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Photo by Caleb Brooks

Mumbai – The beginning

This morning we visited the Keneseth Eliyahoo synagogue, one of the oldest Synagogues in Mumbai, dating back to the early 20th century. Then we visited the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly known as the Prince of Wales museum, and enjoyed the exhibits, sculptures and the various Indian weapons on display. I particularly enjoyed the Katar, a sort of ancient scissor knife used in combat. We then went to Humsafar trust and learned about their history and pioneering work in LGBT rights and HIV prevention and treatment in Mumbai.

In terms of food, we ate breakfast at the military cafe and had some nice omelette sandwiches and bun maska (parsee buttered buns.)We ate lunch at swati snacks and had vada pav, a famous Mumbai dish where a potato is fried in flour and eaten in a soft bun sandwich, cheese spinach dosa, and I personally had cheese masala pav (sort of an Indian pizza on soft bread.) We stopped by naturals for seasonal fruit ice cream like strawberry and black grape. We finished with a pleasant dinner at The Table. We were joined by Alex Fager, a BYI 5.0 alum, currently working at an NGO in Mumbai.