That's right folks today is 'd' day for the gramy train. A witching hour departure and a mere 18 hour train journey before we arrive in the hot (40*C) and smelly streets of Kolkata. We can't wait. First stop McDonalds for a McMaharajah burger and chips (we went online over 6 weeks ago to check the menu), second stop the Fairlawn hotel for a beer and bacardi breezer. That's how we roll people.
We will be in Kolkata for about 4 days sweating profusely and soaking up a bit of the Indian city life. We have got ourselves some tickets to an IPL twenty twenty cricket match on Saturday to see the Kolkata Knightriders which should be noisy and before that I fear there will be much mooching around the the botanical gardens and shopping bazaars. After 11 and bit weeks of being told where to sit, what to eat, where to go, where not to go, that we are too hot, that we are getting too much sun (the list is endless) Graham and I will be like teenagers (wishful thinking) on our first trip into town without the rentals. Who knows we may come back half drunk with our noses pierced and matching 'India Rocks' tattoos on our biceps.
India is our oyster for the next 7 weeks and hopefully we will be more active on the website during our travels (internet permitting). For now, here's a bit of a round up since our last post. Work on the project has improved and whilst progress has been slow