baking on the banks of the Ganges October 21st 2008 Varanasi is one of the holiest cities in India. Located on the banks of the Ganges River, it is one of the most auspicious places to be cremated for Hindus. It is also a place that Hindus come while they are still alive to bathe, worship and bring their ill for healing.
At first glance, it would seem that Varanasi is a town built on scams. First a taxi driver took us to hotels that we didn't want ... 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
Matt and Laura are back in the Vancouver area.
Many thanks to various editions of Lonely Planet Guidebooks for much of the factual information provided in the blogs!
Check out www.mytb.org/wanderinglaura for Laura's previous trips.
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