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St. John’s Church in Kolkata

St. John

Our day is not yet over so walk to St. John Church going in you have to pay a ticket if I remember it right we pay 10 or 20 rupees each, visitors with vehicles need to pay more. Originally a cathedral St. John’s Church was included on the first publix buildings erected by East India Company after Kolkata became the capital of British India. The construction of the St. John’s Church started in 1784 and was completed in 1787. St. John’s Church is the third oldest church in Calcutta (Kolkata) only next to the Armenian and the Old Mission [...]

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General Post Office, Kolkata

General Post Office, Kolkata

Another worth looking architecture in Kolkata is the General Post office, it is the central post office of the city handling most of the city’s inbound and outbound mails and parcels.  Designed by Walter B. Grenvile in 1864, who acted as consulting architect to the government of India from 1863 to 1868. The site where the General post office is located was actually the site of the first Fort William. It is also alleged to be the site of the infamous Black Hole of Calcutta (1756).

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Writer’s Building in Kolkata

Writer

It was already mid-afternoon when my husband felt okay after taking anti-diarrhea tablets. The weather is hot, instead of taking the subway again we hailed a taxi in the street that will take us to this street where well build landscape and architecture can be found. This is the secretariat building of the State Government of West Bengal in India which today it houses the office of the Chief Minister of West Bengal.  The Writers’ Building originally served as the office for writers of the British East India Company. This is designed by Thomas Lyon in 1777, the Writers’ Building [...]

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Suffering from Traveler’s Diarrhea in India

Hotel Breakfast

The next day instead of feeling well my husband was feeling more sick. He is having a diarrhea, he had the early signed since we are in Varanasi, those past few days it was controllable but this time it was already serious that he can’t stop it anymore, instead of resting he was awake all night off and on to the comfort room. So when I wake up and feeling hungry and my husband has no sign of getting out of the bed I asked him if he wants to have  a breakfast, our room has free breakfast on it. [...]

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