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      05-14-2010, 01:23 PM   #23
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F*ck Mumbai. I lost $300,000 in investment money working with a technology services outsource house. I will never do business in India again.
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That sucks..lol this is coming from an Indian. Watch out for the crooked ass customs officers. If they hassle you, give them a few ruppees. Believe me, it's worth it. Don't be shocked if you see many children beggars around the main streets, this is typical..be aware of shady ass Indians that could steal your shit also. Be careful of what you order at restaurants and what you eat. Also, if it's a shitty restaurant, check the bottle caps of the water bottles, sometimes those fucks glue the caps back on and fill them up with tap water.

Other than that, you should be fine. Try to enjoy the time you spend there.
Just write this advice down and keep it in your wallet. It works in many cities. Mexico City comes to mind. There are shady indians there, too. Just a different nationality.
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Oh, and don't buy any jewelry or anything, despite how nice the store is. They save the fake stuff for the Americans and switch it out.
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      05-15-2010, 09:08 AM   #27
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I got to Bombay (Mumbai's old name) quite often and I love it.

There is some truth to what the guys are saying but there is a lot of exaggeration.

Here are my tips:

- DO NOT give the beggars any money. They are all part of gangs/mafias. If you give one of them some money be prepared to be surrounded. My tip is to not even make eye contact. Just look away.

- Street food in Bombay is awesome. But you must have the stomach for it. Otherwise stick to the mid to high end places.

- Rent a car with a driver if you can. It will run you about $50 a day for a decent car.

- Take some toilet paper with you from the U.S. The stuff in Bombay is really bad quality and will scrape your skin off.

- DO NOT enter the poorer/slum areas. Being of Indian descent I can get away with it but they will eat you alive.

- DO NOT buy Gold there. Indian gold shops are notorious for their adulterating ways.


Things To Do:

- Hit the night spots. Bombay has some good nightlife and some really hot girls who can be gotten - they are very western in their outlook and 1 night stands are becoming more and more common.

- Hit the tourist traps - it is fun and they are all safe.

- If you realise you can handle it, then try out the following foods:
- Bhel Puri @ Elco Arcade
- Kebabs @ Bade Miyaas
- Frankies (basically a roll) from Quality frankies on Linking road
- Tandoori Crab @ Khyber
- Pav Bhaji @ Juhu Beach

Oh yeah, if you enjoy smokes, some good quality stuff can be found.
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I got to Bombay (Mumbai's old name) quite often and I love it.

There is some truth to what the guys are saying but there is a lot of exaggeration.

Here are my tips:

- DO NOT give the beggars any money. They are all part of gangs/mafias. If you give one of them some money be prepared to be surrounded. My tip is to not even make eye contact. Just look away.

- Street food in Bombay is awesome. But you must have the stomach for it. Otherwise stick to the mid to high end places.

- Rent a car with a driver if you can. It will run you about $50 a day for a decent car.

- Take some toilet paper with you from the U.S. The stuff in Bombay is really bad quality and will scrape your skin off.

- DO NOT enter the poorer/slum areas. Being of Indian descent I can get away with it but they will eat you alive.

- DO NOT buy Gold there. Indian gold shops are notorious for their adulterating ways.


Things To Do:

- Hit the night spots. Bombay has some good nightlife and some really hot girls who can be gotten - they are very western in their outlook and 1 night stands are becoming more and more common.

- Hit the tourist traps - it is fun and they are all safe.

- If you realise you can handle it, then try out the following foods:
- Bhel Puri @ Elco Arcade
- Kebabs @ Bade Miyaas
- Frankies (basically a roll) from Quality frankies on Linking road
- Tandoori Crab @ Khyber
- Pav Bhaji @ Juhu Beach

Oh yeah, if you enjoy smokes, some good quality stuff can be found.

Listen to what this guy said and you will be set. He summarized all of our bits and pieces into one post and I fully agree with everything said.
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      05-15-2010, 11:48 AM   #29
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pretty much agree with zetaxi165 I've been there a few times and hes spot on with what he listed...hope your into brown girls lol
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      05-16-2010, 01:09 AM   #30
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pretty much agree with zetaxi165 I've been there a few times and hes spot on with what he listed...hope your into brown girls lol
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      05-16-2010, 08:32 AM   #33
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A few more recommendations:

You might want to carry in a couple of bottles of liquor with you (especially if you are into good quality scotch/vodka/rum).

They are very expensive when bought from the local shops in Bombay.

If you are going to be there during the Monsoon - make sure that you rent a 4x4 with a driver and head out for a drive in the rain. Bombay monsoons are something else and have to be experienced. And you have to eat some grilled corn on the cob during the monsoons - it is the local thing.. and the corn tastes awesome.

Approach it with an open mind (don't let the dust/grime/heat and crowd bother you too much) and trust me you will really enjoy the place..
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      05-16-2010, 09:38 AM   #34
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Thanks zetaxi165. That was some good advice. I actually went over to a local Indian friends for dinner last night and loved it. So I'm feeling better about surviving the food aspect of the journey.
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      05-16-2010, 10:15 AM   #35
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When are you going to be there? Which area are you staying in?

Let me know if you need more info...
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I'm going to be there June 20th til July 30th. Staying at the 4 Points Sheraton if that tells you anything. I can't imagine there is more than one lol
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its dirty as shit, bums and thiefs everywhere. rude ass fuckers always hit you with their mopeds. All in all, a real piece of shit place, and I have been to some shitty places. It's really a disservice to India for it to be the financial capital of India.
DON'T give the kids anything, and I say that not to be me mean but once you do, they NEVER STOP COMING...in herds, and they get increasingly aggressive, getting their grubby little hands all over your shit, talking shit and spiting on you if you stop giving, and if you ever think about physically pushing them away, their "watchers" will jump out and beat the shit out of you. Then the cops will come investigate and if you don't pay them, you will get a second beating. Then the ambulance will come, and if you don't pay them, you will get a third beating and they will leave you there bleeding to death. Then the little street kids will come back and point and laugh at you, then proceed to piss on you for 1 final insult.
As you lay there on the streets of Mumbai covered with curry piss and bleeding to death, you will use your last ounce of energy to pull out you phone, get online, go to E90post/OT and reply here "I wish I didn't go to Mumbai..." that's when a 80 years old snake charmer comes over rubs some cow dung all over your face claiming it's spiritual medicine and takes your phone as "payment".

Have a good trip, don't drink the water bro.
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Good luck man, i hope you make it


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