Published: June 2nd 2007June 2nd 2007
India has a very distinct smell. It smells of cows and dirty people and urine and insense. I'm going to make this short because I'm running on lack of sleep,lack of food, lack of water and it's too damn hot to function right now. When we got back to Delhi it was 47 degrees celsius. Thank god it's not humide. Since the last time I sent a message I have taken 3 trains and a plane ride across this country. We went to Amritsar a few days ago. I like Amritsar better than Delhi. Saw the golden temple. Very impresive, so far the highlight of the trip. Made our way over to Varanasi. Not my favorite place so far. Too dirty and too much death. Our dead bodies spotted count has now reached at least 5. We went to a night ceremony on the Ganges to see Hindus praying to the Ganges. Let's put emphasis on how dirty this place is. People do their business (ie. bathroom things) in the streets, garbage is everywhere, the Ganges is one of the most polluted rivers in the world. If I jumped in I would have to find the nearest hospital and get double vacinations for everything. Another highlight was we took a night train from Delhi to Varanasi. Very interesting experience, I had a riot of a time. I'm tired and the boys are asking too many questions. Tyler and Vince are my heros, each is brilliant in their own way. Tyler may or may not have drank Ganges water. Tomorrow we take a train to the Taj Mahal. Another early day. I can't wait to sleep in. Miss you all. Happy birthday Michelle!!