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India #9: Rolls

Rolls are the joy of Calcutta. We find rolls in street markets, restaurants, online food ordering apps, and other places as well. Rolls are a common delight for the Bengal citizens, since it’s what they are famous for. We had rolls for a light snack earlier today, and they were great! The onions, chili flakes, […]

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India #7: The Friendly Community

Hello, and welcome to another travel diary! Today, I will tell you the most unique thing about India. The unique thing where everyone in one certain space, gathers together to eat (also known as community dining). We have such community dining in our building, Mecon Tower. One of the most beautiful things about Bengal is […]

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India #6: Lights, Camera, Action!

Last night, my grandfather starred in two movies. Not really, but he did two theater stage performances. The first one, had him as a lawyer. People came asking him for money to create something, and he kept kicking them out. At the end, somebody came to give him his money back. The guy made my […]

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India #2: Sounds of Music, and the taste of tradition

Hello and welcome, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, to the second FUNADDICT travel diary! Starting……..yesterday night! A few hours ago, at about 8 at night, my grandmother performed on stage underneath our building. She sang songs, along with a few other ladies living at Mecon Tower. I taped some of the songs they performed […]

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India #1: Scenic drive, and a peek at a traditional event

I arrived in India yesterday night. After leaving Singapore, we went on a flight with Singapore Airlines to Calcutta. We met my grandparents at Calcutta Airport. The driver, who took us to their home, chose a quite scenic way to get to the building. It was midnight, which was an advantage. The light decor was […]

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Lightpath

Nights in Auckland, usually on our apartment and the K Road Haka Hotel (haka is a ceremonial dance in NZ), are lit up by what locals call the Lightpath. The Lightpath is a pink bike track, but it has short poled lights that fully light up at nighttime. Bikers are not aware that that place […]