We made it to India
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Well after about 25+ hours of traveling we finally made it to Mumbai India.We’ve been planning this trip for a long time. Stephanie and I have been wanting to go to India for sometime. So we are excited to finally have made it happen. Also our good friend Sandy who has a bunch of family in India joined us on the trip. So we should all have a blast exploring India together.
Starting off at LAX
We made it on the plane
WE made it to Mumbai
This is one of our first sightings on in India. It looks like he needed a spare tire.
We’ve spent the first couple days getting settled into the city. We have a great journey ahead of us. We are going to be here just a little over 3 weeks. So much to see so little time.
We explored the city yesterday. So much to take in.
Our first stop was a house that Ghandi use to live in that has been turned into a memorial for him.
then we just roamed around, One thing about about India is there is a lot of poverty. It’s interesting though how everything here seems to work so well together. You will have regular city scapes then you go around the corner and you are looking at slums. But everybody just goes with the flow. THe city is so crowded but it seems to work in some crazy way. Just driving the streets is an adventure in itself. Nobody pays attention to lanes. It’s like a free for all. Everybody honking at each other but nobody getting upset. It’s controlled chaos. Also you never know when you will be driving down the street then all of a sudden there is a cow in the road. I love it.
The kids that live in the slums are so cute.
This is what they call the gateway to India. It’s right by the Taj Hotel that was bombed a few years ago.
I love the little work spaces people set up
Here is a shot from above some of the slums. hey have a large laundry operation going here. They do all this laundry by hand and somehow keep track of what laundry belongs to who.
The kids really work you for money. They say you shouldn’t give in to give them money. It’s so hard to resist wanting to do something for these kids.
They wouldn’t let up on me.
Just another way people live in the city
I love the egg delivery, don’t crash
Many more pictures to come. We have just been getting settled in. SO this is just the start.