Project 365: Day 152 – A new home


30th November 2014 – Kolkata, India

This nomad had wandered far and wide, his heart never at home.
There was a man that searched far and wide. But deep inside, there was a boy,
who longed for somewhere to stop for a while, and ponder on which pill to swallow.
And home he found, even for a little while, in a chaotic city of joy.
sudden street, kolkata, bengal, india, travel, photography

There are still bubbles of joy around here – Kolkata, India

Sudder street is the centre of the backpacking activity in Kolkata. And this shall be my home for the next few weeks.

I have to stay in Kolkata for at least 2 weeks for a couple of reasons. One is to apply for a couple of Visas for France and Bangladesh respectively. And the other is to meet up with someone who is crossing the seas and coming to Kolkata to meet me. While I am not thrilled about the first one, the second one is definitely good reason to look forward to.

The sudder street area is not comprised of just one street. There are parallel and perpendicular streets next to Sudder, which make up the whole tourist ecosystem of Kolkata. Lanes like Tottee lane, Chowringhee lane, and Stuart lane. All of them lined up with everything that can be considered backpackerish. Ranging from cheap momo stalls to air/rail ticket booking centres.

And in the middle of it all, there were those gorgeous soap bubbles.

 

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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