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India’s City of Joy: 3 days in historic Kolkata at CNN

My latest travel feature with Laure Siegel on one of my favorite cities – Kolkata – for CNN Travel

Mother Teresa did the same for this spendid city as Spielberg did for sharks. She ruined the West Bengal capital’s reputation for generations. But Teresa is dead, the city is on a bumpy rebound and its global reputation as a place of hardship deserves to be put into a larger perspective.

Great people, incredible historic architecture, super food, cool hotels and plenty of grit.

I’ll be back.

Read the full story here.

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