Rajesh bought a new swift and we decided to go to the marine drive Friday midnight. I had been there last Sunday, but that can never be the reason to say no. We left at 9:30 after we finished our t/o’s and took the western express highway to south Mumbai. I had never been beyond Bandra on road and so this was the first.

We paid 75 bucks in toll (to and fro) on the sea-link and sped along on it. The ride was amazing. I got a close look at the structure, a sign of India’s progress over the last decade. The view of the city was amazing from the sea-link. The tall barricades on the sides prevented the view of the sea but the well-lit sky scrappers of Mumbai were a treat to watch along the way. Natasha and Akshay ditched us immediately after the sea link at worli and we then took to south Mumbai via the peddar road. All the restaurants on this road usually host big parties with a lot of celebs frequenting them.

On the way I even got to see the Antilla (Mukesh Ambani’s house). It did not even have a good entry from the main road. Apparently he doesn’t stay there! Goes to show how much money he has to waste. I also got to see Haji Ali from a distance. I do want to visit it again during daytime. The marine drive was amazing with the road curving to the right as we travelled all the way till Nariman Point. Rajesh and me were very hungry and so we decided to go to Bademiyyan again (2nd time in this week ) After a 15 mins wait, we got our food at 11Pm. I started to now develop a strange liking to the Butter chicken masala and the rumali rotis we get there.

Since no trip to Marine drive ends without a scoop of natural ice cream, we went there and I got myself a mango ice cream J YummY. Enjoying the starry night and listening to Jagadish’s belief in palmistry (which he kind of explained emotionally!) we spent 30 mins chilling out. It was almost 12:30 by the time we started and on our way back I sat in the front enjoying every moment of the next 1 hr drive back to Malad. It was an amazing road trip to marine drive – the high-rise buildings, traffic at midnight, imported cars, ice cream, sea-link and the amazing new swift. I want more! and a big thank you, Rajesh, for the ride :)


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