Jul 27, 2009

Hello Mumbai

We are here in Mumbai!!! The flights and transfers were good, no complaints at all. Jet Air was better than the first leg on Air Canada. The team on Jet were very welcoming and helpful and friendly. We were met at the airport by Amit, our travel advisor and new friend. He made sure we were taken to the hotel and gave us the Mumbai 101 lessons before we departed. We got to the Palms and it is beautiful, the pool especially. Unfortunately the walls were covered in Mildew and nothing was very clean. The doctors sent us flowers at the Palms and we felt very welcomed by them. We did take a dip at 1:30 am before the rain started. Today when we got up we had plans to head out with Amit and a couple from Denver to look at service apartments and we ended up at the Vits hotel to see the rental suites, and at this time we decided to make the move to the Vits. It is very clean and central and everyone else just happens to be staying here. It is in the middle of Mumbai chaos. Amit made up a great story to get us out of the Palms and we had to play along. Its an amazing place! We look out our room and see a shanty town, and as sad as this is, it is equally as common. After a great day out we came to Vits to check in and rest a bit. At 7pm the phone rang and it was Amit telling us it was time for dinner. We went downstairs and met three couples, two babies, two doctors and Amit. The food was great and the company was great aswell. Here are two snapshots of typical Mumbai







So now its 11:30 pm and we are going to try to rest. Tomorrow we will spend the afternoon with the doctors who will reach us on the cell phone they gave us this evening.
Will try to update the blog tomorrow.

9 comments:

  1. Kerrie, I'm so excited for you! You are in my prayers!

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  2. Have fun, absorb it all because when u go back for your baby, its a different feel. Sending lots of love and sticky!!!

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  3. I am glad that you arrived safely. Have a great time and enjoy every minute. You are in excellent hands :) Can't wait to hear more.

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  4. Hi Kerrie, I found Mumbai overwhelming at first but got used to the 'rush feeling' quite soon. Enjoy your stay (btw love to see pics of the Vits?) And all the luck with the lab thingies!!!

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  5. I'm so jealous - party time in Mumbai will be over before I get there!!! Enjoy spending time with those precious new babies. And have fun. Mumbai is great, even if it is overwhelming to start with.


    Lisa

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  6. Kerrie and Mark,
    I'm saying lots of prayers for a positive for you. Love, Gege

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  7. Great to hear you've arrived safely! Wishing you the very best for your upcoming FET!!!

    I'll be interested to hear opinion about VITS as a option for baby pick-up, reviews on TripAdvisor are mixed -- some complaints about internet access / cost of this.

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  8. So glad you have arrived safely! Thinking of you everyday....Rebecca

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  9. Your post has given me the itchiest feet!!! I wish we were travelling today instead of in two days time!!!!!

    WOW!

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