Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)
OK, neither Nabadip or Mayapur are on this map but they are about 105km North of Kolkata. Took the 12:10 local train from Howrah station, in Kolkata, to Nabadip. Trip took about 2.5 hours. Train was packed but we got seats for the whole trip and, because the windows are unglazed with safety bars across and the doors are open too, the train was …
... wandering around. In the evening I met up with an old school friend John Thompson, whom I had not seen for some 30 years. He was well and, I noticed enviously, sporting much more hair than I currently do. It was great hearing about other old school mates.My final day in Bangkok was spent sorting out my backpack and searching for an elusive camera filter. My flight to Kolkata, was at an early 6.30am, which meant leaving the hotel at 3.30am. It was somewhat surreal ...
... 8212;some love, some forgiveness—then I will take it with me when I step on the boat that crosses to the festival of the wordless end.”
In 1901 Tagore moved to Santiniketan to found an ashram with a marble-floored prayer hall—The Mandir—an experimental school, groves of trees, gardens, a library. In November 1913, Tagore learned he had won that year's Nobel Prize in Literature: the Swedish Academy appreciated the idealistic—and ...
I think that jet lag is screwing with me and I woke up at six am. I lay quietly and listened to the Muslim call to prayer ringing through the streets. The morning paper was pretty interesting and we had a good laugh at the headlines, especially how they seem to view President Obama. They seem to see him as a suave, Ladies man. We also learned that two women in Bombay were arrested for face booking their displeasure over the whole city s.owing down in observance of ...
... shock, we couldn't get our heads round it! We
arrived and couldn't believe how clean the streets were. People were
out there sweeping and putting rubbish in bins! Unbelievable –
where did they learn to do that? Had a lovely trip to Mother
Theresa's orphanage and met some inspiring people. We then strolled
down the road to where Mother Theresa's museum and home was,
Ginger was there in front, as always, being greeted by a lovely lady
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking