Hotel Hindusthan International Varanasi
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... in a tuktuk changes your perspective on driving. A larger van was barreling down on us but you become non-plussed ie somebody will yield in time .
Off eventually to walk to the Assi Ghat, the southernmost of the ghats [the Ganges flows north here]. Pilgrim children in white passed by, heading in our general direction. One wagged his finger re any photography.
One can walk from ghat to ghat along the water's edge. It was very warm. There was not much of ...
... We cruised up and down the river for an hour or so. Essentially we were taking photos of people having their daily shower. It was pretty cool to see, the rituals and clothes washing happening in the Ganges. Which may be holy, but I would say clean. Next up was the town of Khajuraho...the sexy caves. We boarded the night train at 5pm. Earlier that day the guest house owner had taken us to the temples, on the way we stopped for a Lassi, a traditional indian ...
... travelling through Europe to Asia and had some great tales, they were also camping for some of the way and it was nice to talk with them. A huge bus of Burmese tourist on a pilgrimage trip rolled up, and their guides presented their documents to the immigration officials, and hey presto, after some hassling from their Indian fixer they were all stamped up and ready to go. As the dust from their coach blew in my face and mildy choked me I wondered if that was ...
... meet Amanda which looked like old ruins of train tracks when he first pulled up, he gave me a direction and I started walking somehow finding my train and jumping on to find Amanda about to call me and with two Indian women also about our age. We were lucky to have them as our cabin mates. It was a smooth train ride, sleeping most of the time and arriving to Varanasi the next afternoon only 2 hours or so late (a pretty normal delay). We had precious cargo with us of ...
... and again/still? cremations going on at the burning Ghats.
While we were still waking up a bit and enjoying all what was going on and beautiful views on the city and Ghats we were shocked (again) by the floating cows. Death, mega balloon looking, cows. At least we saw 5 during our "romantic" rivertrip! So discusting and unimaginable what is all happening here in the Varanasi Ganges river!
The most breathtaking (also litterly), discusting, ...