day 44_Mumbai_first impressions

The infrastructure and transportation in Mumbai is horrendous! But travelling around the city is that much more interesting and fun. Compared to Chinese cities, it's dirtier and way more unplanned, but perhaps because of the chaotic and self-organizing nature, it feels more vibrant and alive.

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I had a chance to see the ostentatious Antilla house (below) by Perkins and Will only from a distance... too many complications. But I must admit, the building infuriated me. I don't even know why... I just couldn't believe that the whole thing was for one family; they have approximately 600 servants living with them. And as I was contemplating this preposterous design from the comfort of a car, people (some barefooted) were swiftly moving through the streets, navigating between the cars, trying to find shelter as the rain drops slowly started coming down.

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