Sandhya Guest House
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Great food! Friendly staff, perfect. Can't think of what else to say.
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<u>Monday February 13<sup>th</sup> – Allahabad to Varanasi</u> The alarm went off at 9 although mine had already woken me a few times. There was a knock on the door at 8 calling chai, we'd all had a great night's sleep dodging mosquitos. We had a slow breakfast. We checked it was a 24 hour check out system as some …
So we arrived in the ancient holy city of Varanasi. Varanasi is an incredible important city for the India's and it has the holy river the Ganges flowing through it. To the India's if you die in Varanasi you are cleansed of your sins and many old people travel here to do exactly that, die. They also have a ritual where bodies are burnt on the river …
... on the wall on the other side of the aisle there is a set of bunks running lengthwise! There are no privacy curtains and no doors. Every bed is given a pillow, two sheets and a blanket! Yuk!
David and I had the lower berth and middle berth as they so sweetly name them! I forgot to mention that everyone's luggage goes under the bottom bunk and people bring chains to chain their luggage together and attach it to hooks, so it won't be stolen during the night when ...
... are somewhat like Christian saints – that is, to be venerated rather than worshipped.
Besides Hinduism, which claims to be older than time itself and certainly stretches back some 3,500 years, there are large numbers of Muslims. The bitterness of Partition which followed Independence in 1947, seems largely to have disappeared among the people we met; Hindus will attend Muslim ceremonies and vice versa – however, intermarriage still seems very much ...