Monday 1 October 2012 - Monday 1 October 2012
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First CouchSurfing host met.
Saurabh, where we will be living from Oct 3 to Oct 10, was in Mumbai and we had drinks & dinner with him. He took us to Leopold Cafe, one of the place that was attacked with hand grenade during the Mumbai terrorists attacks, a few years back. It felt strange to be in this place, knowing what happened there, and seeing life continuing, even after such sad events happened. Apparently, the owner re-opened only 2 days after the attack. Courage is the word in this case.
We ended that with a dinner at restaurant Olympia. Typical Indo-muslim restaurant. Typical Indo-muslim customers & staff. And typical awkward moment. We were the only women in the restaurant... and therefore, the main attraction... Staff coming out of the kitchen to watch us eat and all. Lucky for us, Saurabh took care of the order – which was excellent! - and the talking part... and the bill part.
And I'm not even mentioning the dirty spoon, scratched with love by a dirty nail to clean it, before it was given to me by our waiter. My immune system is gonna be so strong...