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TripAdvisor Reviews The Samilton Kolkata (Calcutta)
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... we can in this city. Calcutta is one of
the most important cities of India, is the main zone for business, trade and
finance in eastern India and the northeastern states. Recognized for being one
of the poorest and most beautiful cities in the world. We also have interest to
go out and find out why do they have poverty if is a business city.
... are religious about their yoga. At the end of the yoga class we were given something "sweet" to eat (no idea what...but it was tasty), followed by joke time. Routinely after the class, the men would gather to tell their favourite jokes. Even though I do not speak a lick of Bengali, the laughter of everyone else made me join in. It was highly refreshing to smile and laugh like that. Harry, the owner of the hostel, is also a very kind soul who decided to show us around the ...
... the streets dolled up to the nines, in hope that someone may use them. I did not find one that had a smile on her face, apparently there is 10,000 in this one area. There are so many middle men here ie the man who sleeps outside our room, brooms the floor every 3 days. The pimp/ boss man that takes a cut in the beggars profits. Everyone has a role and job to fill to replace that with technology or faster processes would be a loss of jobs change to the sense ...
... 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 ...