The room is not much. Basic. Shower and toilet outside.
I just came from India.
Oh, then it is a palace.
I just smiled.
I do know Indian palaces though.
It's so quiet. So utterly quiet.
There are no horns; no rickshaws (ok, I saw one but not the same)
No cows. No monkeys. No mohwak piggies eating garbage in the Central Park of Patna- the Gandhi Maidan.
Nothing on the ground. Not trash. Not bodies.
I don't think you could find two more contrasting cities than Calcutta and Amsterdam.
I don't think you could find two more contrasting places than India and the Netherlands.
The one thing I fear in both: the traffic.
Viva la differencia. Sempre.