Nautica diary: Our second day in Bombay gives us a much more thorough look at a fascinating city

Day 19: Bombay (Mumbai), India (Part 2) ABOARD OCEANIA’S NAUTICA — We joined an all-day Oceania excursion on day two in Bombay and gained a new perspective on the city even with some overlap of sights. First, it was a work day and what seemed like a busy but manageable city on Sunday was monumentally congested with people and vehicles on Monday. Second, our guide, Silpa, a wise and well-traveled woman, offered some additional insights. She started …

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Nautica diary: Our first day in Bombay/Mumbai is a quiet Sunday and we see key sights

Day 18: Bombay (Mumbai), India (Part 1) ABOARD OCEANIA’S NAUTICA — Three taxis. Three taxis within ¼ mile. The first one didn’t even get us out of the port before it stopped, the driver flagging down an incoming taxi and, after a brief conversation saying, “get-in, he’ll take you.” So, we climbed into cab #2 and exited through the port security gate, then stopped again within 50 yards. Our driver exited and held a brief, heated discussion …

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