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Great food! Friendly staff, perfect. Can't think of what else to say.
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Monday February 13th – Allahabad to Varanasi 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 places there’s a set check …
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 …
... and the fires never stop burning - this says a lot about how many people want to depart this world in this way on the Mother Ganga.
Our evening boat ride to watch the sunset was beautiful with views of the ghats in the evening light but then the true use of the river was made clear when a human body floated past our boat followed by a dead cow (clearly the rocks were not heavy enough!). ...
... car was actually only a third of a train car and was soon overflowing with seven women and children to a bench that should hold only four. Women were sitting on the floor and standing in the aisle. Everyone was helpful in finding places for everyone.
As the journey started and continued toward Varanasi more women and children got on. At first very few women left so we soon had 50 women and children in a car that should have had only 20. At one point a mother came ...
... Delhi, we noticed how green with both grass and lots of big trees and these trees never dry up so they stay nice and green. The roundabouts are still here because of the British legacy and we could also see where the British Army lived on these one acres of property and now members of Parliament live there and the government provides homes for all 794 members of parliament.
Just before we got into Delhi, we had to take all the curtains I our bus because ...