Recent Trip to India
So this is my first blog post and i am going to jump right in there with some stories from my most recent trip to India. The purpose of this trip was for business however I definitely managed to blend in some sightseeing too. The last time i was in India was when i was 6 years old and my memories from then have faded but i do have flashbacks of the not so good parts. I felt at this age however i would appreciate the trip more and i was also extremely excited to take photos along the way.
It was absolutely chaos from the second we stepped out the airport in Mumbai. We landed in what is now the ‘old’ airport and jumped into a taxi. The first thing i noticed was that there was NO lines on the road and everybody was just driving wherever they wanted to! It was mental, cars beeping literally every second until we got to the hotel about 45 mins away. I was so occupied looking out of the window that the journey didn’t even seem to take that long. Wherever you looked, something was going on. It just seemed like something out of a movie.
The purpose of the visit was for the opening of my store ‘Smile Bar’. Smile Bar is the first teeth whitening concept to be opened in India. Im sure many of you have already seen Teeth whitening concepts in malls or shops around the world but there wasn’t anything like it there so i’m hoping it does well because who doesnt want a bright white smile, right? (I will do a separate post on the launch)
Our hotel was in Bandra and although it was an amazing hotel within its boundaries, the second you step out of its boundaries you are faced with a lot of poverty and an extremely run down road along the coast. It was the same for everywhere we went, the more upmarket places were always mixed into the run down areas, i thought it was pretty cool though and it definitely added charm. To be honest the more run down parts were the most interesting as they were always so busy and it was incredible to just watch and capture the hustle and bustle of the place. The driver found it hysterical because I kept telling him to stop along the road so I could take photographs of everyday life there. He was used to it so had no idea why I thought it was so cool! Click on the pictures below to see them in full size!