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... you spend your money", but this guy invited us to his "****** shop to buy his ****** goods". Other shops advertised best quality but he had cheap price "****** stuff". What his pitch lacked, he made up for in persistence, pursuing us for some time despite our diligent ignoring of all his endeavours. Eventually, Laine had had enough, and uncharacteristically told him to "F... off". He was most insulted by this, grumbling that he had ...
... flowers into the river, and as Sunil has directed, we are all meant to make a wish. This little bit I do for Tim. It's been another fabulous day, so we all go to an Italian Restaurant for dinner before the short walk back to the hotel. Tomorrow morning at 6am we're on the river again this time to watch the early morning ceremonies on the ghats and then the next day we have an 11 hour drive to Nepal to Lumbini, the birthplace of Bhudda. Namaste from ...
... it really depends on who is guarding on the day as to whether you get in. We popped along to the next temple instead to take our offerings to Annapoorna, the goddess of food. Luckily for us our offerings were taken straight to to the goddess along with a small 'financial offering', although anyone's offerings would have for the right price of course. We then walked down towards the southern end of Varanasi along the river by the ghats and took our first bicycle rickshaw ...
... we walked over incomparable filth, and likely too the charred ashen remains of dead people as we tried to navigate to a temple though the burning Ghats; today we were harassed by sellers with the promise of their illicit wares, today we saw city waste in piles, pigs enjoying a bath in it and saw animals stomachs on the roadside, tempting the flies; today we accept and respect this alien place and its ancient ways.
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... bought a big box for later.
Myself, Noor and Barbie (Argentinan) went for a walk to buy some fruit, as Noors talent for the open mic was to provide snacks and fruit salad. Leading up to the evening it turned out some of the guys had been drinking and so it was looking like it was going to be an interesting one.
Eve started the night with some stand up material she had written earlier in the day and then she introduced me to read the poem I'd written pretty spur ...