Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bombay Diaries - 1

I love Bombay (yes, I like it as Bombay and not Mumbai). The very first time I was here, I fell in love with the city - love at first sight! But that was literally a flying visit for one day. So this time I was actually flying to the city, and I was friggin excited since the day I booked my tickets!

Though it was just a 3 day trip, I covered most of the things! Thanks to my friends there :) They were as excited as I was! And I had decided to look around the city during late night. I didn't know how I would do it, but it DID happen! Ah! The city is life personified. It's charming in it's own way. It didn't scare me away. It welcomed me, though I was another one in the thousands who come everyday, and took care of me individually :)  It made my stay pleasant, full of fun! It has it's own warmth, which didn't make me want to just laze around. There was not even one moment when I felt that I shouldn't have come. In fact, the more the hours flew by, the more I started missing those hours! Realising every hour of my trip is coming to an end. 

And when you have great friends in the city who know what fun is, that's all you need! Friends and freedom is a great combo! I wish it could be served more easily :) To look at it, we actually drove around all the time! But it was so much fun because of the company I had! Plus I didn't miss the high-points of the city as well :)  A few months back I had written this post about a *contagious laugh*. And that's what happened all the time! I laughed till my tummy hurt. I had forewarned my friends that I talk and laugh a lot. They didn't leave any stone unturned to make sure that these two things happen! :D

The fast pace of the city (as they say) was relaxing in a way. You know, you get into that groove once you're in that city. It takes you along with you - embracing you in it's arms by the shoulders like a friend. And you feel protected. That's what friends do too, right? :)

As every woman would, I shopped (but did not drop :D)! In fact I could've and wanted to shop more! And my must visit places were Cafe Mondegar and Cafe Leopold! How could I come back without stepping in there :)

I'm so so thankful to my friends for providing me with a shelter there! And I'm so so thankful to my gang who drove me around the city at night, when I had given my responsibility to them :) I cannot express how much I'm missing them and the city. I will go back this time for a longer period! I'm sure I'll want to and will visit the city time and again, and hence the title 'Bombay Diaries - 1' :) 

Here are a few pictures from the trip :)

Sea Link

Sunset @ Juhu Beach

Queen's Necklace

Jukebox @ Cafe Mondegar

Mario Miranda's wall in Cafe Mondegar



Vineet Rajan said...

Nicely summed up! Waiting for Part of the post and another trip of yours :)

Nirupama said...

Thanks a lot Big B! :) Shall be there soon!! :)