Oh, Calcutta! April 1st 2010 Happy April Fools Day! Maybe the joke’s on us, or just maybe WE are the joke. Calcutta is all it is reputed to be. It’s a city of 13 million people, nearly all of whom seem to live in hopeless squalor. It’s hot, it’s muggy, and it’s loud. We thought that Saigon had lots of horn honking going on. There, it is a peaceful afternoon compared with Calcutta.
In Saigon, we said the motto seem ... 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
We are leaving our families and dogs behind to keep the home fires burning and will attempt this Round the World trip in 80 days. Our itinerary is planned to include SE Asia, Australia/New Zealand, India/Nepal, UK, Eastern Europe and Iceland.
We have reservations for our flight to Bangkok on Feb 15, 3 days lodging in Bangkok and flights Kuala Lumpur to Australia & return Mar 10-28. The rest we'll just make up as we go along.
A year ago I did make the RTW trip with my wife. She however was in such a hurry that we needed to finish up in a mere 76 days. She also insisted on having everythi... full info