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  • Day13

    Bye bye, Mumbai

    March 18, 2016 in India

    Talking to children, smiling at women, ignoring the men - that's the main rule learned in Mumbai. Also that fruits from the street vendors and ice cubes in juice should be highly avoided. Enough rules, let's talk about Mumbai. So it's my last day in this city, and after 4 days here I can say that I could probably even live here. Still way too noisy for me, and the marine drive walk stink too much, but in overall pretty nice city (especially south of it). Yesterday was another day of walking - Crawford market full of food and clothes, Jehangir art gallery (with the strangest baby ganesha paintings, which are actually babies with elephant trunks..), quick snack and beer at one of the most iconic cafes in Mumbai - Cafe Mondegar, and Gateway of India Mumbai for sunset. Today I met two great guys, Federico and Mukut, went to Dhobi Ghat, so called open air laundromat, visited veeeery popular Leopold cafe, and popped in to see what do they have in one of the vintage (or ex thief) markets in Mumbai. The impressing number - Mumbai population is around 5 times bigger than whole Lithuania's, it's the 9th biggest city in the world.. And yes, it has it all - lots of beggars, dirt, surprises, expensive shops, cheap eateries, night clubs, all diversity you could imagine.. Probably will be enough of Mumbai for now, Delhi belly - I'm coming to see (and avoid) you tomorrow!Read more

  • Day10

    Show me your Bollywood

    March 15, 2016 in India

    The worst scenario apparently faded like a wind in the heat - India's trains actually are better than I imagined. Except of 2 boys starting at me for 10 hours and 1 unfriendly man there was nothing to worry about. Food delivered every few hours (OK, I need to admit it was the worst I have ever tried, and all juices were expired in January 2016), but leaving this on side it was clean, tidy and cool. So after easy 10 hour journey I'm finally in Mumbai! (Though not sure finally or not as the first impression gone over all my expectations:) None stop beeping, cars and scooters everywhere around, crowds of people, beggars, rubbish, and seriously - haven't seen a single tourist in 4 hours since I'm here. Hotel (Empire Hotel) seems to be OK, just really interesting condition - they put me in "relax" room today as a first day treat, will take to my room tomorrow morning (??). Staying in Mumbai until 18th March - oh dear, hopefully tomorrow will be a new better day and long trousers plus hooded top won't be needed. I'm ready for you, Bollywood!Read more

  • Day10

    Hurting and dancing feet

    March 15, 2016 in India

    So I was wrong - long trousers / dress and hood is needed, especially if you're blond European and the only thing you want is to walk unnoticed. People staring, waving, smiling, analysing - hello big city life! The first impression of Mumbai? Noise, rubbish, too many cars, more men than women and Uber (that's the best discovery for today). Walked miles and miles, can't even feel my feet properly. The best impression of south Mumbai - areas called Cuffe Parade, Colaba. Marine drive is also nice for a long scroll before the sunset. Nice little treat if you're tired of the city and want to hide for an hour or two is NCPA - National Centre for Performing Arts. Unfortunately after watching Saahas (national Kathak performance) I realised that I still need to work on my future in Bollywood. Indians are for sure masters of funny / interesting / professional dancing, facial expressions, telling the story with their hands, and creating the drama whether it should be or not. Time for sleep and getting ready for tomorrow!Read more

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