Chaitanya Guest House
Travel Blogs from Varanasi
"Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together!" - Mark Twain
Varanasi , Benaras , Kashi ... facineraness , intenst , vennlig :)
Vi bytta boplass , for tebake dit vi bynte Assi ghat ... halvpartn av menneskan , større gata å ett rom me dagslys i …
Well, my travel coach Larry told me I could easily spend three weeks in Varanasi. Indians pretty consistently told me ten days was too much time in Varanasi. They were both right.
We found our sleeper car and I actually slept for a good portion of the train trip. We arrived about 6:30 am and located the pre-paid taxi stand. While we …
... of you know, I also really don't like sitting around at airports. Few things irritate me more than delayed trains. So why do I travel nonetheless? Yes, there is the discovery of other cultures, the "grand triptych" of inspirations at the beginning of this trip. After 10 days on the go, and on my own, I have to admit though that the lure of another temple or palace is beginning to pale somewhat. So what remains? Two main things. I love the sense of movement ...
... on the road. Some of them even let the tourists steer them for a bit of a laugh. I had a go and wanted to do a bit of honking like everyone else but switched the windscreen wiper on instead as all the buttons look alike then the driver rescued control back again.
Back for Dave's belated birthday and a bit of late night swimming but unfortunatel no skinny dipping. This lot is a bit too modest for that. I would have but I am not dangling my bits ...
... ok and was 100rs a night.
We dropped our stuff off and went to see the burning Ghats which is where Hindu's from all over India bring their deceased loved ones to be burnt by the river Ganges, the bodies take a total of 3 hours to burn while the rib cage on men and hips on a women do not disintigrate they just get chucked in the river.
Depending on how wealthy you are depends on what wood you will be burnt on with sandalwood been ...
Our small double room with bathroom. Shower with hot and cold water. Fan, cost 500 inr per night (our nabo had a bigger room but not so much daylight for 450inr).
They only have 4 rooms. One ac for 1000 inr. The fan room we have in the front and the ac room would be the best once to pick .
Right on assi ghat. Good pizza close by , and open hand cafe up the street with good food and shopping.
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