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I know, I know - an Alanis Morrissette title - I'm sorry!!
We flew from Varanasi to Kolkata (Calcutta) a little bit earlier than expected due to my extreme punctuality and a little mix up at check in meaning they accidentally put us on a flight to Kolkata 90 minutes before the one we booked. This is pretty much typical India and we didn't …
... hard life here... I've already started planning what I want to get. A sari is certainly in order.
Tonight we brought out the iPads because one girl was humming "Mary had a little lamb" and a lightbulb *dinged* above my head. So I taught Kushbu how to play it and she taught Puja and Muni and then I taught Seema "Twinkle Twinkle". Not only was this a blast but Seema, whose name everyone seems to keep reminding her means "limit" ...
... Oops. We did take some water.
In Kolkata we had to leave the security area & check back through. Inside the domestic terminal we expected to grab lunch. The fact that there were only a couple stands that were offering reheated food was pretty disappointing. Kelly had a chicken salad sandwich. She received a roll with round, gray compressed chicken parts with pickled vegetables & melted cheese. She knew something was amiss when they put a ...
... Indian eye poor. However for me it was one big interesting adventure and before I came to India I assumed it would be like this. People carrying stuff, buses and taxi’s everywhere, selling clothes on the street, dirty side streets where people try to make a living. Apart from the daily life there are quite some sights to be seen as the Victoria Memorial, Old Court, 2 churches and more for the enthusiast. I ...
... 8211; the noise was unbelievable! When the taxi pulled up in an insanely busy street, full of stalls, cows, people, rickshaws, autorickshaws, cars and buses, all we had time for was a quick glance to one another before being thrown in at the deep end…best way after all!
We were greeted by Rupak, who was running Crazy Wanderers, and the whirlwind began. He was blatantly kind and generous, and protective of us ...
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Nice hotel with spacious and comfortable room. I love the food, breakfast buffet and dinner at the hotel restaurant. Friendly staff. Recommended for Business Traveler.
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