Asia | India – calcutta
will have been in calcutta for a week tomorrow, and settling down quite well. health not to bad cosidering the pollution, what comes out my nose when i sneeze is not for publication! have adopted (or should that be i have been adopted) by a small group of widows with their kids, and bought them a couple of bags of food today. i have also befriended a guy (Gotham) who seems honest and has helped me with a ticket to puri on the 19th. i will be glad to get away from these fumes.
have visited the kalighat temple which was a bit disapointing, too many ‘priests’ trying to get money, and been to the museum which has some very good and old statues, including a stunning 3rd centry BC burmese stupa thats about 12 feet tall and in great condition.
couldn’t resist the new matrix film , a bargin at 50p for a seat ! tickets for the cricket go on sale on the 15th and i have been promised help (!) to buy one. (apparently if india are in the final, thousands of people will camp out to be at the front of the queue)
am off for a massage tomorrow, and am meeting lots of people from around the world. Had dinner tonight with a couple of americans, a french girl & a swiss girl.
thats all for now folks