Mumbai: Tips and Myth Busting For Anyone Thinking of Visiting

Mumbai: Tips and Myth Busting For Anyone Thinking of Visiting

    After living in Mumbai for the past 3 years I thought I would share my tips, but also bust a few common myths. I hope this information will be useful for anyone who is thinking about visiting this fascinating city. Before I moved to Mumbai I was inundated with advice (mainly from people who had never even set foot in the country).  While well-meaning, the information I was given was a little worrying and rather misleading. This post and video aims to look beyond the headlines and explain more about what Mumbai is really like by hearing from someone who has actually lived in the Maximum City.

    In this video I cover the three main areas that people usually ask me about:

    • Food –
      • will I find anything I like to eat?
      • will all the food be very spicy?
      • what is there to eat in Mumbai?
    • Hygiene
      • will I get sick?
      • should I bring medicines?
      • what happens if I do get sick?
    • Security
      • is it safe to visit Mumbai?
      • what is security like in Mumbai
      • as a woman traveler, will I feel uncomfortable?

     

    If you have any questions or comments, then please leave them below and I will do my best to answer. Thanks for watching 🙂

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    Hotel Review: Canary Riverside Hotel in London

      Hotel Review: Canary Riverside Hotel in London

      Hotel Review: Canary Riverside Hotel in London

        With London being one of my home bases I don’t usually need to stay in a hotel.  I have an apartment in the heart of Canary Wharf, however, on one of my summer visits this year I had ‘donated’ the apartment to my daughter and her friends during their London adventure.  This gave me the perfect excuse to indulge my love for luxury and book a two night stay at the Four Seasons hotel. The location of the hotel is perfect as it’s just around the corner from my apartment.

         

        Unfortunately things didn’t work out quite the way I planned.  When my husband and I turned up for checkin we discovered that the hotel had recently been taken over and was no longer a Four Seasons. Sadly a negative start could have been turned around by the checkin clerk but that opportunity was wasted.  Our stay had a rather sour note. Am I being over fussy or would this bother you also?  Take a look at my video and let me know what you think.

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        Hotel Review: Canary Riverside Hotel in London

          HOTEL REVIEW – HOTEL EVENTI, NEW YORK

          HOTEL REVIEW – HOTEL EVENTI, NEW YORK

            I visit New York quite often and do like to mix up where I stay, and in what neighborhood. I obviously have my favorites but it’s fun to discover new gems along my travels. Hotel Eventi turned out to be just that with probably the best front desk staff I have met, anywhere in the world! I think that makes a big difference, adds that personal touch that makes you want to tell others. So that’s what I’m doing, passing along my recommendation for a great hotel in the heart of the Chelsea district of New York City so you have everything right on your doorstep. Take a look at my vlog to see my room tour plus some of the amenities that this gem could offer you on your next visit to New York. And of course if you do stay please tell them that Sue sent you 🙂

             

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            HOTEL REVIEW HOTEL EVENTI NEW YORK

              RESTAURANT REVIEW – AKA, MUMBAI

              RESTAURANT REVIEW – AKA, MUMBAI

                I recently visited the newly restyled restaurant in Worli now called AKA. Take a look at the colorful interior, the food we enjoyed, plus the pretty boutique attached to the restaurant.

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                  LET’S EXPLORE CHICAGO

                  LET’S EXPLORE CHICAGO

                    I love walking around Chicago as there is so much to see, do and importantly to eat! Come take a stroll around the windy city with me and my daughter Rebecca.

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                      FIRST DRONE FOOTAGE IN HOUSTON

                      FIRST DRONE FOOTAGE IN HOUSTON

                        I’m sharing the first video of us playing with our latest gadget – the drone. It is far more difficult than you might think, plus there are a ton of safety and privacy issues to keep in mind so we are trying to be respectful plus take it slow in learning how to use the drone. Hope you like the small peek at our neighborhood in Houston which is far greener than we had thought.

