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... who we had around us.
The fog didn't lift until late so we went very slowly and at 3.00pm arrived at Varanasi - only ten hours late!!! We were exhausted and I hadn't eaten for 24 hours. David had a train meal of different curries!
It was certainly an experience and not as bad as I anticipated, but hopefully the only trip I will do like that! The only other option is to fly everywhere or to book a private car! And David was keen to do some Indian train trips!
... rounded off with an excellent Dosa for 25p from a street vendor. Mistake.
Around 9 hours after our dosa, roughly 1am, Joe awoke with what he thought was heartburn, whilst Rob was already awake and not feeling or looking great. We won't go into detail (Those wishing for detail need only ask) but let's just say we were not well. Delhi belly had arrived. We spent the next 3 days shut in our hotel ...
... 5,000 years old, the source of cremation fires today. Cremations closest to the water were for the lower classes.
Somebody had tagged along by this time. I wanted to venture forth. The others stayed behind. I passed the area of middle class cremations, the heat from existing fires evident. The chap asked if I wanted to see the brahmin area so we went high and furthest away from the water.
The likes of pregnant women and young children cannot be cremated as they ...