After passing my first day in India, I felt comfortable about how to handle this country as a tourist, so the sky is the limit, I said to myself, I was so wrong “The tuk-tuks are the limit”.
I start my day decided to visit the south of Mumbai; I expected more traffic than the day before because was Sunday. But as soon I tried to request my Uber I notice there weren't cars available in UberX or UberBlack models, so weird right, the situation gets worse when some vehicles appear available, but the rate increased until a factor of 8.
Trying to understand the situation, I did the supposition maybe people start their days in the office around 9 or 10 am, so I skip the Uber to avoid the rush hour, and I decide to walk towards airtel office to try to get connected to The Internet from my cell phone.
I bring in theory the requirement to get a sim card from Airtel: passport, a passport copy, a photo and copy of visa. But, the manager of the shop said I need a valid visa for at least 90 days to get sim cards, WTF right. For that reason, I had to call to India 911 in my case I contact Parth Gohil, and he rescue me request a sim card for him, lucky me he had two photographs in his wallet, BTW, who has two pictures in his wallet nowadays just in case :P.
Having a sim card, but not connected yet because the activation process takes 24 hours, Parth explain to me that maybe the user rise in prices was related with the Tuk-tuks, or Rickshaws, as they are named in India, were in Strike, as soon he mention I realise the street looks different. So, I decided to Stay a couple of hours in Parth hotel’s room until the Rickshaws apocalypse past.
At lunchtime, Cary Gordon a former Drupal Association board member and Ashwini Kumar a developer from Srijian join us and we went to a Punjabi restaurant, food, and talk was so good that we forget to take a picture of us in the restaurant. Shame on us.
After lunch Rickshaws, their apocalypse still happens, but Uber prices reach a moderate 1.6 price factor. So Cory and I went to visit Bandra Fort and Carter Road in Bandra West.
I have to say that my conversation with Cory was exquisite because the told me about his experience as a board member of Drupal Association member.
To end the day, I had a dinner with Josef Dabernig.
it’s good to have time to talk with members of the Drupal community. In my concern, the DrupalCon Asia started today.