Peter Cat, Kolkata

Back in Kolkata. Flew in from Varanasi via a plane change in Guwahati. We traveled northeast from Varanasi, basically following the border with Nepal. The Himalayas and Mt. Everest were in the horizon. Beautiful sight at 35K feet. Guwahati is in Assam state, north of Bangladesh. On our leg from Guwahati to Kolkata, we flew over Bangladesh and the Ganges River Delta flowing into the Bay of Bengal.

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We had dinner at Peter Cat earlier in the week and decided to return this New Year’s Eve. I NEVER photograph restaurant meals because who cares. The issue here is value and ambience. First the ambience.

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Now for the value. We ordered a side of 6 Tandori prawns (440 rupees), a side of 6 pieces of Tandori chicken (290 rupees), and a side of vegetable fried rice (210 rupees) for a total of 940 rupees. Since we got 70 rupees per dollar, our dinner tab (excluding wine) was $13.49 USD.

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In bed now at 8:30 PM. New Year’s Eve? Not for us! Need to be up at 3am to leave at 5am for airport and flight #8 for Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. I’m sure the Taj Exotica Resort on Havelock Island will get $75.00 USD for that same Peter Cat $13.49 meal.

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