Wednesday, day 6 – Documentary afternoon and more wandering

  Wednesday we had the possibility to enjoy a slow morning – we had only one meeting in the afternoon. We had breakfast, bread omelette and chai tea, at TISS cantine and read local newspapers. Mumbai Mirror (local “Expressen”) was the most entertaining one, with its horoscope and sex help...

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Tuesday, day 5 – Centre for Social Action (CSA)

Our second visit was to a NGO, working with development and social issues in the outskirts north of Mumbai. This day proved to be the longest and sweatiest day so far, with a two hours long bus ride combined with Mumbai’s warmest day in a decade with 38 degrees (you...

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Sunday, day 3 – Elephant island and Indian comedy

Sunday’s biggest project was to explore  one of the main tourist attractions of Mumbai, the Elephant island. A slightly misleading name when the only animals we met were banana-stealing monkeys. Originally, the name comes from a grand elephant statue made of stone, which however now is destroyed. Left on the...

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Saturday, day 2 – Getting used to Mumbai

The first night at the guest house at TISS – Tata Institute of Social Sciences was highly rewarding and a ten hours sleep in air conditioned rooms was just what we needed. The rooms are very good, equipped with TV, AC and a “so so” working computer. The electricity is out at least once a...

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On the move: Copenhagen-Paris-Mumbai

Hello all! We’ve arrived in Mumbai, safe and sound. Thursday was spent hanging out at airports in Copenhagen and Paris where we played cards, ate croissants and macarons (from Ladurée, omnomnom) and finally just became incredibly passive while waiting for our flight to take off. The flight to India was...

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Day 6 – Firenze, the city of art

On Thursday morning the alarm sounded before 6 am. Still half-asleep, we walked in a crisp weather to the railway station and took a train towards Firenze (Florence). During the one and half hour ride some of us slept, while others tried to wake up. Before 9 am we were...

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