DRINKING WATER, Mumbai

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  • BANDSTAND AT NIGHT
    BANDSTAND AT NIGHT
    by Amitu
  • DRINKING WATER
    by ASHFAQUE
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    NOT DRINK WATER FROM TAPS OR...

    by ASHFAQUE Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: NOT DRINK WATER FROM TAPS OR AN UNFILTERED SOURCE. This is the prime reason why travellers coming from Non-Asian countries fall sick and ruin their trip. Bottled water is ubiquitous and is priced very reasonably.I have placed this comment here be'coz in my opinion, this is the first thing travellers, who are accustomed to drinking water from taps (north americans, europeans etc.) should keep in mind.

    Fondest memory: I miss the suburban Bombay life the most. I was born and raised in the suburb of BANDRA and what I miss most is the cosmopolitan nature of that suburb. I miss hanging out with my friends,sitting on top of the car, parked near the shoreline (place called BANDSTAND), sipping a fresh orange juice with a spicy vegetable sandwich from the roadside stall.(that particular roadside stall makes more moolah than some high-end restaurants located just a stone's throw away)

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    DO NOT DRINK WATER FROM TAPS

    by Amitu Updated Feb 5, 2003

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    BANDSTAND AT NIGHT

    Favorite thing: DO NOT DRINK WATER FROM TAPS OR AN UNFILTERED SOURCE.

    This is the prime reason why travellers coming from Non-Asian countries fall sick and ruin their trip. Bottled water is ubiquitous and is priced very reasonably.I have placed this comment here be'coz in my opinion, this is the first thing travellers, who are accustomed to drinking water from taps (north americans, europeans etc.) should keep in mind.

    You may sometimes encounter backpackers who drink the local water everywhere and claim no ill effects. Whether this is because they have an unusually robust intestinal tract or because they have not yet encountered anything serious, it's hard to say. Some travelers swear by papaya or yogurt (recommended - eating both regularly helps your digestive system) and others rely on the powers of gurus, gods, or fate. One young woman was going high tech, with a battery device that sent current through her body to purify her gut.

    Fondest memory: I miss the suburban Bombay life the most. I was born and raised in the suburb of BANDRA and what I miss most is the cosmopolitan nature of that suburb. I miss hanging out with my friends,sitting on top of the car, parked near the shoreline (place called BANDSTAND), drinking fresh orange juice with a spicy vegetable sandwich from the roadside stall.(that particular roadside stall makes more moolah than some high-end restaurants located just a stone's throw away)

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    Happening Place to be in

    by travelglobe Written Sep 10, 2005

    Favorite thing: Most locals understand English , local languages spoken are Marathi,Hindi , Gujarati, its a melting pot of many cultures ,faiths . City is always on the move . Ensure you only drink packaged water ,easlily avaialbe at most general and food stores. Apply a sunscreen during march - may if your skin is sensitve , you can chk out local cusine if you are adventerous ie love spicy food . avoid eating from road side vendors . When travelling by cab /auto rickshaw ( tuk-tuk) always pay by the tariff card . Best means to expore if you are in Colaba is on foot , most of the shops , museum, Gateway of Inida are in 2 sq miles range . Expect some locals to stare at woman esp if they wear western outfits . You may encounter many beggars seeking alms plz avoid encouraging them giving alms as you may find many others asking for more. You can visit local pubs Cafe Mondegar for some Indian Beer and drinks.

    Fondest memory: I miss the local poatao-burger . called locally as vada pav costs Rs 5/- , local fish Pomfret , prawns fried koliwada style , I recommend Mahesh Lunch Home a good restaurant for sea food its located in Fort area . Near Honriman Circle . . / an evening stroll down the Marine Drive also known as Queens Necklace .

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