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  1. Shane Prather
    September 18, 2019 @ 10:08 pm

    I love reflections on the diversity of any given city. I have been wanting to visit India for some time. You have put Mumbai on my list!

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    • dankiteski
      September 22, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

      Thanks, Shane, I’m glad you liked it.

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  2. Medha Verma
    September 19, 2019 @ 9:11 am

    That is a very nicely detailed post on a city that most Indians have very mixed feelings about. It’s one of the most densely populated (as you’ve rightly pointed out) and chaotic cities in the country yet when one lives there a while, they begin to fall in love with it. Also, you rightly said, Bombay is a feeling whereas Mumbai is a city and even today, I always refer to it as Bombay. I’ve lived there for 3 years and somehow didn’t manage to visit many of the places you’ve talked about, never seen the flamingos!

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    • dankiteski
      September 22, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

      Thank you, Medha, your comment means a lot coming from someone that lived in Mumbai 🙂

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  3. Purvi Kamaliya
    September 19, 2019 @ 2:13 pm

    Mumbai is my favorite city to live in and I love it for the its contrast. It has everything to make even a common man happy. Mumbai is not just a city, it is a feeling. Could connect with every point you have mentioned here.

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    • dankiteski
      September 22, 2019 @ 12:31 pm

      Indeed, Purvi. Thank you for your comment, I’m glad you liked the article.

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  4. Neha
    September 19, 2019 @ 6:53 pm

    These facts have me thinking about going back to visit Mumbai. The bridge and expensive building is so interesting. Also the non selfie zones. Crazy what people do for that photo. I love the information you have given on this post and will save it for when I go. That street food- OMG I remember the best bombbay sandwiches with chai

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    • dankiteski
      September 22, 2019 @ 12:36 pm

      It’s an absolutely amazing city, Neha. I’m glad to hear this article inspired you to visit again

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  5. Paul Healy
    September 20, 2019 @ 9:23 am

    It must be very interesting to see all those contrasts in a country that already offers so much culture shock. Even just experiencing such limited space must have been interesting. I like your tips on eating street food, I think if hygiene is an issue street food is the way to go – you can see how quickly its moving!

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    • dankiteski
      September 22, 2019 @ 12:37 pm

      It sure is, Paul. Thank you for stopping by and dropping a comment

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  6. Anita
    September 20, 2019 @ 10:53 am

    I was in Mumbai many years ago and I can see it changed. It used to be a wild city 😀 now looks more organized and clean. I am not sure, though, if I want to visit it again.

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    • dankiteski
      September 22, 2019 @ 12:42 pm

      It’s a great time to visit again, I suppose 🙂

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  7. Jen and Hen
    September 20, 2019 @ 11:53 am

    This was an absolutely amazing read, super interesting to learn about Mumbai. The selfie fact is crazy! Also love that there’s so many packed lunches being delivered every day. We don’t know that much about India at all, but the more we read the more we want to visit.

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    • dankiteski
      September 22, 2019 @ 12:45 pm

      Visiting India is an incredible experience and you guys should definitely visit!

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  8. Christopher Mitchell
    September 22, 2019 @ 3:45 am

    I haven’t been to Mumbai in a number of years, but this does entice me to get back sometime soon and explore. I always seem to find my way back to India!

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    • dankiteski
      September 22, 2019 @ 12:45 pm

      I can totally relate 🙂

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  9. Alexander Popkov
    September 22, 2019 @ 4:50 am

    Looks like it is the city of extremes. I think, this could be the topic for my photo story if I go there. There is just too much “the most…s”. How come I never knew it before?

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    • dankiteski
      September 22, 2019 @ 12:45 pm

      I’m glad to hear you could learn some new interesting facts from this article, Alex 🙂

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  10. Kevin | Caffeinated Excursions
    September 24, 2019 @ 7:28 am

    This was truly a riveting read. I am headed to Kochi next month for my very first trip to India and am beyond excited, although it looks like it will be a totally different experience from the sprawling metropolis that is Mumbai. I was intrigued by the selfie deaths so I clicked your link, and that’s both sad but also interesting. I guess I won’t be taking any while I’m there for my own safety! The fact that the city used to be seven islands is also pretty crazy! I can only imagine what it was like to fill that land so long ago.

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    • dankiteski
      September 28, 2019 @ 10:08 am

      I’m glad to hear that, Kevin! I hope you have a great time in India and of course, do leave some time for exploring Mumbai 🙂

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  11. Trijit
    October 4, 2019 @ 7:54 am

    I had to live in Mumbai for near about 3 months. And I know how difficult it is to get in a local train in office time. 😛

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    • dankiteski
      October 4, 2019 @ 10:17 am

      HAHA. It was almost impossible for me.

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