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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 …
... a betel nut with either a paste or a white powder in the leaf and chewing that but here they just go all out. I went on a mission to get some, it shouldn't have been ******* account of the fact that every other shack, stall or hole in the wall is a paan shop here but the challenge was finding a wallah who spoke English. I couldn't, but when I asked in one place there was a customer who did and he helped me. I don't think they put ...
... the spirit to rise to nirvana and in doing so there was no space for grief. It was a beautiful culmination of the 5 elements of nature coming together to complete the full circle of life. Although a very intense experience for us both, it did give us time to reflect on life and all its beauty. As long as we keep friends close, family even closer and carry on doing what makes us happy I think we’ll both be OK.
The rest of our stay was spent exploring some of ...
... fire, chanting, singing, flowers and thousands of people. They are worshipping Mother Ganges, the goddess of the river. Hindus believe that if you live in Varanasi, and die here, having lived a “good” life, you are freed from the cycle of rebirth and go directly to nirvana, so it is one of the most sacred places for them.
The crush of humanity that makes the trek to the prayer ceremony that occurs each evening, is impressive, but the ...
... than dense fog.
The next day the others went off to some fort or temple or palace. Like I said earlier didn't think it could happen to be tired of those sites, but I was really eager to set out and explore the town. This time I walked along the ghats, and just people watched along the way, I could sit there all day and marvel. I arrived at the labyrinth, but felt claustrophobic so got out of there before I couldn't get out. It really is crazy. I wish I took pics, again ...