Ok, I'm embarrased! I promised you guys pics, and as I look thru my reel, most of the pics are off my gorgeous fly, all oh whom have never heard of a blog, and who would not appreciate their pictures flying all over the internet. Also I never do the touristy thing when I go to Mumbai, so I don't have any pictures of statutes and stuff....and frankly I was debating taking pictures of the hut people, but I didn't want to be one of those people who pointed a lens at them and said, give me your best 'i'm really poor smile.' So Instead you get, these pictures. The first one above is the view from my cousins house where I spent the week.
Here are my legs, which are badly swollen from the 50 bites on each leg I got at the cemetery, on the first day. What can I say, i have sweet blood, and they all wanted a sip (HAR HAR HAR,)
In my attempts to perfect my 'future' role as charity wife, I visited the National Institute of the Blind. Here is a board which shows the amount of money donated so far. I think its great that the Canadian Government's name is even on there....but surely the government could give a little more.
The number of jobs found for the blind. Call centers are big employers....
One of the blind women making us lunch. My mother say this picture and said, "Even a blind women can cook...what's your problem??"
As part of their fund raising efforts the blind make rakhi's and garlands to sell.
India is in expansion, they are now widening the roads, to better accomodate the Honda's, Hummers, Ferraris, that are making their way onto Mumbai's roads.
Frankly speaking, they are always digging out there, its like they are putting Adam Smith's theory on employment to good use....to keep the people employed, have them dig....and dig and dig....
I ate a lot. I confess, that it was rather ironic, considering most people relate India to a bunch of starving people.
This was taken at a restaraunt that specializes in steam plates.....the food is so absolutely amazing out there.... they have all types and kinds of food, except that add a little something that makes it soooo much more tastier....
You know how we strap our kids into their car seats, and we wear seat belts? Well when my dad saw this family on their bike (yes all four of them on a bike) he couldn't help but roll down the window and ask to take a picture of them.
At first they thought he was krazee.....i mean they gave him the, look, then they saw the camera, and flashed us some beautiful smiles.