Elephanta Island

Elephanta Island

A couple days ago, we headed out to Elephanta Island, a small Island in Mumbai Harbor about 6 miles east of Mumbai. We were going to see the 1600 year-old caves and rock carvings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To get there, you need to catch a ferry – they run every 30 minutes –…

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Our $17 dumbphone

Phones and Head Bobbles, Oh My

Having a phone seems like it will really come in handy here in India. For example, in order to sign up to buy train tickets online, you need an Indian mobile phone number. There is a workaround for people who don’t have one (which we already used), but things are generally easier if you have…

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Mumbai: First Impressions

Mumbai: First Impressions

We’ve been in Mumbai for about 18 hours, and it’s been pretty great so far. We are staying in the “Fort” area, in South Mumbai, a relatively wealthy and touristy area. Normally, that’s kind of annoying, but when you’re sleep-deprived, experiencing jet lag from an 11.5 hour time change, and in a massive city for…

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