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Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)
Induction was amazing! Feel a part of the "family"!
Saw Calcutta for the first time. Met so many new people! Had the famous puchkas!
Loving it till now!
A fascinating week in Kolkata. It must be one of the scruffiest, polluted places in the world with some quite distressing street scenes. Eden Gardens was disappointing - plenty of security and we had to clean our own seats before sitting on them but at least we won the match. Least said about the toilets.
Our friends were staying in Sutter …
... I'm not sure it's quite derigeur to be sat in a fancy hotel minus ones undergarments but I really needed to catch up on that admin! For those that have knowledge of my only ever Christmas card to Richard - I couldn't even find his gloves! And for one person in particular - leave the pussy cat at ...
... the taxi drivers to try and make the most possible, to an extent. I don't think it's very nice to try and charge tourists 3, 4, or 5 times more than the fare should actually cost, which is quite common. Plus, I think it's also fair for us tourists to try and get a fair price for ourselves. After all, we are all traveling on a limited budget. I like to say to taxi drivers or whoever I may be negotiating with, "fair price for you, fair price for me."
Anyway, back to the ...
... visit to the same people on our way back to India. We were angry after realising we had been scammed so were quite happy to return the favour, 10 minutes and 2 irrate girls later, we walked out with a crisp 500 rupee note (£6). Scammers - nil, tourists - one. Next up was a 3 hour jeep ride to the train station. We had a couple of bags full of winter clothes and were ready to ditch them in preparation for the sun of the Andaman ...
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