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In Safe Hands - a prayer for Sai Baba of Shirdi.

By iancochrane, published on Feb 27, 2013

A dancing doll bobs on a string of beads slung from the top of a grimy windscreen, swinging back and forth like a hypnotist’s watch. The emaciated figure has a white beard and is dressed in a loose-fitting skullcap and long tunic of white. Meet the Indian mystic Sai Baba of Shirdi; a holy man, guru, sufi or saint, who may have been Muslim or Hindu – nobody seems too sure.

I’m taking an open-sided auto-rickshaw – túk-túk in local speak – from the office back to my hotel. The trip takes an hour now that Mumbai is awake. Roller doors shuttered this morning are now wide open. Teams of tradesmen... (more)

Tags: traffic, mumbai, taxis, sai baba, beggars, tuk-tuks, shirdi, guru, saint, sufi, bombay

Son of Scam: Travel Scams We Know and Love, Part Two

By Steve Gillick, published on Feb 1, 2013

...ensure they see the watermark, indicating the legality of the tender. Of course you did not do this when you exchanged money. You trusted the fact that you were in the airport. Next time you’ll be more careful.

So with your local currency in hand, you hop into one of the ‘legal’ taxis outside the terminal building. The driver is friendly and asks if this is your first time in the country. You say YES. WRONG! You have just given a potentially unscrupulous person enough information to start the ‘welcome to my country-Scam’. If it’s your first time, then chances are... (more)

Tags: scams, travel, hotel, steve gillick, travel scams, cardboard children, the bump, concierge, taxis, taxi scams

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