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Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai March 21st 2012

ELEPHANTA ISLAND, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA. Wednesday 21 March, 2012. We were collected on time at 8.30 am by Miss Unknown and the same driver as yesterday. M asked her name and wished she hadn't - so for the rest of this blog she shall remain Unknown. We did establish that she was married with a 4 month old son and was the daughter of a doctor. She had also travelled to Egypt so she was rich by Indian standards. As she is married we will now call her Mrs Unknown. Our destination this morning was Elephanta Island (Hindu name Gharapuri) which is a World Heritage Monument. The visibility in Mumbai today was appauling which was caused by pollution. We caught the first launch of the morning from the landing stage near the Gateway of India and the ... read more
Elephanta Caves Entrance
M at Elephanta Caves
Shiva with the 3 Heads

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai March 20th 2012

MUMBAI CITY TOUR, MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA. Tuesday 20 March, 2012. We both felt dreadful but still managed to pack, then D lugged our stuff to the holding area on deck 6. D also negotiated an extra hour and 20 mins stay of execution from leaving our cabin from our cabin guy Angel (a very appropriate name as it meant we could stay in the cabin until 9.20 am instead of having to be out by 8 am). We then went to the restaurant for breakfast, returned to our cabin to shower etc. and then went up to the Discovery Bar to wait to disembark around 11 am as agreed with our Agent yesterday. While we were waiting M decided to use our last 16 mins of internet time and found an email from Ashikur from Quo ... read more
Municipal Corporation Building
Municipal Laundry
Jain Temple

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai March 19th 2012

MUMBAI (FORMERLY BOMBAY), INDIA. Monday 19 March, 2012. Arrived at the port entrance about an hour late. Then had to negotiate the lock to get into the inner harbour and Indira Dock. This was quite interesting to watch and we had a good view from deck 8 forward. The tug boats were brilliant. We had two behind and one in front. They carefully pulled and pushed The Discovery until she was parallel with the side of the lock and then gently prodded and pulled her inside. Once the lock gates were closed we waited about half an hour for the lock level to be the same as the inner harbour. The gates were opened and Discovery proceded inside with yet more pushing and pulling from the little tug boats. We were already late, but negotiating this ... read more
The Discovery Lounge
Palm Court
The Discovery Lounge

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai March 14th 2012

I thought I’d elaborate on the first post when I mentioned ‘God presented us with our first challenge’. The connecting flight was a breeze, we had everyone together despite how busy and bustling the airport was. WE even got to experience the underground commuter train between terminals. Incheon airport in Seoul is a beautiful, modern airport. The connecting flight was quite the walk but we had ample time to get there (approx. 3 hours). We stood in line for another security check so we could get to our next gate. After getting just near the check one of our team members approached me and said, ‘do we have to go in right now?’ I was a little confused and asked why. ‘I can’t find my passport.’ I knew this was coming eventually but it came a ... read more

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai March 8th 2012

We left Aurangabad at 7am and it took seven hours to get to Mumbai not an overly interesting drive but I did see two guys and four goats on a motorcycle and what may have been a dead man on the roadside. The roads here are generally poor and incredibly dangerous, fortunately I have only been in one accident in the two months I have been here and that was a motorbike we hit the other day (not serious). We arrived at our hotel around mid afternoon farewelled our driver and checked into the hotel, I had arranged earlier in the week. Mumbai is a pleasant surprise at least the area where we are staying, it ranks with Udaipur in the pleasant city stakes, and I particularly like the rotting British architecture that surrounds us. We ... read more
Mumbai traffic
Victoria Terminus
Inside the Victoria Terminus

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Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai » Gorai March 4th 2012

Mumbai to Kerala (4th to 10th March) Carla: Glad to say that my inclination just to slope around at the Manoribel was scuppered by Al who was keen to at least leave the place for a short while on our weekend there. So on Sunday we visited a nearby landmark (literally as you can see the thing for miles in the landscape) called the Global or Vipassana Pagoda. It’s a Burmese Buddhist temple built to encourage world peace and harmony through a meditation style known as Vipassana. Apparently if you practice this art you can achieve peace and freedom from anger, depression and all mental ailments. You have to start by doing a ten-day residential course, the first nine days of which you are to remain silent. So, despite the free board and lodging included, that ... read more
Station platform at Mumbai
On the train
View from our house in Karala

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai March 4th 2012

By Polona A day after Jan's birthday it was time to leave Goa. Honestly, if it were up to the two of us we could easily persuade each other to stay there till the end of the trip. Not that it was that awesome, it was just that simple. But I am not sure how fun that would have been for Brane. So after seeing Old Goa we were waiting for the night bus to take us all to Mumbai. This was our first overnight bus in India...and I swear the last one as well (he, he...I can swear now, that we already have tickets for an overnight train to Delhi, which is our last long journey on this trip, so HA!). Looking forward to catching some sleep on the cosy double bed that was waiting ... read more
Mumbai washing area
Brane style!
The slum

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai February 28th 2012

Dr. M studied the toddler. Unconscious, the whites of the child's eyes were partly visible, and her mouth was widened by the long tube which had been carefully guided through her mouth, past her throat, and into the terminus of her windpipe. And then the good doctor noticed something amiss. The left hand. Why was it so blue...and swollen? He studied the right side. Perfectly normal, nothing to be concerned about over there. But what about this left side? He touched it, manipulated it, felt for pulses, checked the capillary refill. Not good. The IV line, which had been placed on the dorsum of the left hand, was surrounded by evidence of multiple placement attempts. Suddenly, the source of the cyanosis and swelling became clear. He dropped the puny hand, summoned all of his residents into ... read more
Patient with Mitral valve damage due to Rheumatic Heart Disease (virtually nonexistent in the USA thanks to the way we manage Strep infections)
Petechial rash in a girl with Congenital Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia.  Word??  I had never even heard of this rare condition!  One of the most mature girls I've ever met at the ripe age of 7 years old.
For even i am not immune.  Contact lenses are not welcome in India.  This is what happens when you go against this principle.

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai February 27th 2012

Bonjour tout le monde, Pour votre plaisir, je met en ligne mon Blog de voyage. Pour linstant, ce sera plus un album photo que un vrai blog. Je ne suis pas sur quil en sera autrement, mais bon... on verra un peu plus tard. je nai pas beaucoup explorer les diverses options qui me sont offertes a travers ce blog, je vous demande donc detre indulgent. sans plus attendre, voici donc des photos prises depuis notre arrivee en inde. Elle vous feront donc passer par Delhi, Agra, Sawai Mandhopur, Bundi, Udaipur et Mumbai. Pour chacune des photos, il y aura une petite description, mais nhesitez pas a me poser des questions si vous voulez plus de details. Aussi japprecierais si vous me faisiez savoir quel genre de photos vous interesse et ce que vous avez envie ... read more
Temple Lakshmi Narayan - Delhi
vue sur le taj
Taj Mahal

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai » Bandra February 27th 2012

Namasté ! On quitte Mumbai ce soir, et honnêtement, elle ne me manquera pas ! Le trajet en train a bien été,mais comme a eu de la misère à se trouver un hotel ! Ça ne m'étais jamais arrivé, et à Phil non plus, on a dû chercher pendant près de 2 heures, avec nos gros backpacks, à 25°C, sous le gros soleil, dans des rues pleines de marchands (et donc, de tannants). Tout était plein ! Sauf si l'on voulait payer 50$ la nuit, bien entendu.. Donc pour le double de ce que l'on payait jusqu'ici, on a trouvé une chambre avec seulement un lit et une mini table comme mobilier, déjà pleine par notre bouteille d'eau, les bouchons d'oreilles, etc. On devait fouiller et sortir nos choses sur nos sacs, sur le sol, où ... read more
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