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 …
Feeling the weight of Varanasi lift as the sunrises and as I am jostled awake in my middle birth of our train sleeper car. Despite being privileged to share a 6 birth with not only three other girls from our group, but a family of five, I feel fairly rested. (Yup, your math is correct 4+5=9 NOT 6! Indians sure take small spaces to the maximum; whether it be a sleeper train, rickshaw, motorbike or really any mode of transportation. Family of five on a scouter; no problem. ...
... much for our sleep in! We decided to see what Kolkata had to offer us and walked the short way to Maidan park also know as the 'lungs of Kolkata'- and through it to the Victoria Memorial. We had braced ourselves for the thousands of people steaming past, but we were for once able to walk quite comfortably, without getting heckled or approached by every person. We made our way to the park, a huge expanse, one of the largest inner city parks in the world at ...
... the menu, when there was a knocking on the window. Thinking some ruffian was about to disturb our meal, we saw Joan.....as I said, some ruffian....only joking!. By this time there was a small queue, but that was not going to stop either Joan, or us. We quickly said they were with us and squeezed up on our seats.
The management had different ideas and we were all escorted upstairs to a much larger table.
Joan and Angela had Ian with them, who advised us on ...
... one out, chop it's head off and have the skin/feathers off in a minute, chop it into bits for the customer Right there! The smells of the open air urinals was the worst, men just stand there and have a leak in the street just in front of you and there is no embarrassment. Except Cheryl was embarrassed. The girls saw a bloke having a wash and just dropped his gear in front of them, Brony liked that he was well endowed, the biggest ...
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