Palace on Steps
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... worthwhile. It's bloody cold, and there's a dew that settles on the seats and on us so jackets or some sort of covering are the go. There are boats everywhere, with lots of tourists and a few locals. This is the most foreigners we've seen in any city by a long shot since we landed in Delhi. The scenes along the river are just what you expect, I guess most of us have seen the travel shows, it's great to ...
... the different ghats and took in the holy city of Varanasi. We stumbled upon a few of the ceremony's that are held each evening I can't be sure what it was all about, but there was chanting, fire, and incense involved. We ended up at 'Brown Bread Bakery' a decent cafe recommended by tripadvisor...however there were 3 Brown Bread Bakery's...each one claiming to be the legit one! We think we were at the real one..but can't be sure!! The following day we headed out ...
... paying their respects. A Ghurkha Band was present and lots seemed to be happening. Then, out of nowhere, heaps of Butanese dignitaries arrived on the scene and we realised why there was such a huge security presence at the event.
Whilst at the hostel we overheard people talking about a ‘Bang Lassi’. Apparently, this is a yoghurt drink that gets you high… I’m not sure what is in it but we are intrigued to find out more. Watch this ...
... this one should be an interesting journey as all that was left seat wise for this particular train journey was a semi bearable 3-tier non AC seat/bed. Will let you know how I get on soon xxx
P.s These entries are written in notes on my phone over the long train journeys...Just in case you thought I had too much time ;)
... to see silk weaving all done by hand and this is a dying art. There are only 100,000 looms left in the city. These are medieval looks and it was so fascinating to watch and I order to protect these weavers the government has given them special tax exemptions. We went to see the Temple dedicated to mother India and on the inside we saw a map of India to scale and it consists of 676 marble pieces all land on the floor. We also learned that Kashi is the place of learning in Varanasi by ...