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From Varanasi to Lumbini - Happy Holi!

March 20th 2011
After yet a very long and delayed night train all the way from Agra and some slight grief trying to find a random man at the train station whose friend had shared our booth and forgotten his phone, we arrived in the holy city of Varanasi. A short (9km one way, as usual) rickshaw drive followed by a long walk down some narrow windy alleys took us to our hostel which turned out to be nicer than we t ... 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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