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Port Blair

Up early with the sun, packed, ate crackers and PB for breaky and we were off to the ferry. Had an auto rickshaw pre-booked to take us from the hotel to the ferry – why is it they always show … Continue reading

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Kolkata Fini

Today is the last day in the big city. I think we have had enough. We have gotten a pretty good overview and the next layer is too big to master in a day or two. There are a few … Continue reading

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Sights of Kolkata

Ranji Stadium is where cricket is played.  Cricket is big here and the stadium is a monument to it.  Seats 70,000.  It is more circular than a football stadium. Workers were preparing the field.  Cricket season is nearing, perhaps. Indians … Continue reading

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Human Traffic Jam

Imagine, if you will, an average city street off downtown.  Add store fronts, up and down both sides of the road, that extend beyond the curb and that have goods on display right down on the road. Plastics, metals, wood, … Continue reading

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To Hell in a Turbo Prop

As we left Bhutan on the airplane this morning we popped through the clouds and Kanchenjunga was sunlit and majestic to the north of our flight pattern. Landed at the dreary Dum Dum airport. First thing I notice is that … Continue reading

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Talking Horns

BEEP, BEEP……..BEEP………..BEEP. Look out I’m coming around the corner, Heads up, I’m behind you, I’m going to pass, Thanks a lot for letting me know, Hey Raju. The car horns here are constantly in use, to those of us from … Continue reading

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It’s So Real

The security at the Kolkata airport is vaguely similar to most airports in the world. There are a few differences. First, checked baggage gets x-rayed before going to the check-in counter and each of the airlines has an x-ray machine … Continue reading

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Counting Down

We are a week out and have, for the most part, everything in place. Now it is just the waiting. I, being my cocky self, don’t think we should have any trouble adapting to the unfamiliar, Debbie, whose job it … Continue reading

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Crunch Time

The time is nye and we are still making final arrangements on the India side of the trip. Our learning curve is big right now and some days life is very frustrating. Testing the limits of our civility. First, we … Continue reading

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Decisions about India

The past week has been busy for us. In general (see folkfest blogs) and to do with trip organization. Most of our India/Bhutan trip is constrained by transportation. Therefore  our itinerary is pretty well set and we cannot float too … Continue reading

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