Sunday, May 6, 2012
We are in Mumbai, where last night we ran into this year's 'Supermoon' at the famous Gateway of India. Strolling the waterfront looking out at the Arabian sea, the moon was noticeably larger and brighter although I'm not sure the picture does it justice. It was busy and full of interesting sights and sounds. As usual, we posed for a few photos and met some interesting people including a 60 year old man who wanted to take a picture with us. Interestingly enough, the Gateway of India is dedicated to King George V and Queen Mary of England to commemorate their landing in 1911.
Mumbai is sensory overload. It is the most populous city in India stuffed to the brim with "did you see that" moments on every corner. On top of that, there is a feel of stepping back in time due in part to the old school looking taxi's and the colonial architecture dating from British days. We've even seen a few knock-off double decker buses only adding to the ambience. Is it me or does that almost look like London below?
That's all for now. Tomorrow we are off to Aurangabad to visit some ancient caves before we head to Bandhavgarh National Park for a tiger photo safari. Keep your fingers crossed for a tiger sighting; they are rare these days!
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