Hotel Vibhav Harsh
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... touts and give commissions. At the moment, I didn't even realize we were being scammed, and in retrospect, I'm kind of impressed.
It took me a bit to get over my irritation at being played like a fiddle the way I was. But I'm happy with what I bought, so I can't be too angry.
We haven't done a whole lot of touring in Varanasi, and I wish we had more time here, but it has been a nice respite. Painting, talking, staying in, eating muffins ...
... the alleyways. Rach had a fright when a saucepan of food landed just behind her, reminiscent of the chapati hitting my head, but could have been a lot more painful. Our walk alongside the river took us to Dashashwamedh Ghat famous for it's Puja show where priests perform dedications to Lord Shiva. We watched the priests dance with incense, fire and flowers whilst loud music played and crowds clapped. Rose and I also joined in tradition paying ten rupees to have a bindi ...
... the dog left. I didn't expect to see the man again when he came back with a carrier bag of miniature size packets of cookies and my change. To told him to buy himself a cup of chai and gave him a packet of biscuits he was delighted.
We sat and spoke some more when a man who was filthier than a filthy thing from filthy land came to shake me hand. Naturally, I obliged then, before I knew it, he was giving me an arm massage. What could I do ? He had half of the Ganges silt on ...
... ago. Now that Dahl is out of many people's price range, many poor families get by on eating mostly rice and chappati. An important function of school is to give the kids one healthy meal each day so they have enough energy to concentrate. From what we've heard, prices of basic commodities keep rising but there are essentially no jobs for the poor. A third of Indians and a number larger than the US population - about 400 million people - is getting squeezed. You can ...
... Only men attend the burning. We were passed by numerous processions of men chanting and carrying bodies towards the ghats. Each ghat had numerous piles of wood with a body within it. The smoke in the area was immense. We had expected a bad smell but there was none. It was pointed out to us that the lowest caste brings the wood and tidies up after the ceremony. We asked Yashi whether bodies were ever just dumped into the ...