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Monumental Bombay I – Apollo Bunder to Flora Fountain

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The first part of our walking tour of Old Bombay takes in the heart of Old Bombay – known as the Fort district, because once there actually was a Fort – a fortified settlement here. We begin where we began … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III-9: Bombay (Mumbai)…City of Extremes

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Bombay is India’s port city extraordinaire; the most glittering of the glittering port cities dotting the never-ending coastline of the Subcontinent; a city of extremes. Once, the city was split into seven islands – seven puny and peripheral landmasses at … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III-8: Goa…and the Estado da Índia

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The name Goa conjures up these images of golden-brown beaches and idyllic palm trees swaying in the breeze, crumbling Portuguese mansions and the sweltering heat, and those age-old edificios – the cathedrals and churches that point to the territory’s history … Continue reading

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Old Madras II – Poonamallee High Road, Mount Road and the Marina

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This second part of our leisurely wander through Old Madras (today’s Chennai), takes us down three major thoroughfares in the city – Poonamallee High Road, Mount Road (and the suburb of Egmore), and South Beach Road along the Marina. These … Continue reading

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(Unhealthily) Obsessed with the Colonial

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Last week I paid a visit to the venerable Hotel Des Indes in The Hague (the Netherlands) – the sister hotel to the late Hotel Des Indes in Batavia (today’s Jakarta), sadly demolished by Soeharto in the 1970s. It struck … Continue reading

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