Lara India Hotel
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... to see a woman of my age walking solo and I haven't seen many older solo women this time either.
I got back to the room and its a bloody good job that Lee and I know each other very well, a tiny room, a tiny bathroom, no insulation from noise is not a good environment for people a tad unfamiliar with one another to have Delhi belly. Our medication will finish in a day so our hopes rise by the hour that our suffering will soon end.
Our last morning was the ...
... at two Asian-looking women who said they were Hindu and insisted they weren’t, badgered them, and took down their passport numbers. He shouted at a Frenchmen who came barefoot in a Hindu robe bearing flowers that he wasn’t a Hindu and should leave, and then he shouted at me—no surprise by now—that I couldn’t go into the temple. Some older Indian soldiers in uniform looked on with long-suffering expressions of commiseration, but his ...
... of it and have it be that delicious was amazing. While we were enjoying the food and taking everything in, we were asked several times to have our pictures taken and got to meet tons of other people which was really fun as well. We artfully avoided persistent requests to head to the dance floor (no one else was dancing because of the belly dancer) and instead just hung out and enjoyed the atmosphere for a little while. Pradeep our guide came and got us when he ...
... on the hygiene. It was served mashed up with green sauce (I should really know what is in it as I have it so often) and in a small bowl pressed out of leaves.
We visited a mosque, a first for Jane and I. Perhaps my last after I innocently stood on the one prayer mat that was positioned in an alcove next to images of Mecca and Medina and quickly got ushered off it by our Muslim host. The call to prayer happened as we were there so we had to made a quick exit before ...
... frequented by tourists. It was very cool. We saw the step-by-step process of how the garments were made and also got a great tour of the city in the meantime. The noise of the machinery and the dim-lighting made me grateful for my working conditions at home.
That evening, we took a sunset boatride to get great views of Varanasi and to watch the daily thanksgiving ceremony. From the boat, we could see the dozens of cremations taking place on various ghats. The city was ...