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... I know in cities where there are NGOs it's still a problem but I am a tad surprised that Varanasi has a bigger dog problem that other cities I have visited considering it is so small.
Off to the Aarti ceremony and met a lovely family of 3. Toddler, mum and gran. Mum was deaf but we got by somehow. We started a slow walk back to the guesthouse which turned into a bit of a sprint for Lee as he needed the loo. I carried on alone taking it all in. I think people are ...
... everyone with a metal detector and pat-down, and allow no cameras or cellphones in, and they mean it. Fair enough.
But after passing the security check I was directed to a small office facing the temple entrance, where a youngish, nasty officer on duty—although wearing no uniform—had decided that anyone who looked non-Indian wasn’t going to be allowed entry even if they claimed to be Hindu, and he wasn’t pleasant about it. ...
... nice and we were told so many times how great it was to see us there) one of the other guides took us under his wing and we headed for the buffet. It was great to have some help with the food since we were able to avoid anything super spicy and had a chance to try a little of everything. This was probably the best meal we have had during our whole time in India and it was incredible because there was three full buffets full of huge pans of food, and for there to be ...
... recognised because they have a cow (not a real one) positioned outside the shine but facing Shiva. One cool little feature was a bit of a signature left by the lead stonemason. The carvings on all the columns included many small carvings of panelled wooden doors, each one with 8 panels. One door carving however was unique and had 10 panels, something we didn't spot despite being told and looking for it.
To keep us going Jane and I bought some pakoras from a street seller, taking ...
... important to understand. We also saw a widow having her head shaved, to show that she will never remarry. In past times, the woman were encouraged to throw themselves alive on the fire while their husbands were being cremated.
After a nourishing coffee and cookies at a local bakery, some of us went on a walking tour to see how silk scarves and sarees are made. I felt like I was being inducted into a secret society as we wove through narrow alleyways and streets which ...