Hotel VIP Continental
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Dec. 3rd was a blur! What I do remember of the twisted time zone change hours we spent was this... 1. United Airlines is not my favourite airline. I longed to be flying with Lufthansa as the service is much better and you don't feel like you have to help out stewardesses to ensure your flight and everyone else's around you goes smoothly. Too bad there are pilot strikes. :) On the plane, I helped people get their meals who didn't get them the first time around. I picked ...
... with our endeavours elsewhere. But we crack later in Dkhenal after visiting a weaving village and I stuff a couple of beautiful sarees in my pack, I think I can sew them into a shirt or pants, who knows, but definitely too impressive to forego! There is one last pilgrimage on the quilt trail and its to Pipli in Orissa for a peep at the appliqué. There are examples in our quilt book which we are keen to see firsthand. We arrive in this little village with about ...
... so it was open. This place seems to be the only place in Kolkata which is clean and well looked after with manicured lawns and well groomed gardens.
Our friend Andy had sent us a challenge to try and replicate an old photo from 1856 (or there abouts). So after a bit of running around we came to a dead end as the area pictured had been totally rebuilt and none of the things existed anymore. But we did speak to Hari about it and he remembers the ...
... hotel is in a district far away from the city centre. So we hatch a new plan and though it proved to bit of a hassle we eventually find a new hotel that is centrally located. And what a shower this place has! It's been quite some time since we've had a full power, hot shower- so we were extremely psyched to find a place that actually provides a HOT shower!
Our time in Kolkata is short and sweet- so we decide to make ...
... got the strong ones in - cheers. We really didn't care though, it had been a long day and nothing was draining our spirits. We channel flicked giving the cricket, arsenal and utd 5 mins a piece. The bell boy knocked in the door and bought us some sort of nibbles- not too shabby, we were chuffed. They were what can only be described as battered balls of mashed potato. They were smallish balls and tasted a bit if popcorn, they weren't all that great but made the beer taste better. ...