Imagine this – roads with little yellow taxis, battered buses, dilapidated cars, maniacs on motorbikes, tuk-tuks everywhere and men pulling rickshaws – all going in every direction all at the same time and honking their horns constantly!! That is the action on the streets of Kolkata – scarily fascinating! Miss Gill and I enjoy sitting in the front with ring side views.
So much colour – beautiful saris, fruits and vegetables on stalls along the roads .
Mongrel dogs lying everywhere sunbathing and chilling!
Desperate poverty on most streets – people with nothing trying to make something of their lives.
Went on the river Ganges today on a boat. We were heading for a temple which had 3 faiths – Christian, Hindu and Muslim. It was a lovely building that looked as though it had been made from clay. On the way I spotted a porpoise leaping about in the water – wow!
Really looking forward to meeting the children in Hastings school – we will send you photos tomorrow.