out of date map) one of my first impressions was the complete and utter chaos which passed for traffic. This was after refusing to tip a pathetic local who expected money for trying to lift my bag off my shoulder and place it into the open boot. There are no lanes in India, but many vehicles, all trying to be first, and all refusing or unable to use mirrors and indicators and only resorting to using the brake in extreme circumstances. My stay in Mumbai was pretty pleasant really. I had booked a more expensive hotel...

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Genty's Asia - 2004

Dec 19, 2003 - Mumbai domestic and international airport terminals

We had already decided that we didn't have enough time to visit Mumbai (Bombay) and faced with a 17 hour train journey we decided to treat ourselves to a flight from Udaipur to Mumbai. Timings were great as the flight was due to arrive at 21:30 which would mean we would only have a 4.5 hour wait in the airport until we could check in for our flight at 05:05 to Bangkok. Not worth the cash paying for a hotel either. Hence that is why there are no photos for Mumbai - the only amusing thing we encountered was a lounge for the physically...

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