Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Lost in Bombay

The day started off very strangely, when at 2:00 a.m. I had some random dude call my room and scream very weird (and unintelligible) things into the phone. This happened twice. I have to say, it was a little unsettling.
This morning I went out to the Gateway of India, the Prince of Wales Museum, Bombay University, St. Xavier's College (YA!), and managed to get extraordinarily lost. Not the kind of lost that can be remedied by turning around or turning left down this street to get back to the main street. Oh no--I was completely and totally LOST.
I don't really know how I managed to get lost. I walked around a bit, went to the ATM, put more minutes on my cell phone and thought I was headed back to the Prince of Wales Museum. I don't know where in the world I was, but I managed to find my way onto these very charming little side streets. At one point I was in the banking district, also near an all girls Catholic school, and found a cute little calf wandering the streets as aimlessly as I was.
Had lunch at Cafe Mondegar, recommended by G. It was great! Lots of good beer, good food, and very friendly and fast service. I had roast chicken with some kind of amazing sauce and a Kingfisher! It was quite tastey. I saw one very cute guy there, but he had a better figure than me and I thought that could be a problem. :)

3 comments:

Gashwin said...

You got to my Alma Mater! Yay! And Mondy's is great ... they were one of the few places that had a jukebox that took Re. 1 coins to play the tunes. I suspect it costs a bit more than that now.

Sounds like you got lost in the old Fort area ... a charming place to be. I should have told you to check out the Asiatic Society Library and St. Thomas Cathedral as well.

Keep the posts coming! And just turn your phone off or on silent at night.

Dogwood Dell said...

Don't fret about getting lost. Gashwin managed to get lost two times when the Dells traveled with him in Rome.

AND HE HAD A MAP!

Thanks for the posts. Keep up the great stories....

City Yogin said...

WHAT!? The Great Gashwin got lost in ROME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER!