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TravelPod Member ReviewsDiplomat Hotel Kolkata (Calcutta)
The staff tries to do everything to satisfy their customers. They cleaned the floor and changed the towels when we asked for it. The room 18 was very big and quiet. No hot water though. Good location. Recommendable!
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... and visible thunderstorm I have ever seen going, it went on for hours. There was constant lightning for about an hour or so lighting up the skies. There are still horns blowing and hundreds of trucks filling up the roads. 8 hours down just another 6 hours left (or so I thought). Turns out it was actually a 24 hour journey, not a 12 hour one. We had averaged something like 10-15mph over the most hazardous roads imaginable. Writing this on my phone through all these ...
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Our first concert was a trip to Motihari, Bihar to play at the Champaran Festival. We took the train with our dear friend and Tabla accompanist Sudhir Ghorai to the northern edge of Bihar near the border of Nepal and arrived in Motihari; a city that is known for being the birth place of the great novelist George Orwell and for one of Gandhi's protest and fasts against the british ...
... In the north an official game of cricket, in the middle many unofficial games of cricket and in the south the grand colonial architectural delight of the Victoria Memorial. It was surrounded by luscious gardens in which young couples were taking an unusual opportunity to display public affection - something that is frowned upon in India - kissing on benches and canoodling on the well-cut lawns.
... had passed inspection, it was time to post the parcel. Guess what – they didn't have United Kingdom listed on their system! Never heard of it! We tried 'England' – no not heard of that one either – 'Britain' (you'd have thought there was a clue there) but no – 'Great Britain' –oh yes that's the one – you know, the one that used to govern India! By the time I'd finished my stint at the post office ...
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queue. When it was our turn we were told to go round the back of the counter. DJ
went off to get the customs forms for me, he was gone absolutely ages
– thought he'd had enough and buggered off! Eventually he came
back – it turns out they were out of custom forms, so they sent DJ out to
get them printed himself!
I had 4 identical forms to fill in – no carbon paper – listing the 17 items
individually, and all manner ...