I met Mark at 10am next to his teashop hangout. We walked for about 15 minutes to reach a relatively quiet spot where we could chat in front of the camera. I think it went well, although I’ve never conducted an interview before, let alone filmed one. Whatever comes of the recording it was great to learn more about Kolkata. It’s fascinating that there is this Anglo-Indian minority left behind from British rule and that their primary language, in the home and amongst each other, is English. Mark was a great interviewee. After our chat we wandered the streets for a bit and I met one of Mark’s friends in what used to be an Anglo-Indian dominated area before most migrated overseas. I returned to Galaxy Hotel to secure my booking with a down payment, then took a roundabout route back home where I spent most of the afternoon setting up my bike. For dinner I wandered around the corner for some street food: egg biryani from one stall and two bowls of chaad from another, all for 70r (AU$1.40).

Day 550 (pic)

Just standing around

Accommodation $ Hotel
Distance ridden today 0km
Total distance ridden 14,339km