hey guys well i have been in Calcutta for 4 days now and the business of it all is driving me mad. Met Charlotte at the airport which was no problem as i had my trusty driver Bilash the fella that picked me up when I first arrived in India. while waiting i spoke with a German guys before we both met are friends off the flight as it happened he ended up sharing the taxi to Sudder street which meant the taxi was cheaper. Hotel Continental which is the place that we are currently staying at at the moment. unfortunately for char i had the spells of the dreaded Deli Belly so that meant once she arrived and we found a room all i wonted to do was sleep so we jut chilled in this cleanish room and thats being generous. After a long snooze i was feeling much better so we went for a wonder to find some alternative accommodation with air con as it is just dripping hot here at the moment. and a room that has some form of cleanness about it as this morning as i was getting are stuff to gether to move to an air con hotel i found a cockroach in the bed which confirmed the decison to move ASAP before other bugs start appearing in this place.
Thew new hotel is top banana when it come to being clean plus aicon which mean the world of difference.
Last night we met some other backpackers Emily and Rich who are really nice so we went out for a meal and Pint together in the evening as the evening wore on we played s*** head (Card Game) with a nice cold beer you have no idea how great that tasted with this heat after about a months Sabbatical of no beer really and when its hot thats all you wont so that was a nice treat.
Today we have had quite an adventurer with a taxi driver that took us all over the place apart form where we wonted so after about and hour and 1/2 of him asking for direction we arrived at our destination to find the cheeky w*** had cranked up the travel charge form Rs50 to Rs130 i was like no you got lost so thats your fault so i got out and got some change while char waited in the taxi. when i came back to pay the bloke the Rs50 because thats all it should of cost he would take it saying you owe me more money so after losing my temper with the fella so i chuked the Rs50 in the taxi and walked off.
as it happed once we got in a taxi for the way home we found we were only bout 2mins away we could of walked which really made us laff.
Anyway were are going out to a club to night to check out the seen befor checking out the sights tomorrow
Hope everyones k love