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... importance of education was a crucial, yet challenging factor. The second school, although an English medium school and considers itself an international school, is actually probably more West Bengali than the school in the smaller area of town. There is little input from the students and all lecture. The homework is very much writing based, but math and science are the only classes they have all week. The school is a bit more middle upper class if you could ...
... managed to acquire an encyclopaedic knowledge of the back streets of Delhi. Finally giving into Kate's cheerful, 'and if you just turn left at the Neptune hotel we should be up here on the right...' our two new friends dropped us at the glowing doors of our very much open hotel and sulked off into the night. And you know the strangest thing, the hotel manager had no memory of speaking to me on the phone half an hour earlier. Looking forward to that festival ...
... into 2 hours of straight washing all the bed sheets ( everything was hand washed ), it would put your loads to shame mum! I was the designated bucket lifter/ mover running up and down the stairs. If I set a finger wrong one of the residents ( boss in her own right) would yell abuse at me - however I had no idea what she was saying :). I felt very useless at this place as the ratio for resident to volunteers would have been 2 to 1, however I still seemed to ...
... driving along streets, they are in a hurry and so just beep and hope that everyone gets out of the way. I am so surprised that there have not been more accidents!
We are seeing slightly more tourists, more white faces, but still not many. I guess it would be busier when it is not monsoon.
Our area in Kolkata is relatively clean, well, not as dirty as I worried it would be. There are quite a few pavement sleepers, and a number of beggars but most aren't ...
... I have done away from home so maybe that was why. That said, we were lucky enough to find a restaurant that was doing Christmas dinner! Although it was nothing compared to what I would usually have at home it was still nice to get a roast dinner, the reggae/hip-hop band rehearsing really loudly in the background did slightly alter the atmosphere though. We played cards, drank red wine and enjoyed the afternoon with Luke & Bridget. We spent New Years on the beach in Goa which ...