So my pal Olaf arrives from Germany tonight. We will spend the next few weeks traipsing across India on our way to Mumbai. I booked us a room for three nights at the Park Hotel in Kolkata. It is super ritzy (and pricey), but I got a very good internet deal and decided to go for it. The location can’t be beat. I wanted a little bit of luxury for a couple of days and was also somewhat worried about Olaf’s inevitable India culture shock and wanted to ease him in a bit. Our room is fabu and I am lovin’ the AC and other comforts (with total Buddhist non-attachment, of course).