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Varanasi: a place like no other

Varanasi was the place that I imagined I would find India’s intriguing spirituality and most interesting of characters and I was not wrong. The city, with its holy people, it’s rituals, it’s maddening traffic, it’s delicious street food, it’s suffocating alleyways and it’s annoyingly frustrating boat touts and rickshaw drivers, was my favourite place yet. 673 more words

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India Travel Music Playlist - Bollywood, Bhangra and Hindi Rock & Roll

Next up on our series of world music playlists, we feature India – home to wonders like the Taj Mahal, the Ganges river and so much incredible music. 231 more words

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MANIKARNIKA GHAT

Where to begin. On a slope up from the Ganges lies the Manikarnika Ghat, that famous Indian crematorium we’ve always known about but not quite believed was real. 2,067 more words

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India photo diary ft. Varanasi

Varanasi in three words was a humbling, spiritual and charming experience. A walkable city with tight alleyways, brightly coloured shops, goats with sweaters and much more. 318 more words

THE GANGES

“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?” That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.”  633 more words

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AND THEN I HAD ANOTHER EXCELLENT IDEA....

Since the train journey from Yangon to Bagan turned out so well, why not try a road trip from Kathmandu to Varanasi, India? The original plan was a tourist bus from Kathmandu to the border and then a train on into Varanasi. 1,322 more words

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Mother Ganges and Varanasi India

I know that this is a birding blog, but sometimes life distracts even us birders.  I was jarred from my birding world back to the stark reality of life and death along the Ganges River with its vivid colors, smells, and sounds creating a spiritual impression that will not be soon forgotten. 800 more words

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