Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

This past week of work has been very busy. Fortunately I got to relax this weekend and enjoy some time with friends in Mumbai. My first stop was to go to the famous sandwich shop. They only prepare one kind of sandwich, but it is delicious. And per usual, I can only hope that they had washed their hands before doing the food prep.

Next I visited a local temple. Apparently it’s one of the better ones in Mumbai because they don’t force you to give money. The decorations were very nice. They even had some traditional religious music being played.

At night I went to the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, which is a nine day event that celebrates local artists. It’s been going on for 15 years with very interesting pieces of art on display. I saw a butterfly rickshaw, hornet Vespa, and many handicrafts. One very unique exhibit was a walkthrough of water bottles that was supposed to simulate the sound of a rainstorm. There were also live performances.

I had dinner at a restaurant called Umami that specializes in Burmese cuisine. The dish I had is called Khao Swye, which is a mix of wheat noodles, chicken, and vegetables in a spicy coconut milk broth. So good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I ended my weekend adventures with brunch at my friend’s house. We had a traditional Indian breakfast of chai, samosas, and other goodies.

Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

 

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