Hotel VIP Continental
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... yellow ambassadors running adding to the charm of the city.
Day 2 started by visiting Missionaries of Charity’s 'Motherhouse' to pay homage at Mother Teresa’s large, sober tomb. Located upstairs is the room where she worked and slept from 1953 to 1997, preserved in all its simplicity. From there we went to the South Park Cemetery. The Park Street Cemetery was one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, and probably the largest Christian ...
... guide assured us it was hygienic as the chap slices the coconut open in front of you, and gives you a straw. I still have my doubts about hand-washing, but finally gave in. It was delicious.
Then, the most interesting of all - a man providing a service where he would clean out your ears or tidy up your nose hairs.
The tour ended ...
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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 ...
... toured India, bringing Shakespeare to the masses. The whole place is an anachronism apart from its prices, which are definitely 2012! A strange place, but the lime soda was a good pick-me-up before we battled the touts lining the street that led us up to the entrance of Newmarket.
'You want spices?’
‘No I want cheese.’
‘You want pashmina? Beautiful pashmina.’
‘No I want cheese.’
... ou quelque chose d’un stand de rue à chaque mètre. Calcutta est la seule ville en Inde (peut-être du monde) où il y a encore des gens à tracter les rickshaws manuellement (ils ont essayé de les interdire il y a quelques années mais leur syndicat était trop puissant). Ils sont tirés par des gens très maigres et pieds nus. On a pris le métro plusieurs fois (environ 15 centimes le ticket), il est toujours très bondé et a des portes qui se referment ...