At least 40 years too late

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

Getting closer to heaven (completed)

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.)

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Getting closer to heaven

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.)

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Oh! Calcutta!

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