Gothic Crows and Colonial Madness in Kolkata November 8th 2004 From Varanasi we took the train to Kolkata (Calcutta). We stayed in the Super Guest House, thinking it was the one as mentioned in the 'Lonely Planet'. Turns out there are 3 Super Guest Houses in the same area (and ours wasn't the one in the guidebook)! It pays to get mentioned in the 'Lonely Planet'!
Sudder Street, where we stayed is a veritable soap opera of comedic proportions - Greasy-haire ... read more
Asia » India » West Bengal » Kolkata The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
Gerry is an Independent Reviewing Officer of children in care in Kent, England. Denise also works with children and in training. From 1st October 2004 we started travelling around the world for a year, first stop India, then SE Asia and on into Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Back to London after a stop in Los Angeles and then off to Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala and up to Cuba. In November 2005 Gerry went to Uganda in East Africa for 6 months to work with some old friends who run a project called 'Uganda Family Resource Link' working with childre... full info