Hotel Ideal Tower
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... for elegant entries and exits. We were lucky, there were only 8 people in our section. Aussie Gary and Matt had about 14 with at least 3 blokes sharing each bunk. Not intimidating at all! We all survived though - even chanced the dreaded loo. Guy Martin exaggerates. So now we're in Varanasi, hippy capital of the world. The Ganges here ...
... respectful religious alternative.
As a congregational rabbi who performs something on the order of 35 funerals a year, I tried exploring the cremations here as a fellow religious professional. This man was providing a service, and taking care of the dead in a specific, ritual way that was framed as a holy process. In his understanding, and that of the people he was cremating and their families, the burning was the way to assure that these souls would ...
... washing clothes. It was still dark when we transferred by bus at the market area near the river. We then had to walk about a quarter of a mile to the river amidst literally hoards of pilgrims and locals doing the same thing. We were accompanied by cows walking (and sitting) in the streets (we used the term "land mines" to warn fellow travelers behind us about the droppings left by the cows), a constant honking of horns from bicycles, motorcycles, ...
... home.A cup of chai and biscuits refreshed us as we were shown the most exquisite items all made within 100 or so yards from where we were.We succumbed to buying a red mandala patterned table cloth for our dining room in Wales and as a gift we were given a shawl each just like the ones every bazaar and souk has tried to sell us in the last 3 months.Our ever patient tuktuk drivers duly drove us back ready to get ready for our evening meal and earned a well ...
... we witnessed, but surprisingly enough nearly everyone we encountered was smiling and very friendly. Of course there was the occasional person asking for money and we did find one incredibly persistent young guy selling prayer beads who nearly hooked us with his crazy discounted prices until we finally arrived at the waterfront and had an excuse to break free.
On the banks of the River Ganges, all up and down the river actually, there are these large ...