Last night we chose to eat out for dinner. We left the hotel foyer at 7.30pm having asked the reception desk to book a table for us at http://www.royalchinaindia.com/ a taxi was hailed for us and off we went into the busy Mumbai traffic.
Remember we have our daughter Jill with us? She spent almost a year living and working in Mumbai in 2011. Consequently, she knows all the best places to go, and last night, her choice of restaurant was exceptional. We fancied a change and chose to eat Chinese style. I certainly have never experienced a Chinese restaurant of such quality. Modern decor, popular background music, and an iPad brought to your table to view the menu on!
This morning, after a leisurely breakfast at our own hotel we went for a walk in the morning sun, back to Colaba, both to collect Levi jeans from the branded store that we left yesterday for free alterations to the inside leg length to be done overnight, (FOC), and for me to buy a second pair of handmade leather shoes from Adamis, a top quality leather goods store there. After a brief browsing session on Colaba Markets, we turned the corner and came upon the famous Gateway To India, built to welcome King (I can't remember which one - sorry) on his first state visit to India. Across the way from here is the world famous Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, which has also featured in UK TV documentaries. In we went for lunch - Jill's Taj Group Gold Card in hand. Very pleasant it was too.
Back to our hotel after a brief (boring) interlude at the jeweller within the Oberoi Trident Hotel, and I am now sat by the pool writing this, while the ladies are in the Jiva Spa having pedicures.