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Hi everyone! Hope everyone is well. It took a while to finally find some time and a good reliable cyber cafe! So ... we are now in Thailand after spending a very interesting week in some parts of India: Delhi, Bagdogra, Siliguri, the Himalayan cities Darjeelign and Kalimpong, and finally Kolkatta (Calcutta). I am not sure yet what to exactly say …
9th January 2008 Hugh: Just a quick note to let you know that we have arrived in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). Everything went smoothly with the flight over here. Jet Airways were fantastic and we'd recommend them to anyone. Although we feel sorry for the cabin crew who had to deal with lots of very drunk India men (we're not sure how they managed …
· Watching a Bollywood movie at the cinema, with the locals cheering, screaming, whistling, and knee slapping laughter.
· Eating amazing Indian food with our hands.
· An Indian cooking class.
· Strolling through the tribal villages of Orissa.
· Getting amongst the local Hindu festivities in Udaipur.
· Most of all, ...
We spent most of our time learning and working on Raga Shree, and new raga for us that is to be played in the early evening time. Raga Shree is to be ...
... inside. Dinner was at the Indian run Tung Fong Chinese restaurant - when in Calcutta ... Emily rejoined us after dinner.
Tuesday 6th Phil, Debbie and Michelle have gone ahead this morning on the truck - we are following tomorrow by train. I walked through the Maidan, a huge park originally opened up to allow for a decent field of fire from the British Fort George. Now it is an area where the locals can play cricket and football, and graze their horses and goats! ...