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TripAdvisor Reviews The Samilton Kolkata (Calcutta)
Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)
... the neighbourhood had me convinced I was going to be star of the next "Taken" film. I finally fell asleep for a couple hours, but after waking noticed the wifi had again cut out and I had no way to contact anyone for help in the event something was to happen. Not being able to do a whole lot at 2 in the morning and terrified to step foot outside my door, I went to sleep...one eye open. I awoke at 0500 and again the wifi began to work. Poor Mitchell had been ...
... intricate design on my hand that only took about 5 minutes. Eventually everyone in the group got something done and all were really beautiful. We ended up catching cabs back to the hotel to chill for a bit. Kelly had checked out so we sat in my room and watched the dark knight rises. We ordered food from room services but when we went to add up how much money we were splitting we realized the bill was a lot less than what we paid. This lead to awkward arguing with the food man and ...
... for the statues come from communities grouping together to get their town a statue. It was funny though, each artist whist making the same scene clearly had different bits which was his favorite. Some liked doing Durga, some the demon, and some the lion. You could really tell.
Next was the law courts which were a copy of a Belgium building in Ghent. Apparently through building in Ghent was destroyed in the war and so they used the blueprints from the kolkatan one ...
... ghats, hundreds of stray dogs, people begging and other tourists taking photos of this magical place. We met Sadhus here, Hindu men who devote their life to the religion, basically from what I gather, these men abstain from any kind of sexual relationship and make up for it by smoking copious amounts of drugs. We met one here who had decided that he would paint himself all in white. It is a shame that we could not stay in Varanasi for a longer period of time due to needing to get ...
... I found it peculiar that the men accompanying them were sometimes also dressed conservatively and traditionally, but many of them were wearing shorts and T-shirts. This was also the day that we got into a hotel car and the middle-aged Bengali driver said, "Mind if I play some of my music?" and he proceeded to pull out a mixed CD of Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, and Selena Gomez. And again, this was the day that I realized that I hailed my first ...