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Sights of Bombay

After a small stint in Mt. Abu, I drove back to Udaipur, and took a plane to Bombay (I am getting around, no?). Bombay, lying on the west coast of central India, inauguates my journey out of Northern India to the south. Bombay looks a little like Miami Beach, a little like London, and feels a lot like New York City...actually the weather is like Manhattan on a hot, sticky, July day. All the time. Bombay throbs with a modernity, western style and color of money that is unique to India.

If you've evey been to the Pacific Coast highway in California or Collins Ave. in Miami Beach, Marine Drive, here in Bombay (a.k.a. Mumbai) is the Indian version. The waters are the Arabian Sea, and a most picturesque place. Fairly expensive condos and office buildings line Marine drive for the most part.

Believe it or not, what you see behind the palm tree here is some of the most expensive real estate in the world. It is called Malabar Hill and is home to the beautiful people of 'Bollywood', the movie factory of India that pumps out cheesy movies like there's no tomorrow. Movie stars here are revered even more so than in America, if that's possible. This picture is from the front of where I was staying, the Sea Green Hotel.



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