feeling a bit dusty and tired I'm looking forwards to a trio of nights in luxury at the oberoi in kalkota or Calcutta as even the BBC write it still.
I had a huffed reply on a blog to my remarks on Scotland,if anyone has visited ,filmed,compiled archives etc more than me south of the border let them make themselves known. after being attacked and insulted many times in Scotland I make no apologies plus I now face a court case under writes Scottish law for taking film of a bus driver which seems to tie in with the racial abuse I got from the police in Glasgow at the games. the chap concerned said I was still happy to take his money, I've news for him he can go elsewhere with my best wishes if we cannot express our genuine feelings after suffering what can we do,I've masses of friends in Scotland and was amongst the first to support the main rallies and running days from England and encouraged many enthusiasts to make their first visits to lathalmond and svvt. perhaps I'll postpone my planned trip to the Orkneys and outer Hebrides to next year as a form of protest.
today we went to the Khulna bus station, hot sunny and dusty yet again not a lot of action early on as the hartals and blockade with yet more deaths yesterday put people off travelling around the country. we then went to the railway station, broad guage and at first glance not a lot going on its near the river station where the rocket ferries once moored. then things started to hot up and got two trains and lots of shunting movements recorded. in the afternoon we went to a junction way out of the city where traffic from the capital heads south to the second port plus Khulna third city. I went to the bank to get Indian rupees ,well money changer really,I thought the rate was good,this afternoon I found it wall all Bangladesh taka, has an the guide had a piece of our minds,he keeps butting in when you ate trying to sort stuff out,we've a car to take us to the border,he was scared of travelling by bus,in the event we are thinking of ditching him at Khulna and doing the border on our own it can't be that difficult. well have yo get some rupees at the border and then need to find a decent Indian bus to kolkota esplanade bus station which is onlyba few minutes walk across to the oberoi hotel.