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                          EXPLORING LONDON – GRAFFITI TUNNELS, CLASSIC CARS AND BIG FURRY ANIMALS

                          EXPLORING LONDON – GRAFFITI TUNNELS, CLASSIC CARS AND BIG FURRY ANIMALS

                            With just a few hours free to explore London we decided to venture to a new part of the city and were not disappointed. The underground graffiti tunnel is quite the site and stumbling across a classic car meet-up was a delight for David. Encountering the furry animals walking down the street was a little odd, but it’s London so you never know what you might find. Come explore with us.

                             

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                            Waterloo Classic Car Club
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                              RESTAURANT REVIEW: CHEMISTRY101, MUMBAI

                              RESTAURANT REVIEW: CHEMISTRY101, MUMBAI

                                Monday Munchies: A Culinary Journey of Exploration

                                 

                                I recently enjoyed a truly fun evening with friends at a newly opened restaurant called Chemistry101 in the Kamala Mills area of Mumbai. I had heard the buzz surrounding this new gastro bar offering molecular gastronomy and was quite intrigued as to what that could possibly mean. With an award winning Welsh chef designing a menu of Indian and European fusion dishes, with a magical array of bubbles, clouds, and aromas it sounded like the perfect place to share a meal with a couple of fellow expats who were also open to new experiences.

                                 

                                “With the right infusion of flavors and imagination food could, and should, be magical” Chemistry101 Facebook

                                The restaurant is set on the ground floor of one of the corporate buildings within the Kamala Mills complex. Nothing fancy to report on the décor, just plenty of dark wood and glass topped tables. Perhaps the lack of theatrics with the décor allows the diners to concentrate on the elaborate feast they are about to enjoy. I noticed a few test tubes and chemistry-like equipment pieces dotted around on shelves, possibly designed to evoke the sentiment of food experimentation. The television on the wall seemed slightly out of place to me, a little distracting, and somewhat unnecessary considering the ‘show’ taking place on the tables. There are two levels to the restaurant, the lower being set out as a traditional restaurant and I’m told that upstairs will be more of a dance/function type space with bar and tapas style menu (upstairs was not open when I visited).

                                 

                                As the restaurant was newly opened they were not operating a full menu so our servers brought us a steady stream of dishes to sample. Each dish arrived with a fanfare of waiters to serve, to explain the concept of the dish, and to answer our many questions as it was just fascinating trying to work out what was being served. We tried a variety of veg and non veg dishes. I’ve shared a  video on this blog so you can get more of a true feel of our experience.

                                 

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                                I would describe this restaurant as much more than just a place to enjoy a somewhat unusual meal but as a culinary journey that will make you smile (or laugh and giggle as we did all evening long). Go with an open mind and an inquisitive palate and you will not be disappointed.

                                 

                                The Fact Sheet

                                 

                                Address: Times Tower, Kamala Mills, Mumbai

                                Phone: 02224967272/ 24969292

                                Hours: Daily: Noon to 3pm, 7pm to 1am
                                Chemistry 101 - Gastro Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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                                RESTAURANT REVIEW: CHEMISTRY101, MUMBAI

                                  MUMBAI – FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

                                  MUMBAI – FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

                                    I have been eating my way around Mumbai this week. Let me assure you that there is much more to this fascinating city than just curry. Take a look at my YouTube video to see my weeks adventure.

                                     

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                                    Follow this weeks food adventure in a city that has far more than just curry on offer (although that is delicious too). I visited a new restaurant called Chemistry101 offering molecular gastronomy, a local food market, and watched the entrepreneurs of the street food scene.

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                                      MUMBAI TRAVEL VLOG

                                      MUMBAI TRAVEL VLOG

                                        I am back in Mumbai and thought you might like to see what life as an expat is really like. This week I have taken my camera out and about with me during my weeks activities so come and explore the busy streets of Mumbai with me.

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