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Five-fifteen may seem an unreasonable hour to rise when one is on holiday, but our boatman was booked, and so pre-dawn darkness found us tramping through tiny cobbled alleys, squeezing past waking cows, excited dogs, and trying to watch where put our feet amid the garbage and ordure. Once on the Ghats, we were amazed to find a motley collection thousands of others jostling in the half light. Among them were tourists from every continent searching for boats, near-naked holy ...
... believe that it is very good to be cremated here, and if your ashes are put in the Ganges, all of your sins are cleansed by the river. Varanasi is a very popular place to come to die. Ravi Shankar brought some of George Harrison's ashes here. Also, Nora Jones returned the favor and brought her father, Ravi Shankar's ashes here when he recently died.. This evening has been unlike anything I have ever experienced, nor I do believe I will ever experience anything like it ...
... air with a shout. They then began to disperse, and we returned to shore, climbed the steps and made our way through the throngs of pilgrims, hawkers, beggars, cows and tourists, carefully dodging the cow pats and back to our waiting car. Back at the hotel, we dined on a nice vegetarian buffet and chatted with an interesting British couple who had just spent several weeks trekking in the Himalayas. It was an early evening as we would have to be up early for sunrise on the ...
... group of people, the best part about travelling is you'll meet so many like minded individuals and there'll never be awkwardness, straight away you are presented with topics of conversation as you already have something in common with them, travel!
We were taken through spice markets, and even to a 'paan' market. If you visit India or have been, you'll have noticed pretty much ...
... host was at Varanasi station to greet us as 6am, silver linings and all that!
Our homestay has been very comfortable over the past 3 nights and in a great location in the quiet backstreets overlooking a small river. The homestay experience, however, was non-existent as we had images of staying with a local family and interacting with them. Instead it was actually a small hotel and we only ...