I am always surprised at how efficient and friendly the Indian rail reservation people are. 5 minutes in their office and I left with a 300 Rupee ticket for an overnighter from Mumbai to Goa, leaving tomorrow night. Saves me a nights accommodation as well! Really looking forward to the beach now!
After a few days in Mumbai the city started to grow on me. There’s a lot of things to do and the food is just great. After the movie filming I heard a few people talking about the slum tours. About 55% of Mumbaikers live in some kind of slum. One of these slums, Dharavi, has just been made famous by the movie Slumdog Millionaire and it is exactly this slum that you can take a tour in. Continue reading
I arrived in Mumbai after a 10 hour overnight train journey from Canacona in Goa. Personally I’m not a huge fan of big cities and after about 30 minutes in Mumbai I kept thinking that I had to get out of there. It’s huge, claustrophobic and dirty, even for Indian standards. Continue reading