The Golden Parkk
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Room service
- Smoking rooms available
- Refrigerator in room
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... This means the children in families with the lowest income also have the least amount of chance to succeed because no one can help them pay for schooling and today's pay is considered better and more necessary than the future graduation. For girls in India, the situation is even more bleak. If the family only has enough to send one child to school, it will almost always be the brother that goes to school. Therefore, the status of women continues to be discounted and ...
... are religious about their yoga. At the end of the yoga class we were given something "sweet" to eat (no idea what...but it was tasty), followed by joke time. Routinely after the class, the men would gather to tell their favourite jokes. Even though I do not speak a lick of Bengali, the laughter of everyone else made me join in. It was highly refreshing to smile and laugh like that. Harry, the owner of the hostel, is also a very kind soul who decided to show us around the ...
... business that night). Sunday and Tuesday were full on painting days. On Tuesday we had the women helping us, it shocked me how they had no idea how to paint. They tried to get the paint of their hands every two minutes, me on the other hand covered from head to toe ( they thought it was hilarious) It was so cool working along side the women seeing them laugh, smile and mock, despite what they have been through. The caste system here is so entrenched that if your ...
... The tour was in an air conditioned mini bus and we went and saw some sights I was expecting to... Victoria Memorial, Old Raj buildings, but we also saw some places I am not sure we would have got to.
First stop was Mother Teresa's House. Great reading what she did with the poor of Kolkata. Interesting reading about her life. Next was a Jain Temple. I have heard of Jainism, but didn't know much about it. Our guide (who was very good) explained that it is a ...
... the Indian men. Varanasi: We travelled to Varanasi via Mumbai, we had originally planned to go to Agra and see the Taj Mahal but Ami was unwell with stomach pains so we had to leave a day later, as we were one a tight schedule we thought it would be best if we went straight to Varanasi instead... So we travelled India for over two months and didn't even see the Taj Mahal! The train journey to Varanasi was our longest of all, 27 hours straight through... We slept two nights on ...