Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)
30 September - KolkataTaking our first look at Kolkata in daylight was interesting or was it the horns of vehicles or a person on a loudspeaker. After breakfast we decided to venture out -an interesting exercise. Things seen so cheap however we weren't hassled. Traffic and people were in droves but we navigated our way through the crowds, crossing …
Dear Reader, at present this is a combination of a travelogue as well as a stream of consciousness rendition of events, some that may make no sense to the general reader ! Someday i'll make an objective travel version for kolkata... Jan 26, 2007. Republic Day The morning sun filters in through the drawn curtains, alighting upon the writhing tangle …
... now starting to rain so add this to all the other issues and it made for an interesting 40kms ride. The hotel took a while to sort as the manager was clearly keen on securing a ferangi rate but once we'd left we got called back and the rate was reduced somewhat. We had been ridden 11 hours and covered 370kms. Yesterday, the 14th, we were loading the bikes and Richard noticed that his lost glasses had somehow hooked themselves to his fuel can ...
I hope you're all ready for this exciting entry. The title, "Where's my Passport?" probably has you on the edge of your seat. But, before we get started I'd like to address a few things. You may have noticed that I changed the main photo for the blog to a shot from the movie "Tommy Boy." If you haven't seen it, "Tommy Boy" is a movie about a lovable idiot named Tommy. Some of the things that happened recently left me feeling like a bit of an idiot--mostly ...
... room she lived, & eventually, died in. There's a maze of boards that chronicle her life & that of the order she founded. Her possessions & some letters are also on display. Her grave is located here, which is the only thing you are permitted to photograph.
We left & headed down a side street back toward hotel. It was quite obvious that there hadn't been many foreigners down these streets, & we felt a bit out of place. There wasn't much begging, but ...
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