Flashback to Mumbai 2009


Since I am just simply RELAXING in Mumbai, taking a break from city-hopping and picture taking, I feel bad for those of you who are asking me to put up pictures of what Mumbai looks like through my camera.

Well, the good part is that I’ve been here before and although I used a much older camera, I took some interesting photos back in January ’09. This is pretty nostalgic for me to put up since these pictures are the FIRST time I’ve ever used a DSLR. I wonder how much I’ve learned in the last 18 months when I was first back in Mumbai…


There’s the Gateway of India, about a month after the 11/26 terrorist attacks in India:

Gateway of India…1.5 months after the terrorist attacks in India


And the Taj Mahal Palace below. We just had dinner here today at Chef Morimoto’s new restaurant, Wasabi (worth the visit):



Took a bus ride along Queen’s Necklace:



Can’t forget the famous Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus:



Last year I also crashed a wedding dressed up in a kurta:



The 2nd person from my left is none other than Sajni Patel, whom I ran into again in Singapore about a week ago.

Afterwards, without changing from our kurtas, we decided to head up to Andheri:


One the suburban train heading north

Crossing the train tracks in our kurtas

 

There you have it; a slice of Mumbai 18 months ago. I don’t think much has changed in the city, but it does feel like more than a few years since I’ve been back.

Tomorrow I meet up with a few friends and we head out into the nightlife. On Sunday I resume my whirlwind tour and leave for Hyderabad!

- At time of posting in Bombay, India, it was 80.6 °F -

Humidity: 94% | Wind Speed: 11km/hr | Cloud Cover: scattered clouds

The trip resumes tonight!
Lazy Mumbai

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