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Early rise and went to prem Dan, mother Theresa house for sick and destitute. The walk there was unreal, everyone saying hello and real dirty slums around us, mounds of garbage everywhere. Lots of people just sitting on the road making and cooking and selling food. Prem Dan was a very nice and relaxing place for older, disabled and sick ...
Many foreign Catholics make the pilgrimage to Calcutta and volunteer for weeks or months. It seems the Protestants own the northeast states but the Catholics dominate in Calcutta.
Ostentatious Display of Wealth
South Park Cemetery was next. It is the place where early British traders and settlers are buried in elaborate tombs in a park like setting. Some ...
... is close to millennium park. Eden garden is just an walking distance from this place. We also visited other interesting places in Kolkata like Belur Math, Dakhineswar Kali, Birla Mandir, Victoria Memorial etc. which I am putting in other blogs.You can see some more pictures of Millennium park in my google+ album below.
... a toy car. If I stopped they let me know that I needed to keep going. They are very good at letting you know what they want. Later Sister brought out chalk and they preceded to have all the volunteers draw pictures for them.
We are now staying in a quest house at St. James Church down the street from Mother House. It needs work and doesn't have air conditioning but it is cheap and besides sharing ...
... heat, over 40. I was pouring water into myself at the rate of a litre an hour as I walked for 3 hours but still felt that I was dehydrating. I think half the problem is that when I'm on a mission I forget how to walk slowly. The cemetery is an oasis in the middle of the city, hidden behind high walls, with a small cast iron entry gate. Inside the gardeners face a constant battle keeping the tropical vegetation at bay. I ...