Pocket Full Of Sunshine

Bombay Bombay Ka Deewana

Bombay Bombay… Where do I start?

The restaurants we ate in were beautiful, the hotel was amazing but walking in the streets was disastrous. All in all I loved it! I fell in love with the city so quickly but the amount of poverty brought me to tears, literally.
When we were driving to the hotel from the airport I was crying so much. It really made me appreciate what I have. There were families of 5 to 9 people living in 4×5 houses made of cardboard and plastic sheets. The children were naked. The same bathroom was used by over 100 homes. Piles and piles and piles of crap on the road. It was a really sad scene.
There’s so much diversity in the culture, when you walk in the streets it’s full of homeless people, beggers, cows, dogs, rats, random people peeing on the side of the road, then you walk up stairs and out of nowhere you’re in a 5 star boutique hotel surrounded by beautiful people in suits and gorgeous diamante studded sari’s.
I got sick on the first day and was always in a mood because of my stomach cramps but managed to have a good time.

We missed our flight by a minute, we had to sit on the side of the road beside the airport for a couple of hours. As soon as we got in to buy our ticket we found out it wasn’t a direct flight. It was Mumbai – Bahrain – Dubai – Kuwait. We found another flight that was leaving in about an hour which was Kuwait airways. I haven’t flown Kuwait Airways since 1999, in a nutshell the airlines hasn’t changed since. They still play the crappy old films, serve crappy food. The only good thing was the service! We had the nicest stewardesses. The guy checking us in even upgraded us to first class. The take off was terrible, the pilot thought he was in an air show. The flight was full of turbulence from the moment we took off till we landed. Landing was more like an emergency crash landing.

I loved Bombay soo much that it was quite sad leaving it… The only draw-back was the amount of dirt that I faced.

I will be adding a new page on my blog very soon with photos. More later.

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  1. * Amethyst says:

    I want photos! Don’t take too long!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago
  2. * hespeaks says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to India, Goa to be precise, “mind the spelling”. that was quite an experience u had there, good to have you back. πŸ˜‰

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago
  3. * dots... says:

    i guess many of your readers are expecting pictures !

    lefatbch el dar b5air w nawirat bladich πŸ™‚

    welcome back !

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago
  4. * big pearls says:

    photos needed..cant wait!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago
  5. * Danna says:

    waaaiiii dont remind me 😦 can’t wait to go back

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago
  6. * Moey says:

    Indian food is good, 7amdella 3al salama!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago
  7. * Sunshine says:

    Amtheyst: Enshalla, soon! πŸ™‚

    hespeaks: Yup, it was an experience. It’s good to be back πŸ˜‰ (blogging, not Kuwait πŸ˜› )

    dots…: πŸ˜€ Thanks sweetie

    Big Pearls: Enshalla… soon.. I promise πŸ˜›

    Danna: Me neither… soon sooon, we will 😦

    Moey: Indian food is amazing!! Allah Ysalmik! πŸ™‚

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago
  8. * 7san says:

    Now that was an easy post to read. El-7mdila 3l ne3ma and el7mdela 3l salama

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago
  9. * MAZE says:

    whats ur story with india?? u found someone there?…:P

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago
  10. * iRise says:

    Can’t wait to see pictures!!! Must have been so colorful… πŸ™‚

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago
  11. * Angelo says:

    7amdellah 3al salamah Sunshine. Glad you had so much fun in Bombay. Cannot wait for the pictures.

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago
  12. * Hamitaf La B says:

    Welcome Back…

    Shakla you had fun.. and I have been dying to go to India for ages… post pictures and details.. Please πŸ™‚

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago
  13. * Sunshine says:

    7san: Allah ysalmek thanks πŸ™‚

    MAZE: Haha nope! No story no someone πŸ˜›

    iRise: In certain places colourful, others not so colourful πŸ™‚

    Angelo: Allah Ysalmek Thanks πŸ™‚

    Hamitaf La B: Thanks! Yes had fun πŸ™‚

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 9 months ago

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