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... 5 each per day,
They drive on the left - most of the time...!
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... shopping a little messier than normal. The shop keepers just throw over some tarp, wipe things down and start hawking again.
Kolkata on a Monday wasn't the best - still end of night had us buying a suitcase to fit the extras in, and then up to the roof-top restaurant for another wunnerful meal and I didn't succumb to the caramel custard.
Early to bed as we had a 3am wake up call...ugh!
After a leisurely breakfst and orientation of the hotel, we met up with Ralf, Michelle, Philip, Joan and eventually Angela in the Chowringhee Bar at High noon!
Philip was a wonderful host and arranged a car and driver and after a drink or two, whisked us off on a whistlestop tour of Calcutta.
First on the agenda was St. Paul's Cathedral where I was baptised. It was Sunday, so naturally the church was closed!!. Why???
Second the ...
... seen precisely one single white man (in KFC of course) the foreigners policy was likely to hold more weight at these stations as we were almost without doubt were the only ones here. Oh we did see an albino girl later that night- that was weird. I've seen one or two before and not thought too much of it, but being in a place where there are no white people at all and we had been getting started at like mad, to see this girl, young, fully dressed in a sari- she must have got so ...
... her. And as I stared out the window of the car soaking in every bit of Indiain, we all admitted that it was a major relief that there was not an extra person in the car.
Then I got back thinking that my taste of India would not come again for another week or so, but within minutes I was told that I was going to Speech Therapy with some of the girls! So one of the other workers, Purba, and I put our shoes back on and ...