Okay, so the journey went well, flights all on time, boring ass stop over in Bahrain in the cleanest airport in the world. A couple nasty airoplane meals later and we were in India. First panic was our bags weren't on the conveyer belt...we carried on walking then two enthusiastic blokes in uniform had taken them of the belt for us and had spotted us walking through arrivals, are we that obvious?!
Next we assumed our taxi was the bloke holding up the board 'Mr. Hannah'...close enough. The roads are insane, undertaking, overtaking, general disregard for any kind of safety or road markings. An our and a quarter in a cab and we arrived at our hostel. It was smart enough, air conditioned and friendly people with evening meals and breakfast. Aside from a coulple power cuts the evening went well.
First day in Mumbai we went for a walk to get our bearings, see the gateway of india and generally try to stay alive when crossing the road. It's hot but not super hot, we cooled down in a cafe, had a bite to eat and perused the market stalls selling all sorts. 'No, I don't want an elephant, tailored cashmere suit, sunglasses or nice DVD'
Our next day we went to Elephanta Island on a boat, there are incredible carving out of the caves and a huge statue of Shiva (some god with three heads). It was a festival so entry was free so we thought we'd spend the saved money on going to watch a bollywood movie. Firsly, no there weren't subtitles, secondly it was cringeworthy but funny, thirdly, it was 3 and a half hours long! We escaped during the interval to get some food before catching our first sleeper train to Ahmedabad.