Apprehensive, nervous & the odd excited giggle!

Trip Start Sep 09, 2007
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The journey has begun!
Just a quick entry I'm afraid as the clock at the top of our screen is clicking far quicker than the PC is loading!

We arrived safe and well, although tired, feeling a bit grotty and knowing we hadn't cleaned our teeth for over 24 hours in which time all sorts of English, Thai and Indian food had been had.

The taxi ride from the airport to our hotel was an experience in itself - we opted for no air-conditioing in the cab which meant the desk fan on the dashboard wasn't turned on. We then set off through the crowded, noisy and at times plain crazy roads of Mumbai (Dad, you thought the car park at Heathrow was bad - this would've scared the life out of you!). Ox-drawn carts, sleeping dogs, kamikaze cyclists, 4 men on one moto cross bike, locals dodging cars like they were playing on one of those dance mat games, more beeps than Family Fortunes and a cab driver with no idea where he was going... welcome to India Tom & Charlie!

To relax our nerves (and our bowels!) a 'room service' curry was had which was easily the best we'd ever tasted.
Today saw us set out for a wander in Mumbai - no maps and about as much idea where we were going as the taxi driver. Walked for what felt like miles and miles taking in beggars, fighting goats, horse-drawn carriages, very friendly and smiley locals and some tasty street food. We're off soon to find dinner for the night and then plan tomorrow's adventure.
Thank you to everyone who's already messaged us - we feel so loved!!
Take care everyone, and we'll be in touch soon, hopefully with photos.
Tom, Charlie and a mosquito-bitten Percy xxx
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nomeandrea on

hello from nome and andrea
glad you arrived safe and sound.
it sounds like your going to love it there so far - its quite normal in your life to allow 6 people to ride a bike at once - most likely you will influence INDIA and its 1 billion people to put 6 people in a shopping trolley and travel around.
keep it real guys and try and get into a BOLLYWOOD movie so i can tell all the Indians that my best mate is a famous Bollywood actor.
Hope your both well and stay healthy.
ps. if you get the shits don't worry about it................everyone does in INDIA!!!HAHAHA!
lots of love and carebears
nome and andrea

kellymatt on

Hi again, found drivers and software on internet so don't need to know where the scanner cd is and have managed to figure out how to use it (not hard really!) Hope all is well? Love you both xxxx

kevkirst on

hello travel bugs
hello, glad to hear you arrived safe and sound, just remember enjoy every minute of it... sounds mental already looking forward to reading more of your entrys its like reading an adventure book...
well i am off to bed 10pm here and i am a tired person with a baby in my tummy..
love you both take care and talk to you soon
love kirsty and kev an d baby bump...

kevkirst on

sorry kev asked me to ask you a question? do you feel famous with everyone looking at you?

missnutterr. on

WhoopWhoop! Curryyyyy =)
Mum Doesnt Seem 2 Be able 2 Work This But ive Let Her av A look at Your Entry From My Profile Thingy...

Hope You 2 Are Having a great Time!
Mum Sends Her love... =)

& So Do I! Hehe!

Taxi Driver Story Made me Laugh!
Looking 4ward 2 Readin all About The 'adventure'!
Love Mum And Jodie...
(But You Know Jodie Did EVerythin Cuz Mums Useless With the Computer)


loulou1 on

Wow your finally there...Bet all the waiting and planning was worth it! Hark at you two having room service...thought your meant to be backpacking!! Well all I can say is Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy!!!...Ohh and stay safe of course!!

Have a great adventure, looking forward to reading more.

Bye Bye for now my lovelys
love Lou n Boys XXX

tomandcharlie on

Kev my dear...
we feel so famous its amazing!
had two indian guys come up to us by the Gateway of India and ask for a photo! He stopped to comb his hair first. We are stared at, as we probably should be being the only white couple around and Tom is taller and bigger than everyone around!
oh the fame!

rocknroll on

Hi guys!!
I'm sooooo jealous!
Have loads of fun... I'll try & keep in touch.
It'll be cool finding out what you are both getting up to... & I'll let you know what's occuring here in sleepy London Town!


barunrawat on

Re: hello from nome and andrea

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