As much as I would like to say that we went on a short trip to the Bahamas last week, it did not happen, and we went on a short trip to Bombay.
Yes, I know Bombay ( Mumbai, for all you sticklers ) is a city and not a “vacation” spot. But there is shopping and beach and that is what mostly matters. We did have a good time, although we were kinda cramped for time.
Okay, the title “Maratha Flavours” is just a lure to get people to read this blog thinking that it is either a post about the delicious Marathi cuisine or a photography blog showcasing ancient Mid-Western Indian relics. Boo Ya!! But, seriously, please read on. Like really Please. You have no idea how euphoric I feel when my stats graph shows ‘1 reader viewed this post’.
Anyways, Coming back to Bombay, You know that image that pops into your head when someone says Bombay, right? Thanks to a lot of Tamil movies with “Bumbaai” cue scenes. A swarm/school/bunch of pigeons fluttering in front of the Gateway of India. It is, in fact, just like they show in the movies. and it looks totally pretty. And the proverbial Marine Drive lives up to why it became proverbial. (Which I do not know)
Also coming back from the Elephanta caves, the skyline looks so stunning leaning against the sunset. You would wish the sun just lingers behind those tall buildings forever. Chowpatty beach is pretty. From 100 metres away from the shoreline. The closer you get, the dirtier it becomes. Being a beach gal myself, ( 20 mins from the Bay (of Bengal), 24 in traffic, unlike West Covina, California with its complicated time complexity according to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) I have a great history with clear blue to clear-ish grey waters on my side of the country, and so the dirty brown water in Bombay wasn’t exactly great. But the ‘Fashion Streets’ made up for the loss. So many clothes, and so much bargaining. I got some really nice clothes for really cheap prices. Leopold Cafe was crammed and we couldn’t get seats so just had to sniff in the nice aroma and walk away.
This is not a travel blog, neither is it a food blog. So I am not going to write about the lovely places in and around Bombay or the super duper finger food from roadside stalls. Also I lost my mood to write. So this post ends here. But here are some pictures.