Taj Bengal Kolkata
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I stood in a long queue to enter the memorial and was constantly pushed to move forward as we entered the gallaries. I was bothered by the crowd around me but I suppose this is how much people are drawn to this monument. I walked away from the Maidan to find myself in Nandan, a cultural hotspot of Kolkata. From there I took a.bus towards Indian museum, the oldest museum in Asia. It is the largest museum I have been to with ...
... one person asked 10 rs to keep the shoes and I happily agreed for that. Once leaving the shoes we were free to go inside the temple.
Inside the temple we saw a very big queue before Kali temple. We had no time to stand in the queue and wait long hours for darshan. We prefered to have free darshan from Nata Mandir instead of standing in the long queue or paying money to ...
... was the right thing to do. A quick prayer and a hunch that we should keep making mental notes of street objects to go by when we tried to make our way back if all else failed. Then the miracle happened...not a SIM card, but this 'to the point' kind of local turned and said, "where are you from? what do you do? and why are you in Kolkata?" Turns out he likes Canada, Nurses, and the fact that we are in Kolkata on a journey to see a sponsored child" Phew!!! He was ...
... unbearable and shade non existent so we retreated to a cafe with air con for breakfast. The free wifi was a bonus and gave us a chance to catch up with everyone before we left for Thailand. The girls wanted to buy postcards so we headed towards the markets, which are scattered across the city separated out in to different products including: electronics, textiles, food, motorbike gear, clothing etc.. They didn't however, have ceramic doorknobs, which Rose desperately ...
After a disturbed night and Simon bailed out of today's trip to see the places I grew up etc due to him "having eaten some bad meat" the night before! Apparently it had NOTHING to do with the copious amounts of wine he consumed!
So we met our guide for the day, Surajit Mitra, and set off in a lovely chauffeur driven, air conditioned car. As we drove towards the "jewel box" temple we passed "College Street"
This is Asia's largest book market ...