Wow…!!! Thats pretty much should sum it all up.
Yeap…mumbai is like no other city we have been…how do they seriously get to their destination with no driving rules and the use of horn is outrageous…but wait!! The people are super nice and they try to speak a little English in a way am going to have to start listening keenly.
So from the airport i noticed the men carrying the luggage and helping.
It started with me as am use to carrying my own suitcase and just breaking my back to carry it in and out of cars…
But with this they said i had to just sit in the car and they will do all the lifting. And they open doors for you…thats really different in most countries.
So i think we will enjoy Mumbai but it will be a bit challenging with roads being so unorganized.
Now my first tip is make sure to change your cash at the airport and if you plan on getting a SIM card do all that there as the rate for money exchange is the same or very close.
And please download Google translate and uber for your own sanity.
So i called an uber and thank God for this guy who lives in our apartment for helping me speak to the uber driver. But needless to say he came and picked me after 30min. Oh and the uber drivers dont like to wait so if you plan on waiting they will end trip and you can pay them cash for waiting and driving you around.
So for about 30min uber ride I paid $2.40
Now lets talk about getting a SIM card
I got vodafone just because they seem to be the best here and price is right.
I paid $4.85 for a new SIM which comes with 1gb per day for 28days…yeap you read that right.
It’s super cheap not to have a SIM card and internet on the go.
So after the hustle and bustle on this roads of Mumbai I got my data and talk time on and ready to enjoy the Indian culture and explore Mumbai.
Here are a few picks of our few hours of arrival
Mumbai Exploration Continues…