I felt a bit sorry for the others having to leave at 6.15am – I’m taking a day off.
For those of you who are checking out what there is to eat in India – the food in these big hotels is just like any big hotel anywhere. Breakfast offerings run from western toast/marmalade, cereals, juices/yoghurts, fresh fruit, pastries, eggs of any description, cold platters (cheese etc) and more traditional Indian dishes. This is one of the Taj group (but not the original famous one) and there are I think, 5 restaurants within the hotel.
I have to say it’s very very nice to be finishing the trip in a better quality hotel.
I know I was dead on my feet last night and my brain wasn’t working too well – but even so, I failed the idiot test to locate a light switch & turn it off. In the end I just took my door key out of the master switch doohickey and everything mercifully went dark. This morning I located it in the guise of a dimmer switch – hah good one! Another little light trick I discovered in Bhutan was to disguise the bathroom mirror light switch as a 3 point plug switch. If you plugged your shaver or hairdryer in no doubt you would discover the trick but the staff had to tell me that one J
I had a great day going solo while the others went to Matheran. Went shopping, had afternoon tea at the Taj… again, went for a swim, went out on a wee photo jaunt.
Sadly the black & yellow fiats are all but gone in Mumbai, replaced by Hondas. I guess it had to happen at some stage but while the Hondas are certainly more comfortable they don’t have that unique evocative appeal. And there is competition... air conditioned blue & white cabs.