Showing posts with label India. Show all posts
Showing posts with label India. Show all posts

Friday, September 29, 2017


 Since they were here, I decided to put some of the beautiful Indian rugs on the floor at the tiny duplex we rented.  The rugs are beautiful and feel great.  They're also holding up to Mattie being on them a lot.  They are definitely going with us to Kosovo to be put on the floors there.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Lunch At A Pub

 We went to the mall again on our last full day and had lunch.  This pub was so much more quiet at lunch time!  We had drinks and appetizers and over ordered again.  Andreas couldn't resist the idea of mac and cheese fries.  I had popcorn chicken, which was a meal in itself.  My mushroom burger had too much spice, but the onion rings were good.  Andreas had chicken lollipops and a chicken sandwich.  By this time, we were missing beef.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Over Ordering At Pali Bhavan

 It was our penultimate night in town and Andreas still hadn't gone to Pali Bhavan, so I took him.  We ordered way too much food because we wanted to taste so many different things.  They were all very good.  I especially liked the stuffed mushrooms.  Everything was spicy without going over the edge to "so hot you can't taste what it is."  The decor is steampunky, too!

Last Celini Dinner

We both decided to have soup on our last night at the Italian restaurant.  My mushroom soup was good, if a bit oily.  Andreas liked his tomato.  My pizza was also up to standard, and Andreas liked his duck breast.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sparkly Nails

Last time for getting nails done in India.  I miss being about to go somewhere competent where they care and pay attention - and speak English.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Another Celini Dinner

Another night with a too-spicy too-seafoody selection in the Hyatt Club, so off we went to Celini.  Pizza and Timeline were on the menu.

Dinner At Celini

We ate at the Italian restaurant in the Grand Hyatt - I was on per diem, why not?  The food wasn't spectacular, but it was good - and it wasn't spiced like the other Indian food!  We were given a nice loaf of bread, shared an appetizer plate, and Andreas had pizza.  I had chicken with capers.  We also played a simple game while we were eating.  The waiters were amused.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Night View

At the area you wait for Ubers and taxis at the Phoenix Market mall, there's a fountain and sculpture.  Here's how it's lit at night.

Craft Cafe

We at lunch at the Phoenix Market Mall the first Saturday Andreas was in town.  So we did some mall bopping and ended up at Craft Cafe.  It advertises itself as a European bistro.  When we went, they were not crowded.  The food was good, even though it was more heavily spiced than I would like.  They also made a decent caprioska.  

Saturday, June 17, 2017


 We bought five rugs in Mumbai.  They are currently being shipped to the US for us at home leave.  We'll take them with us to Kosovo.  They're beautiful hand knotted lambswool.  Some of them are pictured in these photos.

Mumbai Street Food

All these little stalls are open to the street in certain areas of Mumbai.  They serve all kinds of spicy or sweet foods.

Thursday, June 15, 2017


This mosque is the only one in Mumbai, according to my guide, that allows women in at all.  Think about this - you're a Muslim woman and all the mosques but one won't even let you in the door.  This one's still segregated, but at least they let women in.

This Is The Place

If you are looking for fabric in Mumbai, this market is the place to be.  Hundreds of vendors, all kinds of fabrics from silk to indigo cotton to saris and embroidered lawn ... and I wanted them all.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Market

This market is one of the main ones in Mumbai.  It's called Crawford Market and has almost everything food in it, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.  I love the way the pineapple sellers cut the pineapples.  According to my guide, this method makes the pineapples less stringy when eating.