Arriving to Ahmednagar

Arriving to Ahmednagar

We stayed at the MPR (Meher Pilgrim Retreat) while we found an apartment/home to rent. Accommodations here are nice and clean and only 70 rupees a day, plus 290 rupees for three vegetarian meals a day. That’s about 7 dollars a day, total. The only bad things here are very hard mattresses, getting noisy neighbors,  and only bucket baths, which having been here many times, we are used to.

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Irony (about smartphones)

I lived in the US for four years and never got a cell phone. I come to India and after 5 days I get a smartphone, my first smartphone ever.

It has dual sim option. Apparently it is a feature Indians and Chinese like.

So naturally, I have instagram too now: manigv.

So It Begins: 6 Nights in Mumbai

So It Begins: 6 Nights in Mumbai

Three flights later we arrived to Mumbai Airport at 4am on July 4th 2013. We took a taxi to where I had booked us a room in a shared apartment through airbnb (a lot cheaper than a hotel). The apartment was owned by an Indian man and his mother; it was on the 15th floor, with no A/C. There was some breeze and ceiling fans but it definitely got hot. At least we had normal showers.

We found a nearby café that was pretty nice, where we had breakfast and lunch but though cheap, eating out added to the bills. Continue reading