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Mumbai to Singapore - Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Up VERY early this morning - 4.45 am, quick shower, cup of tea and breakfast box in our room, checked out and in the taxi on our way to the airport by 6.00 am.

Our taxi driver thought he was Jack Brabham and absolutely sped along the streets, weaving in and out of the traffic. It never ceases to amaze me how it all works out, I mean we were on a relatively new six lane highway, with no lanes marked and everyone just weaves in and out. Our driver even made a mobile phone call in the middle of trying to break the land speed record! Our trip into the hotel from Mumbai Airport took one and a half hours but driving in the evening peak was the cause of that. We were assured that early in the morning it should only take about 45 minutes, well we arrived in 30 minutes flat. Let me tell you, I had my seat belt on and was hanging on for grim death all the way! I have never been so glad to see an airport in all my life, even though it meant that our time in India was ending.

Checked in without a problem and our flight left for Singapore at about 9am for the five hour flight. The aircraft was only one third full, if that.

The new Mumbai International Airport has only been open for five days and is very nice.

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Phil watched Gravity (boring he said) and Rush and we both watched Last Vegas (very funny).

We arrived at the Peninsula Excelsior Hotel at about 5.45 pm, quickly checked in and then raced downstairs and caught a taxi over to Chinatown to drop off my sapphire ring for repairs, which we will collect tomorrow afternoon. Also left my other rings there for a clean and polish as well.

Back to Clarke Quay for dinner at Mulligans Irish Pub. Phil is horrified at the prices of food and grog in Singapore, especially the beer. I just reminded him, "You're not in India any more!"

It will be nice to have a sleep in tomorrow morning. Feeling sad - holiday is almost over.

Posted by gaddingabout 04:47 Archived in India

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