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... No burning bodies or crazed naked men hurling themselves into the water, just a grubby river. Surprised by the city (not our first surprise in the area!) we headed back to the hotel and after a curry dinner (shock) we slept like the dead. After checking out of our hotel the next morning we relaxed in an air conditioned restaurant to wait for our overnight train. We ordered chips and were overwhelmed with excitement ...
18 April 2015
We stand early up as at 05:00h we should be ready for the 2h boat trip on the Ganges.
In total we are going with 8 people from our hostel. The boats man picked us up and brought us back to our hostel as well.It was beautiful to see the Ganges in it’s morning ritual glory. You saw now much more different kind of people praying near the river, people who were busy with washing the clothes for their customers and ...
... masses started flocking in.
During the tour there was a lot of discussion about religion, mainly Hinduism. I never knew that Hinduism, or some form of it, is the oldest religion supposedly going back 5000 years and with the oldest religious texts dating back to 1700BC. It was also interesting to hear about how big a part of politics and society religion is, particularly where differences lie and friction occurs. It could (does), I think, stifle progress here because judgement ...
... was freshly made (can you get a greater contrast than that???), the fruit ingredients being indiviully pulped by mortar. Our choice, from a huge fruit selection was pomegranite and chocolate combined (pomegranite being Vanessa's favourite fruit at the moment and chocolate being Elaine's favourite food any time). The drink was served in a "disposable" terracotta pot with flat wooden "paddles". It was a great taste and a great ...
... sleeping, if they're lucky enough to get to sleep!
David decided to sleep with his pack (and the passports inside it) under his head which probably accounts for why he didn't get much sleep! I slept with my pack shoved up against the wall under my bunk and my handbag (including my wallet etc) hooked over my neck under the blanket, and my scarf wrapped around the pillow and over my face! I managed to get more sleep than David, despite one man opposite snoring all ...