If you can use some exotic booze, there’s a bar in far Bombay!

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[We really did try exotic booze on this trip called Feni (yes, as in Feeney, Feeney, Feeney! from Boy Meets World). It’s a cashew drink that supposedly tastes like tequila. Let’s just say I wouldn’t put it in my margarita. Plus, there aren’t really bars in Bhubaneswar.]

Here are some glimpses into city life on the western Indian coast, on the Arabian Sea. Mumbai is also known as the Queen’s Necklace because its  half moon shape. We didn’t get to fly in or out at night, but apparently it’s quite a sight to see the “sparkling diamonds” from the sky.

The title of this post comes from one of my favorite Frank Sinatra songs, “Come fly with me! Let’s fly, let’s fly away!” It’s probably the first reference to Mumbai I was aware of. I think Frank Sinatra, GeoSafari, a subscription to National Geographic, and a large world map on my brother’s bedroom wall all help instill in me a love for other cultures and for travel at a very early age. It helps that my brother was a geography prodigy (he knew so many world capitals and currencies in elementary school, it made me sick! Green with envy, of course.) and that my mom had a talent for spinning intricate bedtime tales that involved exotic places.

**Also, please bear with me for not posting so often. The internet is not always reliable or fast enough to load my blog.**

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