Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mumbai diary

My first impression was - oh my god! The chaos, the people, the smell, we had definitely arrived in India. This crazy city was absolute chaos and packed with people but it was all so surprisingly clean. Apparently the population of the whole of Bombay was equal to the entire population of Australia. Imagine that! On the way to Goa we were only in Bombay for half a day and on the way back home for a day and just a tad more than a half of which we tried covering as much ground as we could in the limited time we had.

After checking into the Novotel, Juhu, we wandered around the Phoenix Malls Shopping mall after our delicious breakfasts. It was amazing! It even had one of my favourite stores from Australia - Forever New! Best shopping mall ever (definitely recommend it). We met up with a few family friends and cousins over the next few hours and lounged by the pool and beach and by then it was time to leave.

While I am a big city girl, adventuring through Bombay in the limited time we had when we weren't shopping was tiring because of all the traffic and taxi drivers pretending not to know the directions. Making circles and circles of the city wasn't any fun and equalled my sister and I falling asleep in the taxi. I guess we didn't really give Bombay the full attention we should have, but then we never really settled in as it was just a pitstop either way. One day soon, though I would love to go back and explore this crazy exciting city with new eyes instead of being sick, tired and just ready for my own bed back home. Till next time, Bombay. B xx

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