Taj Bengal Kolkata
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... Okie doke... And away we go!
So, I will conclude this edition of my blog here. I know it seems as though it was just bunch of travel, intermittent with a little sightseeing and memory making. Well, I suppose that was the case, but as I keep saying to myself... It's all a part of the adventure!
Here are a few English sayings the Indian people use that have popped up everywhere I've been... I don't know, I find them amusing ;)
1) Slowly, ...
... paint dealer on our faces. Instinctively, we knew what to do...... PAINT FIGHT!!!! Shelly and I engaged in some paint warfare and then were joined by another western couple who had been dragged in by the West Bengalian Papparazzi. We then settled down and watched some traditional Indian dancing before being egged/ pulled up on stage in front the hundreds of local people enjoying their Friday night. Before we knew it we were dancing a bizarre hokey cokey style covered ...
... Today was a relaxed day. There is a new gathering of young men in the negithborhood led by our next door neighbor who just got out of jail. Nine of them spent some time standing at our gate staring at Michelle and I. We couldn't go inside because a new guard hasn't been hired and Michelle didn't want to leave the front unattended in case they felt like climbing the fence or something. We couldn't send someone else out to ...
... the same second, all the time, constantly. Everyone is trying to squeeze in the smallest of gaps and fighting for position. People getting on and off buses while they're still moving and just generally pedestrians everywhere for good measure. Travelling the wrong way on any street of dual carriage way seems to be perfectly acceptable, as long as your blow your horn at least every 3 seconds. You get used to it quite quickly (believe it or not) but when you first see it, you're ...
... the 40kms trip. How lucky is that! We then rode the 20 or so kms into Kolkata and after a Mexican stand off with a toll bridge official we made it into this sprawling metropolis. We managed to somehow stop near to the Hyatt regency at the east of the city and Rich enquired as to the cost of a room. It wasn't as bad as first thought but as we were out of town attempted to ride to the chowringhe area where more modest accommodation would ...