31 December - Varanasi &Delhi January 5th 2008 Varanasi
Well we survived the train to Varanasi, a 12 hour journey that took 16 hours! We were in a partition that had 3 beds down one wall, 3 the opposite wall and 2 more across the other side of the very skinny carriage way. We did not board until midnight, and everyone was asleep, so we slipped into our bottom bunks and by 8am all the others had disembarked, so we had the entire c ... read more
Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Varanasi The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
We love backpacking around SE Asia. We blog to keep interested family and friends up to date with our travels, but also to give travelers an idea of local costs.
2007: We traveled for 6 months through Vietnam, Thailand, India, Cambodia and Laos.
2012: We traveled for 6 months through Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
2015: We are going to travel for 6months through Philippines, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia
Language was never a problem, we never felt unsafe and we never had anything stolen. We would do it again in a flash and definitely recommend it!
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