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Great mcmtanyel 2021-02-28 14:35

Hello Malgo,
What beautiful decorations for this hamam! Is this a working hamam or a museum?
PS. After having looked at the WS photos, I am assuming this is not operating as a hamam.

Old 02-27-2021, 04:47 PM
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Thank you Paul,

I remembered it was the world cup cricket final that day.

Calcutta may be known as the cultural capital, but I think it's mainly for a kind of old fashioned culture that appeals mainly to highbrow intellectuals. Cities like Delhi, Bombay and Bangalore are much more swinging with modern art, music and literature and westernized fast food restaurants. But I like Calcutta better than those anyway.

I was quite nervous the first time I got there, because it had such a bad reputation for appalling poverty and human misery, but I soon found that it was a friendly and safe city. And through the years it has been considerably cleaned up. Calcutta's main drawback is probably being rather off the major tourist tracks, but that has suited me well.

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Old 02-28-2021, 09:50 PM
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Hi Gert,

Yes, I did forget the reputation with regard to poverty Calcutta had a few decades ago.

I didn't see the westernized fast food restaurants when I was in Bombay.
However, I wasn't curious about them either.

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