Old and Rambling... Old man's ramblings in and about India.

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#1 Oct 10th, 2015, 21:58
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Hi Folks,

I made a start on my trip report over on the Journals page, but someone suggested it might be better posted here...

I will put a link to it here: http://www.indiamike.com/india/journ...journal&j=9707

If this is not correct, maybe I can just copy and paste the whole thing...

Edwin
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Hi Edwin

It's fine there, I read a bit of it earlier and enjoyed what I read so far. Also, re: your question on strangers asking you to take a photograph - well, the general assumption is that anyone with a half decent camera (DSLR or even a point and shoot) is taken to be a journalist or a reporter of some kind. It happens to me all the time.

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Thanks, I'm looking forward to hearing more about your journey and getting even more excited about my first trip to India.
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OldandRambling, You mention taking the Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge to reach Bandra Terminus where you caught your Jaisalmer train. When I checked the map I realised the same route would be excellent to reach the airport from south Mumbai. A pity I overlooked this when last in that city.
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Hi,

Thanks for the nice comments.

The sea-bridge was something I saw on the free map provided by the hotel. I did not think anything of it untill I guessed the taxi driver was refering to it, asking if I would pay the toll. I agreed, even though without the driver having any English, it was touch and go as to whether I had understood.
I did notice road signs to the airport as we came off the bridge at Bandra, so certainly a good option for that too. I confess that after the first half mile, before we reached the bridge, I was begining to fear that 2 hours may not be enough time, in the traffic jams, to travel the 14 Km to Bandra Terminus!

Cheers,

Edwin.
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The sea link has more than halved the travel time between worli and Bandra. Other than during Sunday afternoons when traffic is relatively sparse, it's always wise to opt for it.
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Excellent trip report, Edwin, thank you.

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Excellent! You're rivalling Drews with this one! Super enjoyable read.

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Great read. Indeed a style I can identify with. Keep up the good work. Cheers. Zamba.
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Excellent report and photos.
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Very nice reading. Splendid report

I like your crow, fighting with its own reflection! I saw one once that had fallen in love with itself in a reflection! It kept coming back, making loving and seductive crow noises! They are amongs the most intelligent of birds, proved able to conceive, make and use tools and all that, but I guess everybody makes mistakes!
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Loving this. Thanks O&R.
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Wow, Amazing pictures and a nice TR. An interesting travelogue.
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Thanks everyone for the positive feedback...

Harish2012, Sorry we did not meet up in Mumbai, a combination of fatigue, feeling under the weather, and the hot weather itself got too much for me... hope we can meet up another time.

Edwin
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Thanks for this great report.
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