Astor Hotel

15 Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, 700071, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)

Rain, rain go away

A travel blog entry by suebeck


... As we were driving past a huge rubbish heap I saw it moving....on closer inspection through the rain speckled window I saw 30-40 pigs "grazing" on the rubbish...(note to self..avoid pork for the next 10 days). Judging by the noises coming from Simon, he was not impressed. Maybe it was a mistake bringing him....I was beginning to think it was a mistake coming myself......What I was shocked by was the delapidated state of the buildings, they were all in a state ...

Kolkata (Calcutta)

A travel blog entry by porkchopjim


... shacks or structures. We hadn't even really taken in that much in the short journey before we arrived at our next 'lodgings' as it was called. We went up the lift to the fourth floor to a reasonable looking reception area. When we clocked the guy at the desk he looked like he had a mouth absis, his cheek was sticking out like he had a gold ball in there. Turns out he had stuff in his mouth, he spoke with this mouth full, and you could just see this dirty brown gunk in ...

Ice Cream Man

A travel blog entry by emilyhanne


... dinner for tonight containing special breads, colored pastas, mango sauces, and more. And then he left, saying that our purchase will feed his family for a week, and he walked backwards waving goodbye all the way down the alley. A 10 rupee bag of pasta, for an American, is pocket change. Ten rupees for an Indian street salesman makes a huge difference.

I also discovered today how ...

Where's my Passport?

A travel blog entry by kirksinclair


... He asked me for a tip--I said that he should give me a tip for doing half his job.

After the train ride I grabbed a pre-paid taxi from the train station. The taxi driver dropped me off one block over from where I asked him too--I think he did it on purpose. I eventually found the street I was looking for that was lined with guesthouses and other tourists and ran into two young guys who had just arrived from Thailand. They were looking for their guesthouse, which ...

The Soul of India

A travel blog entry by eddim


... came through the car asking for tips. I know they don't get paid much but I refuse to tip the sweeper because I also refuse to throw garbage on the ground; any ground. It’s just not a mentality I can wrap my brain around.

Arriving at the Howarh train station was a sensory overload. So many people, and loads and loads of cargo being loaded and off loaded from the trains. We made our way quickly to the taxi stand to negotiate four taxis and ...

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This hotel, located on 15 Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata (Calcutta), is near Howrah Bridge, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and Marble Palace Kolkata.
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