Greetings from mumbai
Today we woke up with the sounds of Mumbai coming to life. At the Garden Hotel we had an Indian-styled breakfast on the rooftop of a nine story building, which some of which included french-fries, bread, eggs, dosa, fresh fruit and rice.
Now fully energized on a full stomach, we began a short waking tour to the Taj Mahal Hotel and the historic Gateway of India. Many of us were greeted by non-American tourists or locals who wanted to take pictures with us…it felt a little like being a celebrity and it was kind of fun.
During a short bus ride we had opportunities to learn more about the history of Mumbai (do you know when and why the name changed from Bombay?) and ended up visiting one of the Mumbai’s many sacred reservoirs and a scenic overlook park, Nehru Park, named after the first Prime Minister of India.
A busy morning helped build an appetite and was the perfect chance to be introduced to the Indian tradition of eating with our hand (singular…remember right hand only!). Everyone had their favorites, from the pannier, to the pea, the fresh lime soda to the rice, but the overall winner may have been the buttery topped roti.
vivian van de perre
3/8/2018 11:02:33 am
So nice to read the updates and see the pictures!
3/8/2018 08:02:52 pm
Great pics and commentary!! Keep sending. We are so curious...
Vivien Bittencourt Katz
3/9/2018 09:44:14 am
The pics and commentary are wonderful! Please send them everyday if possible.
3/9/2018 12:15:32 pm
Loving the updates—checking constantly hoping for more! Thank you!
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