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This is Day 1 of the Round the World for Food video series with Star Alliance:

I started off at home in Bangkok. One of the parts of traveling as a blogger and vlogger includes lots of equipment. I try to keep my video gear to a minimum so that I have maximum flexibility and mobility, but I still need quite a lot of gear. However, it doesn’t matter if I travel for 1 year or 1 day, I’ll need about the same equipment.

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After having dinner at home in Bangkok, we took a taxi to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Luckily traffic wasn’t too bad and we arrived to the airport a little while after 7 pm.

For our first leg of the trip we flew with Air India from Bangkok to Mumbai. One of the best parts about this round the world trip is that Star Alliance sponsored us not only for the flights, but for business class flights, and so for this entire trip we’ll be flying on business class.

Air India was quite nice and as soon as we got in the air it was time for dinner. There are both veg and non-veg meal options on Air India, and I chose non-veg, which for dinner happened to be Indian prawns curry, which was served with rice, chapati, daal makhani and a few other side dishes. The prawns curry on Air India was fantastic. It wasn’t too oily or buttery and it had great flavor with a nice cardamom spice to it.

The flight from Bangkok to Mumbai on Air India was about four hours, and both my wife Ying and I fully enjoyed our seats and the relaxation. We landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at almost midnight.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the main airport in Mumbai. From there, we took a prepaid taxi to South Mumbai, to an area of Mumbai called Colaba. I didn’t know this at the time, but you can choose to take an AC taxi or a non-AC. I didn’t think there would be such a big price difference, but the AC taxi to Colaba cost 950 INR ($14.21), while I think the non-AC would have been about half the price.

I had pre-booked The Gordon House Hotel in Mumbai.

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Disclosure: This trip was made possible by Star Alliance and their Round The World tickets who covered my business class flights. I personally paid for all food and attractions.

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