Yep, thats me. On an early Friday morning wondering what the hell went wrong for me and my new buddies to be staying in a crappy “3-star” hotel according to that travel agent we met at the airport. We arrived late with no hotel booking as we decided to take the “Au Naturel + Raw!” approach to our stay in India. Truly, we had our first encounter with a full-grown bull roaming outside the main entrance of our hotel 30 mins after we touched down.
And this is my morning view of the Mumbai cityscape in Andheri East, raw feed to you from my 3-star hotel room.
I have so much experiences, (many wonderful of course) that I will split up my encounters in India in several bite-sized posts. This is what I felt on the first day of my “Au Naturel & Raw” tour of India. Its an amazingly poor city if you look at it superficially by observing street activity, the Indians have no qualms living in squalor with piles of rubbish everywhere, downright dilapidated dwellings, poor road signs, pedestrians sharing the roads alongside cars, incessant horning of impatient drivers with no respect for traffic rules. Yea, if I stayed there for an hour, this is what I would think is all of Mumbai & India since Mumbai was supposed to be the most developed and cosmopolitan city. In a few days time, I would understand more about this rising nation of 1 billion.
All photos of my trip will be uploaded on Facebook, just search “Bjorn Lee” if you do not have an account yet.