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... airport man said "do my job". I had devised a game plan starting with a clothless ab work out on the wood floor. The only thing that would have been more fitting in that moment was "Eye of the Tiger" playing in the background. Next, breakfast, no more omlette for me, I was ready to go full blown India (and it was delicious). Then, the ATM...one and one ATM only..there was no way I was going to walk all over hell and creation yet again to discover my ...
... to him, that this little touring party were to be treated like royalty. Many other guides throughout the trip made reference to this as well. Heritage Travel and Michelle again must be congratulated for the meticulous organisation and pampering we experience. It's not too hard for things to go wrong in a place like India. Our day's activities can be highlighted, viz:
i) the Queen Victoria Memorial (Kolkata's Taj Mahal) - a very large marble and sandstone structure ...
... been better if more of the group liked museums and didn't rush through. At mother Teresa's house I didn't think we would go in but somehow Kelly knocked and a nun let us in to see the tomb even though it wasn't visiting hours but we couldn't see the actually room and photo gallery. We walked a bit further to see the hospital but it also wasn't open and I was feeling worse at this point. We met up to go to dinner and caught the local Kolkata bus over to park street to go to a sort ...
... 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 ...
... we bought a new bag for a princely 800Rs to avoid paying for excess baggage for the next part of trip will be done via air! Then it was back into the hectic underground world of the subway to find the park and Victoria Memorial. Built of course for old Queen Vic, but not finished until she was dead the monument is impressive in its size and scale. We opted not to visit the museum inside- i could see Mark was falling asleep at the very prospect- ...