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After 4 weeks of being lazy it was nice to attack a city with a map and take in a few of the sites/touristy stuff.
... we never found our way to the river but a whole other experience awaited. While walking the streets we noticed several impromptu barbers shops set up along the roadside, Mark had been debating a shave but not really willing to take his life in his hands on the road side, he opted for a little shop just off the main road. We had again wandered into a random location this time searching for the river. It would seem tourists don't end up ...
... for a reason. She has a mullet to keep the hair out of her eyes and as she attempts to balance herself up on her knees she looks like a total rock star. But when you pick her up, she instantly clenches her legs around you and attempts to climb up your head and to the ceiling. I carried her around at the fair one night and didn’t even have to use my arms as she clung to me tightly and would not let go even when I attempted ...
... and it was delightful. Rajasthan spoiled me with its low temperatures and even lower rates of humidity, but here in Kolkata I pretty much melt. And that is why I will be taking cold showers for the next 10 weeks. The sweet girls here move the portable fans wherever I go and are constantly offering me more and more cold water. Luckily even within the day I have already become more accustomed to the heat. But that's the India ...
... things, and some markets. Then it began to rain. Really rain, so the streets were flooded. We sought refuge at a few cheap restaurants and I visited one jeweler and got a fine gold nose piercing 'Indian-style'. Then we jumped on the train back to Kolkata, where we pretty much went straight to (bunk) beds and arrived the next morning upon arrival.
The day before yesterday we had the opportunity to see Kolkata's Botanical Garden (in splashing rain), which ...