Asia | India – arrived at last
i have finally arrived in calcutta after a couple of days travelling. stopped overnight in dubai, where the flight to calcutta was delayed, so i ended up getting to the airport at 6am, only to find the plane was resceduled for 4.30pm. still at least my luggage didn’t get lost !
got into calcutta last night at 10.30 local time and ended up in an expensive hotel (1100 rupees a night) so first thing this morning i went searching for something cheaper. found a reasonable room off sudder st for 250 a night so am now settled for a few weeks, room has fan & telly and bathroom with flushing loo !
there is a cricket tornamount on at the moment and the final is here in calcutta, so tomorrows task is to see if i can find tickets. the poverty is very bad with beggers hasselling you all the time. i must learn to be harder as i feel i am a soft touch, bought some milk formula for a girl with a baby which cost me more than my dinner, if i carry on like this i will be running out of money sooner than i have planed for.