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Reverse Culture Shock

After a tearful goodbye with my boyfriend at Mumbai’s flashy new airport I hobbled white faced onto the plane, doing my best to repress agonising stomach cramps whilst dragging my screaming toddler behind me. I could see the looks of … Continue reading

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The Sights and Sounds of Mumbai (part 2)

In continuation of my tourist odyssey around Mumbai, I planned a trip to Gorai Island. There is actually more there than you can do in one day, with a theme park and a water park existing side by side in … Continue reading

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The Freedom to be Funny In India (and some lovely Art Deco)

Sitting in the manager’s office of the stunning Art Deco Liberty Cinema flicking through the actual original programme from the 1947 opening I could hardly contain my excitement – this was a real treat! The elderly but spritely owner Mr … Continue reading

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Mumbai Public Transport (part 2)

I spent a good twenty minutes this morning trying to get an auto rickshaw to stop and take me to work. Most sailed by already crammed with passengers. Out of three that did stop, two were hijacked by other commuters … Continue reading

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