One of the biggest perks of travel in India is the relatively low cost of food and activities for travelers. With one day in Mumbai, you can eat exotically for $100.
Let’s start with some iconic sites you can see for free. If you’re up and about for sunrise (which you might be due to jet lag) the Gateway of India is a beautiful site to see with the rising sun behind it. Old-fashioned boats line the harbor behind the gate and make for a wonderful photo opportunity.
A good second stop in the early morning hours is the open-air laundry neighborhood, where you can wander through the narrow streets and see the largest traditional “laundromat” in India. The piles of colorful saris and clothing are hand-washed under the open sky.
If you’re feeling brave enough to try some street food and take your chances with Dehli belly, try some chai tea from a local vendor for around $2. The chai is made with condensed milk and will come extremely hot, so prepare your taste buds to be simultaneously burned and pleased.
If you’re in the mood for more sightseeing, visiting the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station is worth a few minutes of your time. The ornate Victorian railway is a UNESCO World HeritagesSite and the interior is just as beautiful as the exterior.
For dinner, spend your food budget for the day at The Bombay Canteen. While pricier than most restaurants, the restaurant serves up a Michelin-worthy tasting menu of Indian dishes in a lively and light atmosphere. You’ll get to taste traditional flavors from the old city as well as sampling new takes on the classics.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
One of Georgia’s greatest cultural gifts might be coming to an end. The Redneck Games, which began in 1996, have seen a dip in attendance in recent years. A lack of sponsors means many of us might never know the joys of “bug zapping by spitball” unless an influx of travelers can help revive the event.