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... train and set off for Calcutta. Calcutta is very westernised in comparison to the other places we have visited. There are chain restaurants like Pizza Hut and McDonald's and shopping centres. Maja and I decided to treat ourselves and went for lunch in a nice restaurant, which played classical music was full of businessmen... we fitted right in with our Ali Baba trousers and sunglasses! ;) With full bellies we set off to find where Mother Theresa lived ...
... 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 ...
Yesterday was a very busy day.
We were collected by our guide and car and taken to the botanical gardens. This was mainly to be shown the biggest banyan tree in the world. I was quite keen to see this as I had seen it when I was a child and I wondered if I would see a noticeable change. It's absolutely enormous so I think it looks pretty much the same. It was enormous then!
Then we went to see the Victoria Memorial - a large very impressive building made of ...
... on the footpaths all along the road. Once again we notice red lights at intersections are just for decoration :). Dan and Pat went for short walk this morning but a beggar with a baby freaked them out and they came straight back. We all had a good nights sleep so we are ready to go today.
... on our evening train to Delhi for a two day stay at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and to celebrate Holi!!
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We've spent the last few springs here in India and each year we've celebrated Holi in a different fashion; Two years ago in Kolkata with our Aunt Judy and Uncle Alastair, Jonathan and Al unknowingly enjoyed a potent dose of Bhaang Lassi (a drink made ...