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Bridges, Ghats, Flower Markets
We had motored over the Vivekananda Setu (New Howrah Bridge) a suspension bridge over the main river in Kolkata, the Howrah. We came back over the older of the two main bridges, Vidyasagar Setu (popularly called the Second Hooghly Bridge). We made it over to the flower market where thousands of meticulously arranged flowers are ...
... sideways nod of his head. He led us down the street to a young muslim fella with a beard and dressed in a while beanie cap and sort of a dress. He had a street cart with bongs, cigarettes, etc. What were we doing there? Then after a short conversation with my driver in Bengali -( I don't think this guy knew any english) - like a magician, he pulls a pack of SIM cards out from back behind his stall. Nice and legal. My driver then told me to give him ...
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... ended up buying a saree which was an experience in itself! Then Liam took photos as they wrapped the saree on me, it's actually quite difficult to put one on properly. All up I got the whole Indian look for $30 nzd! Which considering they range in price from $10 - $140 I didn't think was too bad. Of course I had to get bindis and bracelets to go with the whole outfit - now I just need something to wear it to....maybe Christmas. After shopping I had totally tired out ...