Hotel Temple on Ganges
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... it's the ayhevedic massages - I think it's a pound the daylights out of you type of massage. We'll see, I'm going to give my knee a rest *** Reminders to self, pick laundry up at 7pm and change 1000 & 500 rupee notes to 100's - before 10 pm we can't take them into Nepal - it's illegal and God knows I don't want to end up in a Nepalese or Indian gaol, I couldn't survive on the streets here let alone in a gaol! There won't be any more updates until late tomorrow. ...
... one of the guys serving food... "11" "Really? Not 1am?" "No...we early, 11 sometimes 12" So either he hasn't a clue or it's eleven not one. Fi and I are in the opposite end of the train to Jed and because I cannot for the life of me pronounce the station "masouguard" properly we decided Fi would head down to Jed's coach and along the way try to find an official ticket man! By the time she'd walked the length I the train the food guys, and train inspectors assumed ...
... filled with boatloads of tourists doing the same. They say that bathing in the river will cleanse your body of sin, but I’m a big believer in pathogens and I am 100% sure that bathing in that river is more likely to fill my body with disease.
Zoe went for a short walk to the nearest ghat, Hanuman Ghat (which is 1 of 2 ghats where cremations take place) and was befriended by the Ghat manager, Muna. A gentle soul, he gave her a guided tour ...
... people doing dumps in the water...Maybe this is where the term 'holy ****' originated from? Hehe
I was very careful not to dip my toes in, whilst the holy man next to me was willingly dunking himself repetitively in and out of the holy water himself...I really hope for his sake he is relieved from the cycle of reincarnation!
... happened in 6th century BC. This is the place chosen by Buddha to deliver his first sermon, Sarnath is as holy to the Buddhists as Varanasi is to the Hindus. Explored the ruins of a once flourishing Buddhist monastery and loom around the museum with an interesting collection of Buddhist art and sculpture. The Ashoka pillar of Saranath is the National emblem of India. We learned that Buddha is not actually a name but a stage of enlightenment and it involves the 7 chakras. The 7th chakra ...