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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 …
... br> We devour the rolls and make our way to our last stop, the Victoria Memorial – a vast, beautifully proportioned festival of white marble: think US Capitol meets Taj Mahal – LP. After checking out the amazing structure and chilling around the park grounds as the sun is setting a purple hue, we ran into a few friendly Americans who asked us to take their picture – they are from Boston....... ...... After poking fun at us when they found out we were ...
... of the gods lie at the bottom staring up at you through the murky waters of one of the most sacred rivers on Earth.
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Yesterday I spent eight hours being the guard who sits at the front gate. We have fired all of our guards as they have begun speaking innappropriately to our girls. As Khusbu sat crying ...
This morning when I asked for toast with no egg, they served me curd yogurt mixed with puffed rice and "because you probably won't like it" they added five heaping scoops of sugar. Needless to say my thought of, "ew curd yogurt" went to "SUGAR!" and when they left I ate all of the sugar and poured the yogurt into the sink. That overabundance of sweetness could easily be the caption to my ...
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