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The Holy City

Varanasi, India


Mark Twain once wrote about Varanasi "it is older than history and older than time, and it looks twice as old as both of them put together." Varanasi is the holiest place in India, and because of that thousands of people come here to bid fairwell to their loved ones. Every day of the week, hundreds of people are cremated on the banks of the river with little more than a sheet over them! And the holiest people are floated down the river until they sink to the bottom with weights. So needless to say this was the most interesting boat ride of my life.

permalink written by  Greg on June 3, 2007 from Varanasi, India
from the travel blog: Adventures in Curry
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Ok, I only have one thing to say about that. I am TOTALLY jealous of the pot pic. Damn!!! That would be like, a life time supply!! LOL!!

permalink written by  Olivia Rodrigues on June 15, 2007

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