Waiting for our flight to Mumbai

Trip Start Aug 20, 2007
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Trip End Aug 31, 2007


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Monday, August 20, 2007

Had lunch at the food court. We had nasi campur and watermelon juice and mee udang. If I forget what we ate, I can just check it out on the front of Papa's brand new shirt.... The remnants of everything are there, despite the fact that he was EXTRA careful!

3:00PM
We are at KLIA [ international side ] waiting for our flight to India which is at 5:55 PM. There is a long wait and we are getting tired of wandering around. As part of the Merdeka celebrations, Enrich has a promotion/competition where we are given baggage tags and if we display it and if we are lucky and get spotted, we can get a prize. So far no such luck!

There is also a team of bagpipe playing policemen promoting the Police Tattoo. They made a whole lot of noise and many tourists found it strange to see Malaysians dressed in baju Melayu, playing bagpipes in KLIA!. Check out the photos.

5:20PM
Already inside the waiting area and we will be boarding in about 10 minutes time. So far many Indians, but not so noisy yet. Everyone is just warming up I think. Papa is busy looking at stuff through his binoculars while I am trying to update the blog without much success cos the website is quite slow.

10:00PM Mumbai time
We have just been on the scariest ride of our lives through Mumbai traffic to our hotel. There was a 4WD vehicle waiting for us and also the other examiner Dr Azian from UKM. The car ride took us through the very rich and the very poor parts of Mumbai. We saw people everywhere, the roads were packed with cars going in all directions and using their horns all the time. There were lots of slums and families were literally sleeping on the streets. The Hotel was a sharp contrast! Very luxurious and we were upgraded to the Oberoi which adjoins the Hilton. Very tiring day but it was nice to be in this hotel. I hope the hotel in Manipal is OK! Really worried about that.
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