Pigs on the Beach

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…

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Taxi ride to Bandra… check out that smog!

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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.

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Our first tuk tuk ride!

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Inside the tuk tuk with our new buddy, Jeff

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This is the “beach”… aka filthy shoreline where the pigs run wild and free.

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Trash pig!

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Trash piglet! Isn’t he cute?!

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Old fishing village

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Mumbai skyline (well, a small, smoggy part of it anyway)

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Joggers Park

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Unique blue-eyed goose in Joggers Park

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Another resident of Joggers Park

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Beautiful villa built by the Portuguese when they ruled Bombay from 1534-1661.

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More Portuguese architecture

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Flower vendor

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Warli tribal art

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Bollywood street art; images of the first Bollywood film with sound

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The cuties were so excited about talking to us and getting their picture taken. We were riding in a tuk tuk next to them.

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Refreshments: kiwi vodka cocktail

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