“………every day in Varanasi feels like eavesdropping on a party. Life in Varanasi plays out like the scene after a major celebration in any other city – except here it’s every day……It’s kind of like being a little kid at an adult’s party. You’re curious, in awe, and not quite sure what the hell is going on.
They say you should visit Varanasi once in your lifetime and we were glad to finally have made it after yet another delayed plane. Our wonderful host arranged for a taxi to pick us up from the Varanasi airport. The driver entertained us on the way with his comments about the traffic in Varanasi.
‘ Incredible India, incredible traffic.’
You need 3 things to drive in Varanasi:A good horn, good brakes and most of all good luck!
On our first full day we decided to walk into the old town. The sights, noise, smell and traffic that we encountered were like nothing else we have ever seen.
Lynne: I feel like I am on a movie set!
Les: I have never seen a bloody movie like this!
We wandered through the back lanes of the old city.
We found a friendly barber who gave Nick a shave and seemed to enjoy squirting him in the face with water.
Nick did enjoy the face massage that finished off the whole experience.
We liked the barber so much Les also went back for a hair cut.
We found ourselves wandering the ghats. We were asked to pose for more photos! Maybe we should start charging!
Next on the agenda was the sunset boat cruise to see the Ganga Aarti Evening Ceremony/
We stayed with Harish at Home stay and enjoyed a hassle free four nights in Varanasi.