Sunday, February 10, 2008

I have found heaven

...& it is the Kolkata Hyatt Hotel.

We arrived here today after taking a sleeper train that left at 4:30am. The train was quite good with 2 sleeper bunks in a private room, and breakfast for the 7 hour trip to Kolkata.

We decided to have a nice hotel here to celebrate my birthday. The Hyatt is AMAZING! Gorgeous rooms, lovely amenities, pool, spa etc. We plan to stay 3 nights here and then go to the Andaman islands. (We are cutting our Darjleeing as it is proving too time consuming to get to.) http://kolkata.regency.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp

We went for this amazing gourmet Italian lunch that had an antipasto buffett (1/2 vegetarian!), then you are served like 7 different hot dishes in small portions (ours were all veg) and then you top it off with a dessert and cheese buffet. I will be full for a week. The vegetarian options in India are just wonderful. We have each booked 2 hour spa treatments for tommorow night.

Tommorow we plan on spending the day exploring the city. With the change in plans I am now researching sites to visit.

1 comment:

Barry said...

Looks like heaven. Damn, the hotel looks amazing. Sounds like you're going to have the best b-day ever. Happy birthday by the way.
Things are warming up in Calgary, finally. Barry is still working hard on his proposal. I've been de-cluttering my room. I'm getting rid of so much crap, it feels really good.
Barry and I are watching the grammys tonight, feist and Janet jackson are performing.
Happy traveling
Shelleyxoxox
Barry says hi and we both hope the malaria nightmares are getting better.