Sunday, December 7, 2008

Buddha Baby


We arrived safely in Bodhgaya at 5am this morning. Our train from Varanasi was 4 hours late, so we didn't have to pay for a guest house last night! This dusty village is crawling with monks and around every corner there is a unique and immaculate Buddhist temple and some Tibetan refugees selling colourful goods on the road.

We plan to spend 2 nights here before heading to Kolkata. We are very excited to be finishing our trip soon and returning home to you!

3 comments:

YoUr excited friend said...

YEAH!!! come back to us!!!

Steph-Joy said...

and we are excited to have you returning to us TOO!

bob said...

From stories in my childhood Kolkata has always had an aura of being a place of mystery, intrigue and danger. I suppose this dates back to ancient stories of "The Black Hole of Calcutta" which caused the British so much worry and anguish. There was a Fort William there just as there was also a Fort William in Canada at the head of Lake Superior. Canada's version is now Thunder Bay. It is probably really stretching things, but I wouldn't be surprised if there was some connection between Kolkata and Thunder Bay. Thankfully Fort William seems to have disappeared from both places.

I look forward to seeing your smiling faces soon... and hearing all your great stories.

Love, Dad