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.