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... we went to the iron market, the cream market and lastly the flower market. All of these markets sold in bulk to other shops. We then had lunch. I had a dosa. We then came back and napped. We headed out later in the afternoon to the ghats again. This time we went to the cremation sites and saw quite a few. A priest there explained us the significance of some of the rituals. There are two main creation sites on the Ganges in Varanasi. We the saw what they did for cows which had ...
... out of the throngs of people (of course) and there were several times when he would stop, look back and just laugh as we were a good 50 feet behind him, trying to keep up but constantly getting caught in the busy comings and goings of Varanasi. One thing we did notice was there weren’t nearly as many beggars or pushy street vendors as we thought there would be, and while we walked through the town it would have been easy to feel so terribly for all of the ...
... to sunset, or 24 hours a day, depending on the ghat. The ceremony of the cremation is very interesting. The body is first dipped in the river Ganges and then prepared and burnt beside the shores. Only the male relatives are allowed to take part of the ceremony. If you wish not to see this, you need to be careful where you look. I saw some things I wish I hadn’t during our walk, as these cremations take place out in the open. However, it is an essential part of Hindu tradition ...
... of whimsical thinking I would often wonder whether it would be as impressive as it seemed inside the travelling scriptures and on television. I was worried that after years of longing the Taj Mahal would ultimately disappoint but neigh comrades, it was beyond anything I have ever seen and one million times better than what I had seen on television. It was a masterpiece of architectural beauty and something all folk must see before the lights go out.
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... speed, weave around cattle, don't jink left or right or you'll end up with a bike up your wazoo, all the while, dodging cow ****, dog ****, human excrement, beggars and the odd running drain. The Haifa is located right near Assi Ghat, pretty good , but a long walk to the main shopping area. We hit the" centre of town" , turn right and then left down and ally way, and then up some stairs the the shop, shoes off, sit on the mat and get a lesson in what Kashmir, silk ...