Okay, so it wasn’t exactly a “beach”… it was more like a shore, but “pigs on the shore” just didn’t sound as fun.
Today we went to Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai that is about 10 km away, but takes about 45 min to 1 hour to get to because of all the traffic. We went there to meet up with the brother of a friend of my dad, Jeff. Jeff is an American professor and counselor who used to live in Bombay from 2009-2012 and returns every year for a month because he loves it.
This is what we did today in Bandra with Jeff…
Taxi ride to Bandra… check out that smog!
Pani puri… worst Indian dish ever. It is COLD water with chick peas, green beans, maybe potatoes, and spices inside a crunchy puff. Pop the whole thing in your mouth for maximum grossness.
Our first tuk tuk ride!
Inside the tuk tuk with our new buddy, Jeff
This is the “beach”… aka filthy shoreline where the pigs run wild and free.
Trash piglet! Isn’t he cute?!
Old fishing village
Mumbai skyline (well, a small, smoggy part of it anyway)
Unique blue-eyed goose in Joggers Park
Another resident of Joggers Park
Beautiful villa built by the Portuguese when they ruled Bombay from 1534-1661.
More Portuguese architecture
Warli tribal art
Bollywood street art; images of the first Bollywood film with sound
The cuties were so excited about talking to us and getting their picture taken. We were riding in a tuk tuk next to them.
Refreshments: kiwi vodka cocktail