A quick note from Varanasi

(updated with images) Tuesday, June 16th, 5:30 p.m. (8 a.m. EST), Varanasi, India

– In the final week of our trip, we land in Varanasi, one of India’s holiest cities. Every stop has been unique and this one pulls no punches. The streets are small and winding, with just enough room for about three people side-by-side, so naturally people drive their motorcycles on them. Watch your step. A walk along the Ganges nets about a thousand questions (about me) and just about the same number of photos. It’s beautiful, mysterious, majestic and not so clean. It is truly the heart and soul of this city and in some regards all of India.

I will be posting some catch-up images from Kancheepuram and Jaipur along with a few new ones from today. We took a boat ride on the Ganges around 5 a.m. That was amazing. So much so, that we’re taking an evening ride at 6 p.m. One more full day in Varanasi after that and then we head to Mumbai, midday Thursday. More to come.


2 responses

  1. Kenny


    June 17, 2009 at 2:52 am

  2. Mimi

    Hi Sean, amazing posts and travels. I’ve enjoyed following your trip. Ziggy has been to India and I shared your site with him. He responded: “Please ask him to bring me a snake chain. It should cost around 10 US. Bracelet, not necklace. If he is in Varanasi it should be really easy.” If you’re inclined to do this he’ll pay you back and pay for shipping.


    June 17, 2009 at 6:46 pm

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