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... been better if more of the group liked museums and didn't rush through. At mother Teresa's house I didn't think we would go in but somehow Kelly knocked and a nun let us in to see the tomb even though it wasn't visiting hours but we couldn't see the actually room and photo gallery. We walked a bit further to see the hospital but it also wasn't open and I was feeling worse at this point. We met up to go to dinner and caught the local Kolkata bus over to park street to go to a sort ...
... in Kolkata for 23 years and we asked him for some tips. His main things were, not to bother with the Kali temple and to ride the metro (after rush hour). We thought we would follow both suggestions.
That afternoon we went to the Indian Museum and stepped back about 150 years. The museum had rooms of dusty rocks and fossils in dusty cabinets all with just their Latin names on, we whizzed round these avoiding the families and those on dates. The interesting rooms ...
We arrived in Kolkata at 9am ready for a whistle stop tour of the famous city. A short taxi journey, with the obligatory period spent getting lost and even longer period stuck in traffic, and we found our hostel for the night. We were flying to Kerala the next evening so had one full day to entertain ourselves. The hotel was relatively grim, but we didn't spend too much time hanging around to think about it. A quick toothbrush and we were off to ...
... another kremation ghat. Here it was much more of a solomn affaire, but I still think iintens to see the deceased in front of us with their faces in the open and the family's grief public for all. The temple of the Sun in the neighboring town of Konark was visited by Tabitha and I, and it was very nice, although parts of it unfortunately is in bad conditions. We also took a boat trip in the lagoon Chilika close by, together with a lot of Indian tourists, where we ...
... a bag or two, & then moving on to the next. Later, he took out a marker, asked which person owned each duty free bag, & then wrote their names on each. It was incredibly amusing, & frustrating, to watch. While all this was going on the European(?) couple behind us were chanting & singing, & the teenage guy in front of us was wearing a Halloween mask. Very surreal.
We arrived, got our bags, & headed to the domestic terminal to find a ...