Our Arrival in Kokata

5 February 2017

After an easy journey – besides a two-hour delay (which resulted in a free McDonald’s) – we arrived in Kolkata safely this morning. After much deliberation, the number one recommended in flight movie is Trolls staring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake. We were surprised to see such a divide between the wealth in Britain and those who live in such poverty in the streets of Kolkata. This divide was made obvious while taking a walk around the streets of Kolkata this afternoon.

The streets of Kolkata are far removed from the streets of London as stray dogs roam the streets and balloons are sold by persistent sellers. The vibrant surroundings and people add to the endless charm possessed by the city as scents from nearby flowers and food stalls complete the sensory experience.

The hotel itself is an eclectic mix of western trinkets and eastern décor. Tomorrow we will be off to visit the children of Udayan, which no doubt will be one of the highlights of our trip.

Comments:

Peter Sweeney

@ 287 days ago

Great news to hear that you have arrived safely. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you all throughout your visit, but in particular when you engage with the wonderful staff and children at Udayan over the next few days.
Wishing you all every blessing,
Mr Sweeney

David Neal

@ 286 days ago

Delighted to hear of your safe arrival and wishing you ALL a very enjoyable time and experience.Here’s to a wonderful opportunity for you to experience, support and to do your very best for our friends of Udayan. Enjoy yourselves and make the very best of your time together…..God bless you all.

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