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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 …
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We spent 3 nights in total in Kolkata and though it was an eye opener it was definitely enjoyable. We tried to explore as much as we could, allowing for the ridiculously hot weather mingling with the ridiculously strong monsoon showers.
... British about the whole thing, something we’ll have to get better at!
In the end a kindly man put us out of our misery by honestly telling us that any train to Darjeeling for Christmas would be “totally impossible” whilst shaking his head from side to side in a very Indian way that either seems to mean no or yes depending on context – we haven’t yet quite worked that one out.
To top it all, the city is ...
... and visible thunderstorm I have ever seen going, it went on for hours. There was constant lightning for about an hour or so lighting up the skies. There are still horns blowing and hundreds of trucks filling up the roads. 8 hours down just another 6 hours left (or so I thought). Turns out it was actually a 24 hour journey, not a 12 hour one. We had averaged something like 10-15mph over the most hazardous roads imaginable. Writing this on my phone through all these ...
... boating..all in black and white in my memories. Often dreamt of being in one of the boats one day but haven't so far. Other trips have been either for work or to see family and there is always a paucity of time. Have never had much time to explore or catch the spirit of the city or perhaps this is the only time when everything transforms magically and hence it all seemed different.
Day 11, The pandals seemed barren and lights came down. Same place that was so full ...