Sunday, May 22, 2011

Trains and Champagnes

We spent a few days making our way through the mayhem that is Mumbai.  We filled our time with surprisingly empty commuter trains (it was Sunday, but we were still expecting the traditional hanging-out-the-doors train experience), an architectural walking tour of Colaba, a bottomless champagne brunch, a hit Bollywood movie and some serious shopping.  I had heard that Mumbai was a difficult city to visit without a local to show you around, and I think that's true.  In three days we barely scratched the surface of the city, and I'd love to go back some day with an insider's perspective.  In the meantime, here are some photos from India's most populous city.

Heading into the city on the famous (infamous?) commuter train.
Street performances
Some famous building.  Don't remember which.
Mumbai taxis
Cricket in the park. Love the whites.
Champagne brunch....
(and bloodys too)
Cake in the fez

It was delicious
... followed by a little daytime karaoke
(More Than Words, indeed)
We visited the famous Leopold's Cafe, the main haunt in the novel Shantaram
and a target of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks
A quick stop at the Gateway to India monument...
But Jenn and I were more interested in buying this giant orange balloon
It's a real mish-mash of photos, but it kind of perfectly encapsulates our mish-mash of experiences in Mumbai.  All of our Mumbai photos are available here.

1 comment:

  1. but he would only sell us a deflated balloon! What were we going to do with a deflated balloon? (that's what she said? more than words?)


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