Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 08:42 PM
Subject: Hello from Bombay!
Having a little time to kill after a nice American breakfast I decided to venture out and explore the garden I’ve been watching people meditate and wander around all morning. As I rode the elevator down to the hotel lobby I realized it was full of smoke like the place was on fire, but no one seemed alarmed and the desk informed me it was medicine for the mosquitoes. She said it was very safe to breathe, so I walked out into the bright sunny cloud outside and was immediately almost mowed down by a bicycle, and then approached by a beggar. Needless to say, I never made it to the garden. I thought I could handle sitting alone at the little cafe safe inside the hotel, but suddenly the metal detector and all these loud alarms started going off and everyone started scrambling. The front desk yelled up to me leaning over the balcony concerned, not to be alarmed and all was okay. I am safe and sound locked in the room now.READ MORE