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Was very good.
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No movement in our camp until after 11 as we recooped and had some decent sleep ( well in a real bed and not moving). It's Holi day here and we saw many youths all brightly coloured playing in the streets. No further movement until after 4pm...lovely!
As the day progressed you could see youths all brightly coloured and tanked, all zooming …
Day starts at 6.30 with one of the boat men offering chai in the hope of enticing us out of bed - wasn't too hard, bed was not one that I wanted to stay in. Breakfast of porridge and toast and we were packed up and on the boat for a 4 hour trip further down the river towards Varanasi. How those guys could face more rowing was beyond me - they were …
... at the train station alive. The 4 hour train delay became, 4.5, 5.5, 6 and ultimately 7.5 hours. We sat in the car at the station, tortured by endless, endless, endless repetitions of the same two messages about traIn delays in Hindi and English. You just could not beleive that it could continue. The transfer assist guy was only to be seen when the train was finally scheduled to arrive; we were left for the poor young driver to help, turning the engine on and off to help ...
... in the lounge for a while. Bill was getting anxious, so around 2:30 we went through another security and down to the gate. We were given some snacks and juice due to the delay.
We finally boarded after 4:30 and landed in Varansi 3 hours late and the city is enveloped in fog. JP greeted us and provided us with the documents we need for the rest of our trip. Our driver had to wind his way through the fog and traffic to the hotel. It was pretty crazy, a ghostly ...
... later in the day some of the ghats will be covered with clothes drying in the sun). Walking the ghats any time of day is fascinating. In addition to the bathers, clothes washers and various touts selling boat rides, guide services, floating flowers with candles, and cheap souvineers, you can watch kids flying kites or playing cricket and other games or old men playing cards or dice. The ghats serve not only as a holy, devotional place but also as a playground and ...