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... women begging in hindi with their silver pans, and a heat/humidity that almost knocked you over I could have sworn the train had been a time machine and dropped us off in London a couple decades ago. The taxis weeved in and out of the bustling city traffic and despite being in a safer vehicle my fear of crashing was heightened. Back to sound, smell and sight pollution of the over populated city I found myself closing my eyes as to eliminate the only sense being overloaded ...
... quickly shuffled to catch up with Steve. The Victoria monument foundation stone was set in 1906 and the building opened in 1921. It was the creation of Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India at the time and cost in excess of 10 million rupees. After a quick look around and a stroll around the grounds and more photo requests we headed back to Park Street for a late lunch. Wednesday 6th November After a lazy start - this time we declined breakfast - we made our way ...
... br> We tried to get the taxi that was parked just outside the hotel. First we had to wake the driver who was asleep across the back seat. Eventually we managed to wake him (this took some effort). He then wanted some ridiculous amout of money, and by the look of his eyes he had partaken of too much "ganja" for anyones comfort, so I said we would walk back. It wasn't far and the streets were empty of the stalls and traders but we saw a very different side to the streets.
Indeed I have felt this before!
Mr Evans is once again leaving me to it and jumping on a jet plane and heading on. No doubt the flight will once again have chilled wine and decent in flight movies. He flies back to Delhi this morning, then tomorrow, back to the UK and onwards to his retirement home by the sea.
Hope you have a safe trip chap and please don't ...
... he did seem to Generalise too much....anyone know a good General Practitioner?
On the way back to Kolkata we had the pleasure of seeing my Uncle Kestho's biscuit factory (Uncle Kestho has a cookie company called Biskfarm and they are tasty good!). It was an unexpectedly beautiful place, not having seen any manufacturing up front, it was quite amazing to see...you could say it ...
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