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Travel Blogs from Varanasi
Varanasi is the oldest city in India - there is evidence of settlers here as far back as the 1200BC - and also the holiest city - they say that those who die in Varanasi earn eternal redemption and salvation. The centrepiece of Varanasi is the River Ganges - a revered body of water that flows right through the city. The waters are blessed …
We spent pretty much the entire day and previous night on the train, a total of 22 hours, our longest journey yet. Though as this time we were on 1st Class it was quite an easy 22 hours, we had a cabin of only 4 beds, it was spacious, had a table, plug socket and a door. We watched a couple of films on the laptop and it was 6:00pm, ready to get off …
A: Next destination was Varanasi, the holiest city in India. We decided to travel 1st class on the way down Varanasi which was approximately 12 hours away. Having experienced various forms of travel from dodgy buses to sleeper trains, we thought that we should experience what 1st class is all about. We booked the tickets while we were in Japiur …
Of all the cities that we have and will visit on our trip none come with the mystery and allure of Varanasi. Sure, living at home in the States, it is not every day that one hears of the city that is the heart of Hindu India, but to those on the backpacker trail, it is difficult to escape the stories and the draw. Images of the Ghat lined Ganges …
Alon and I most often travel by foot throughout cities. Even if what we are headed to may be up to an hour walk. Alon is truly a human compass so I can say that we haven't been lost thus far (maybe we've gone the LONG way, but never lost). I follow him faithfully (okay, with a few, "are you sure's?") and we always get to where we're going. Today …
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- Continental Breakfast
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