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... Lee had spaghetti in a creamy tomato sauce. Think Heinz with turmeric. It wasn't until we left and looked back at it from the bottom of the ghat did we see the entire right hand side of the building had no side! I took a picture of it from a boat the next and and had we known that, I am not sure we would have gone. It quite literally could collapse at any moment. We went off to wander down to the main ghat for the aarti ceremony.
At the ghats you will see life at its ...
... and got through immigration and customs we were on Plan B. Personally we did not mind as we will do the evening ceremony tomorrow night.
By the time we left the airport it was dark so it was hard to see what Varanasi was really like, but the limited views from the bus implied that this area of India was indeed "less developed" than New Delhi. We will see what daylight brings......
... the Hindus unified peacefully under one India.
Eventually (1947 I think), England decided to let India have its freedom, but did not allow them to remain unified because there were riots and killings between Muslims and Hindus. So on the same day they allowed India freedom, a new country was also created: Pakistan.
About 7 million Hindus left Pakistan at that time in fear of the Muslims, and about the same amount ...
... started puking more bile. I decided it would be best to stay in the hotel so I slept between diherea and puking bouts. I slept for a while but then watched tv to pass the time. This included an Indian make over show, and some really weird Indian volleyball where it was indoor but they were playing on some sort of dirt and some people were barefoot. I eventually found some English movie Channels and watched the hangover 3. When Fiona came back ...
... from guesthouse owner took me to Shiva German bakery (again nothing german about the menu) for a sorely missed Nepali Dal Bhat dinner. My addiction for saffron ice cream returned just in time for my desert at Apsara. My meals here just kept getting better. To top it off, out at Pandhey Ghat right on the steps, the chai vendor served out aromatic hot chais where I just simply sat down and tuned myself to the heartbeat of the hindu universe.