As I walked down this street, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of excitement to finally be in a place unlike anything I had ever seen:
Here is the car I eventually got into:
Here are some photographs from my first day exploring Mumbai:
This field offered a nice change from the congestion of the city and I settled in to watch a pick-up cricket game. I did have to get up rather quickly at one point as it suddenly became clear that I was sitting in center field!
In the distance of the cricket match is a tower which turned out to belong to the University of Mumbai. I managed to snap these photos from inside the University before a guard told me no pictures were allowed. What is it with the Indians and their government buildings? At the airport they made it very clear that no pictures would be tolerated.
In my wanderings I came across a Catholic church that looked pretty, so I wanted to explore it and thus very nearly crashed a wedding in progress. If I had been paying attention, I might have noticed this getaway car parked out front!
Here are some of the first-day-wanderings animals: