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Dec 1, 2014 - New Zealand Begins

Searchign hotels - cars - and doing all of that jazz. Very excited to start off the journey -- 17 days of driving , trekking , cycling , cruises , top hotels , Bread and Breakfasts. Every trip has some place/ activity that takes the most Gigabytes in the memory for that trip..For me; it's staying at Queenstown and Visiting the "Passion for paper" shop in Auckland ( Parnell Rd.)

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Nov 1, 2014 - Mumbai Nov 1

Our last full day - & what a day it turns out to be! Leaving Udaipur where some of Octopussy and also some of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was filmed. We have left behind the deer park, monkeys, peacocks on the roof and cricket pitch plus practice nets of the Shakbardi Hotel. A horribly early start, 4.15 wake-up call to get the flight to Mumbai. Security at Udaipur Airport is intense - 5 checks, first one just to get into the terminal building, by sullen military personnel. Final security check is done for women by a surly female, rude...

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Oct 31, 2014 - Udaipur Oct 31

We all had a bit of a lay in this morning before setting off to The City Palace Museum. Another huge complex of palaces, two of which are now hotels. The Royal Family still live in part of the palace. Security therefore was very high . Again, huge numbers of Indian families on holiday visiting the Palace. We had to squeeze through the warren of tiny rooms, narrow passages and staircases surrounded by 'enthusiastic' Indians. They don't believe in queuing like us! Amazing architecture as each Maharajah added another palace! Quite a mix of...

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Apr 7, 2014 - Mumbai 2

The four of us hired a car and driver for the day to see the more hard to get to sights of Mumbai. The first stop was the Dobi Ghats (the massive laundry area). Hard to tell how anyone gets there clothes back but it all seems to work. The clothes seem to be pounded first in the large water tanks and then put in washing machines, hung up to dry and ironed as necessary. It seems totally chaotic. This is one of two large laundry areas in the city. From the laundry we went to a slum area of fisherman. This is life at its most basic. There is...

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Apr 6, 2014 - Mumbai

Mumbai is like another world! Mumbai is a conglomerationof 7 islands that were home to fishing communities “in good old times”. The islands were gifted to Charles II on his wedding to the daughter of the King of Portugal. Many years later the wonderful colonial buildings are evidence of Britain’s role in making Mumbai (Bombay) an important trading centre. Later it became a centre for the Independence movement. There is a huge diversity between the very rich and the very poor here and of course there is Bollywood. Our major destination today...

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Feb 27, 2014 - India

Departing at 7:00 PM five hour flight and we arrive in India 10 o'clock their time 12 o'clock our current time knows what time it is Thank goodness Craig likes it here!! So excited that we can come back!!! First Day we started in Sanjay Gandhi National Park. A huge park in the middle of Mumbai India. My first Monkey and Wild Deer. Cut and past from our first cave These caves date from the first century BCE to the 10th century CE. One hundred and nine caves have been carved from the basalt. Unlike the elegant splendor of the adjacent...

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Dec 4, 2013 - Mumbai

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Whenever we visit Mumbai it always comes to mind that this was the first city I ever visited in India. We flew into Bombay in late June 1974 in order to prepare for our wedding on July 4th in Patna. For that reason, I always think of the city and our family members there in a very special way. This visit was a great as all the other visits we’ve made. Anil’s cousin, Dr. R. K. Kapoor and his wife Kusum have always lived with a view of the ocean, and the sea breezes are very much appreciated after touring inland...

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Oct 29, 2013 - Hyderabad

So it was up and back to the Mumbai airport -- Domestic Airport for our journey to Hyderabad. The international and domestic terminals are miles apart -- in actuality 2 separate airports. I arrive wondering if my friends will be there. They stayed the Hilton the night before. I make it through checkin - no issues ( a bit stressed when i had to check my bag -- but C'est La Vie) Security is a bit different, segregated lines for Men and Women. The women have private screening. While I wait for my friends i notice there are no announcements...

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Oct 28, 2013 - Mumbai Downtown

At last no stress -- the return of my luggage destressed me immensely but I still keep my massage appointment for today ;) Since i had to rearrange the entire plans and skip Jaipur (which had me really bummed out), I decided to go downtown. The hotel was out by the airport - so I needed the driver. I hired him for 2 hours (at $30 wow!). So we drove downtown --- well what a mess. They have lanes here -- but its really just mocking you as driver-- NO one pays attention to the lanes ---- and NO one pays attention to which side of the road you...

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Oct 27, 2013 - Dinner

With the return of my clothes -- i finally relaxed a bit. I unwound at the hotel bar then had dinner in the atrium. Ill take clearer pics next time, but you can see where i had drinks and dinner. Dinner was Indian -- Chicken Tikka Masala with BasmatiRice and Naan. It was super tasty. Tomorrow is a massage and wait for my coconspirators arrive from NYC.

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Oct 26, 2013 - Missing Bag

Well when I said adventure -- its literal! My bag made it to Mumbai just now! I cant pick it u till 830-9am local time. My flight was at 6am. So no Jaipur! Im back at the hotel and will be spending the weekend in Mumbai! Lord - Hope I Get my bag back At least hotel has SPA -- im getting a massage i need it

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Oct 26, 2013 - ITC Maratha Hotel

Those of you who know Joe and I know we are point collectors -- so at Starwoods I am platinum level and looking to move to Super Platinum then back to Ambassador Status. I will make it this year! So all our travels we stay in the Starwood family of hotels. I arrive at the hotel after a taxi cab ride right out of the movies --- yes it might be a stereo type but it held true when I arrived, it was bedlam on the road. I will NOT be driving here ;) I arrive at the hotel and its stunning! There are Sikh doormen in full bell man uniform the...

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