Hotel Sarin Inn
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Free parking
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... and death at its rawest. Varanasi is a very holy place for Hindus, like Lourdes for Catholics. People who come to worship believe in miracles and every devoted Hindu here has a nice, feel good story to tell about it. People give the Mother Ganga gifts, this can be anything from food to coins. People bath in the water, people drink the water and people take the water home. They set off a - little tray of marigolds with a candle in it. Some are made from leaves others are made ...
... concert. The music itself was unabashedly in major keys, with tempi that shifted from slower chants to upbeat Bollywood-sounding religious songs. It was quite a show, and even without understanding the full symbolic meaning of every part it was clearly a presentation of the most positive sort on Hinduism for the people present. They even had guys circulating with collection plates for offerings for the temple just above us that presented these evening prayers ...
... good number of other tourists in the crowds watching, Pradeep also pointed out to us several large groups of pilgrims who had made the journey to the river from far away, completing one of the things that every Hindu is supposed to do at least once in their lives.
After the Aarti was finished, we headed back onto solid ground and immediately had to duck and weave out of the way of numerous self-appointed tourist “priests” anxious to place a ...
... offered us 400 rupees which was what we had in our head so we went for it. As we got to the taxi he said it was 600 rupees to the middle of town, the cheek. So we told him tough, and set off to find somebody else.
At the front of the station we ended up crowded by Indian guys, another two tourists joined the four of us looking for moral support but the scrum was so intense we all ended up sorting ourselves out and using auto-rickshaws (As we weren't at a tourist ...
... 630 am and at 730am I woke up realizing we were not moving. I could hear them outside the van asking locals something, directions. Now, here's where I got me back. I sat in the bus pulled up my GPS and our destination. Casually, I walked outside feigning "I needed a stretch of the legs" "soooo are we lost? "No!" Says all three indian men emphatically . "Oh, I was just curious as to how long we had and where we were and and I have this little app type thing that is called ...