Mumbai and its many smells

I had not traveled to any country more exotic than Israel (and its Ethiopian neighborhoods) up until a week ago with my arrival in India, so its hard to say whether this is, as some Westerners have told me, "a place unlike any other." But there's no doubt this is a place unlike any other that I've seen. There are certain aspects that resemble Latin America, Israel, even the U.S., but the differences stand out further. The thing is, I've only been in Mumbai living in a touristy area for one week so I'm sure there's plenty more culture shock in the rest of the country that will leave me jaw-dropped.

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