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Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)
... women still to this day is a symbol of her work in progress. After seeing the hindu religion in Varanasi and now the resting place of this saint has certainly left ones emotions raw. This sentiment might also be heightened by the fatigue and overload that the north has left us. Deciding to pick up all our spirits we went back to the hotel for some much needed food and rest before getting dolled up for our last dinner and night on the town. We went to an amazing ...
... were both moved by the enormous amount of work one woman led. We had taken 5 steps outside Mother Teresa's home when we were approached by a woman who immediately pulled the 'baby milk' scam. This is where you are asked to buy milk for their baby, from a store that they take you to. When the milk is bought and paid for (at an over inflated price) the shopkeeper and the 'mother' then share the profits! We declined. Within another 5 steps our clothes were being ...
... her cousin Ian to fix up a rendezvous for dinner. He said that he had somewhere in mind and we set off. An interesting feature of successful Calcutta restaurants is that they put security guards on the door and they make it clear to you that you're not really wanted. While Ian and Angela were trying to gain access, I looked through the window and saw that the table immediately inside was occupied by Ralf, Michele, Sue and Simon! ...
... 3rd 503 kms to 8.63litres of fuel - 164.3 mpg
I know that the bikes doing really well on fuel but either my calculation is wrong, I'm riding very economically or that's amazing!!
At that rate my budget might just stretch to a further night of luxury down south!
From Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta as it used to be known) we had to take our first sleeper coach! We'd seen these before and thought they looked quite comfy. You basically have a little compartment, above the seats, in which two people are supposed to sleep. It was just about bearable with two of us in there lying at opposite ends and the coach was at a standstill. When the coach was moving however it was impossible to sleep. The bus driver was ...
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