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Mumbai

overcast 29 °C

SO the bus to Mumbai was not as bad as I thought. I (with help) discovered Cafe Coffee day(india's sad attempt at starbucks) But I had coffee that tasted like coffee!! not watery powder! Then it was another 2 hours till we got there and a young India girl insisted on showing us all her photo's on her phone...there were hundereds..

This was my first impression of Mumbai
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We picked oUr hotel..why we decided to stay somewhere 4 flights up I dont know but everytime we wanted to go grab something or to rest for a while it was up 100 steps.
While I lay on the bed unpacking these are the damn wires that zapped me in the head..
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When I went to ask someone to tape them so they couldn't shock us they laughed and looked at me like I was crazy...

After some showers and sorting a few things out we were on the mission of finding food!!
We went to a cafe and I had the best breakfast I have had in India!! eggs beeny with a cappuccino and chocolate cake!! expensive for India but the best 350 rupess spent for breaky!!

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We decided to walk to the Gateway to India (which we could see from out hotel) and decided it was pretty over rated.. that also goes for elephanta island. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY. there are many way better caves in india and the 250ruppess you have to pay compared to the 50 the locals pay is very dumb.

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This monkey deffinatly got beat up..

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Do you see this wonderful skyline?? and the pollution covering it? Well you can thank it for me and my chest infection..

The next day it was off to the open aired Landry, beach, and market
After we got the cab driver to agree on a price to take us to the laundry and market, he procceded to pretend not to speak any english to the locals at the laundry and say we agreed on that price to the laundry only and that he wasnt going to take us the to market..

We of course said thats bull@!#* and said we wont pay you that much and take a different cab there then. That seem to make him rethink a little nad only ask for 50 extra rupess forthe rest of the way.

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Creepy shagg car with mirrors on the roof and lepord print.

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Then we went out for beers at some famous cafe/ restaurant I cant remember the name of, after saying goodbye to our new dutch friend went to bed.

The next day we shopped ate and said goodbye. off to Udaipur for me!

Best coffee flavour dought I've had!!

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another bus an ac sleeper this time. The clever drivers turn up the AC really high during the night so you are forced to buy a blanket from them. clever me bought a blanket back in Goa so I didnt have to fall pray to ther plot!
After some minor panick that I didnt make it to the right bus stop I just had to remind myself its Indian time 15minute late is acutally almost early!

Posted by stephlynne 07:38 Archived in India Tagged back_packing

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Awesome stories. I can't believe you are experiencing this stuff and I think it's awesome you took a picture of the wires that zapped you in the head. Sunset pictures are beautiful!

by s-a

Wires zapped your head!? Hahahaha omg you are such a funny writer! I love it! Loved the rock carvings and feel sad for the monkey...Gross smog but love the colors in the city!

by mommamia

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