Darjeeling, India (April 14). We ended our day – and our visit here – at the zoo, which seemed rather fitting given the traffic situation in this city. Continue reading
Darjeeling, India (April 13). We are so lucky to have seen places like Venice and other western icons before the rest of the world woke up and started traveling. We were not as lucky in India, but in most cities here, who can tell that another couple thousand people have arrived? Continue reading
April 15: We finally got some decent internet! Here’s our tale of our last day in Kolkata and our arrival in Darjeeling.
Darjeeling, India – Friday, April 12. We have finally arrived in the hill country where the Brits used to summer when Calcutta got too unbearable. (We reached that threshold the minute we arrived there.)
Darjeeling, India. We have finally arrived in the hill country where the Brits used to summer when Calcutta got too unbearable. (We reached that threshold the minute we arrived there.)
Kolkata, India. Dedicated Don got up before 5 this morning to take a cultural tour of the city, and saw parts that we may have seen before, but which now got explained in context. Continue reading
Kolkata, India. This city has a well-earned degree of infamy, starting when the East India Company began stretching its muscles in Bengali in the early 17th century. What was all about trade shifted to being all about empire, and the rest is history. Continue reading
Kolkota, India. Shopping always seems to perk me up, so am glad to report that my knee and I were ready for a productive day on the streets. Continue reading