Mumbai

Mumbai It had been two years since my last real vacation and five years since I last visited Mumbai. Recent tragic events in Mumbai only added to my desire to make a trip out to visit family and once again experience the sights and sounds of the city where I was born.

It had been a particularly busy year. I worked on three new start-ups and finally complete my MBA. As the holiday season approached, I found myself with a rare window of lesser than usual workload. What can I say, when the planets line up, it is best to simply not think too much. I booked my flights and I am now in Mumbai.

Ok it’s not all vacation; I brought my laptop so I can do a little work. After all, it has the side benefit of being able to keep my blog updated. I thought I would post some pictures from my visit around Mumbai.

 Bandra-2
This is Bandra where I am staying at Grandma’s place 
Abandoned-House
Cool abandoned house by the beach

 Bandstand-Sunset
Sunset at Bandstand 
Funky-building
Funky Mumbai building

 Train
Hanging out the train on my way to downtown 
Masji-Bazaar
Masjid wholesale bazaar – they say you can buy anything you can think of here

 Masjid-Crowd
Throngs of people out shopping and dealmaking 
City-Hall-III
The Mumbai "City Hall" accross the street from CST station

 Mumbai-City-Hall
City Hall from a distance 
CST
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station from the outside

 Flora-Fountains
Flora fountain 
Taj-Hotel
This is as close as they would let anyone get to the Taj Hotel

 Taj-with-Crowd
Lots of well wishers and curiousity seekers out for the evening 
Leopolds-Outside
The famous Leopolds Cafe in Colaba

 Leopold-II
Leopold’s packed with patrons – there are some visible bullet holes in the walls but… 
Beer
…the beer was especially nice. No sign of "Shantaram" but it was a Sunday after all…

 Paan
Paan – an Indian dessert 
Narayan-Ghost
Back on the train

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