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Varanasi

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Hi All

I have really enjoyed Varanasi, the world’s oldest living city, with it labryrth of narrow lanes and its riverside temples (Ghats) and of course the Ganges. I’ve walked along it, sat beside it, eaten in restaurants overlooking it & boated on it. The Ganges is the life blood to so many Indians and their religions.

Did a 24 hr round trip to Bodh Gaya, to see where the Buddha gained enlightenment. The Heritage Park was a very peaceful oasis, amid the bustle of Indian life.

I am only now, starting to understand bits of the Indian culture and my body is adapting nicely too. It’s is starting to handle the heat and cope with its food.

The touts are starting to leave me alone a lot more as I look a bit more travelled and can mutter some Hindi phrases

I am leaving for Agra tonight

Regards

Chris sig

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Posted by Chris Sig 20:25 Archived in India

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