Oh Calcutta

Snatches of Calcutta; the Oberoi’s Chauffeur, a Sikh in Sudder St, an explanation of Hijab in the Muslim quarter.   Advertisements

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The Boat to Bali

Banyuwangi, unlike Krakatoa, actually East of Java….well…..Far eastern Java anyway. Let’s see, our last sight of Java was Ronnie, the Sunglasses King.  Nice guy. The Customs Guy gave us a cheery thumbs up, though arguably technically not.  More a fist really.  Yes.  Let’s face it.  He was giving us the fist.   I looked deeply […]

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The Java Express

Toot toot !  Alllll Aboard ! I was very almost bodily carried from the ticket counter to the waiting room and from thence onto the train by these lovely Indonesians.  What fine, kind people they are. I’m sorry this is such a crummy shot but it took me by surprise when all the porters at […]

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