Kenilworth Hotel, Kolkata
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... of the year was an off which meant it was my day of sightseeing. I started my day, took a local bus to the closest underground metro station in Kalighat. A few stops away I reached the station known as Maidan. I walked a few minutes to reach the largest open ground in Kolkata known as the Maidan. Being an astrophile I was first drawn to the Birla Planetarium and caught the morning show. Right next to the planetarium is the enormous Saint Paul's Cathedral ...
... stone work on the ceilings. You can just imagine the pages of time flipping back and back to a time when the city was operational and daily life ticked by as it was set up to do. Each building fulfilling its function and history being created. A wonderful place to visit and well worth getting a guide for as even though they are very serious, they know a lot and bring this place to life. Before leaving Agra to head to the spiritual city of Varanasi, we had one more surprise ...
In our bathroom in Ottawa, I have a 'words to the wall' quote above the mirror so each morning I see it and am reminded. It says, "Be Clean, Be True, Be Humble, Be Peaceful, Be Safe, Be Prayerful. I think that sums up the first day in Kolkata. We had a a driver pick us up at the Kolkata domestic airport. He was set up by some lovely Indian people who live in Carp. They will be here a day after us so we are excited to think we have some people from home here ...
... poverty here is incredible, you've heard it so many times that it shouldn't surprise you. Poverty is simply a way of life for these people. Though it's strange, I barely even noticed it at first, in fact, I thought for the first day or so, that the claims of overwhelming poverty were a bit over-blown. Though there were lots of people sleeping on the streets, there weren't as many as you'd think. But then I started to see the people around me a ...
... the last minute activities. On arrival in Kolkata we made our way to the pre-paid taxi stand and headed toward our hotel. The 10km trip was super cheap - only 250 rupees ($5nzd) and we had the novelty of being in an old 1950s car like we had in Jaipur. We have stayed in some pretty shoddy rooms and our first room as this hotel was pretty up there for winning the shoddy prize.... mould, paint peeling, stains on sheets, random patches on the ceiling - maybe more mould. ...