I cant believe its finally happenned
Trip Start Sep 19, 2012
86Trip End Ongoing
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Where I stayed
Prossers Hotel Coloba
Halfway into town Loren asked the driver to stop and we all went into a little street restaurant for lunch. We all walked through the kitchen to wash our hands and the kitchen was in a back alley with just a corrugated iron and tarpaulin roof. Every bit of advice and guidebook I had read was screaming out a warning that this place should be avoided
I travel half way around the world and the first people I bump into in the hotel are from Chatsworth!! I kid you not. Loren had already paid for the first night as a welcome for me. He arranged to meet me about 4 hours later and this time he had his own car. Insisted that I get a new sim card so he can keep in touch with me. His "girlfriends" son joined us and he must have been about 14. He is from Uzbekistan and is fluent in Russian, French, English, some Hindi and also CELLPHONE. Once he had helped me sort out my phone Loren took us off to a street cafe where this time the kitchen was in a basement alley. Ordered a Masala Dossa which was a
large thin crispy pancake filled with potato and onions and a brilliant Masala and a cucumber and curd dipping sauce. Very tasty and eaten the traditional way with my fingers.
After dinner drove around Colaba with Loren on the phone trying to hook up with Immrans mother cos he heard that she had another Russian women staying with her.After he dropped me off the hotel I took a walk along the seafront. Lots of families dancing and partying with their own mobile disco or band and letting of crackers..The noise was unbelievable. So my introduction to India has been Brilliant and so far the digestive system seems to be intact. Lets see what tomorrow brings?