Mumbai: Traffic

One of my favourite things about India is the traffic. Mostly the fact that traffic signs are nonexistent, there is no specific number of lanes, traffic lights are entirely decorative and it's perfectly normal for one to be crossing the street alongside a cow, hoping they won't get run over (but knowing the cow will definitely be safe). The noise, of course, you need to be there to appreciate, but let me just tell you what my Indian friends told me: there are no rules, if you don't use the horn you just won't get through. But, what I like the most is the absurd number of took-touks or auto-rikshaws, the tiny cabs that you can only find in the suburbs. They are open on the sides and so flexible that they can usually manoeuvre their way through the limited space between cars regularly stuck in traffic. I did my best to capture them in the photos below! They are complete madness!

Find also some photos taken at Pali Bhavan restaurant in Mumbai, a beautiful new place serving modern Indian food. I'm literally drooling at the thought of warm paratha bread!

This is my last post from Mumbai, the next one will be from Istanbul! Hope you enjoyed the mini series and learnt new things about India!

 Thanks for reading!

Outfit Details:
Helmut Lang top
Karen Millen embellished flats (old)
The Row sunglasses
Vintage necklace
Zara oversized bag
Urban Outfitters friendship bracelet and ring bought on the mountains 

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  1. Beautiful pictures!

    I like your shoes and bag <333

  2. Perfect look, amazing pants! :D

    xx MJ

  3. The great India! Between the traffic cross the street on the colours!

  4. Loving your blog..following it. Like the way you have shot India..
    An Indian blogger..

    1. thanks so much, it means a lot to hear that from an Indian :)


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