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The sinking and crooked temple next to the burning ghat - from our balcony  
   

The sinking and crooked temple next to the burning ghat - from our balcony

The line of men are heading to bathe after a cremation. There was a constant stream of them, day and night
Festival fever in Varanasi!

September 30th 2009
We changed taxis at the border - the area was totally chaotic and I'm sure a lot of smuggling goes on undetected there. The immigration desk was a table in the main street - we didn't even see any customs officers. Totally crazy - people and trucks loaded up with goods everywhere and absolutely no order at all. Our new driver spoke hardly any English. It was a long drive to Varanasi - we could hav ... read more
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Indian Flag 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
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