Things we love

It's seriously cheap. They drive freestyle. Sit back and roll with it – that's just how it’s done here. People in Mumbai have 'train friends' that last for years. Something to think about the next time that guy with the big mac sits next to you. You can buy ANYTHING.  One guy tried to sell BarChick a birthday balloon the size of a car…obvs we bought it. Put on your best regal English accent and you can get into pretty much anywhere.

Things we wish we'd known

The Indian head wobble means yes AND no, it works for them, but not always for you. There's a 25% tax on alcohol, so your bill will always be a lot bigger than you were expecting. Make sure your taxi driver resets the metre when you get in the car or you will be ripped off. "5 minutes" actually means at least 30.