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It was my intention to get out of Gorakhpur early in the morning. The breaking news of a missing Air Asia plane over Indonesia derailed my plans alittle bit. The mysterious news kept the suspense on the edge with no new information from the authorities. After milling a little longer at breakfast, it was time to make my way to …
... prices here. I am dreading paying American prices for the Indian food at home. Ha ha.
We then caught a cycle rickshaw back to the hotel and got ready for the sunset boat ride on the Ganges. This was quite the experience. So calm and peaceful on the water. We learned more about the morning and evening rituals that happen on this river and the fact that people from all over India come to this very site to be a part of it. We got the chance ...
... 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 ...
... there is NOTHING on the other side. When we reached the barren sand he states "go exploring, we'll wait the storm out", easier said than done with sand whipping up at you and the storm approaching. 1.5 hrs later we were still laying inside the boat waiting for the storm to pass enough to make it safely to the other side. At a lull Rich suggests we make a run for it and the man reluctantly agrees so we spend the next half an hr attempting to ride the wakes in fierce wind, I'm ...
... money. “Thank you so much,
now I can buy a new notebook for my best friend in the class. She is Gitanjali”
He spoke to me and ran away. He made me mousy for the next couple of minutes.
And absolutely, I was feeling dignified. After all, it was best charity entire
my life indeed. I stood up with a lofty expression on my face and bid adieu to
the Ghats along with Aaditya too.
----- Bhimeshwar Arya