24 Hour Funerals and a Cosmic Wedding - Varanasi February 25th 2007 Varanasi is one of the strangest places I have ever been to, a piece of living, breathing history that seems strangely unaffected by the modern world that surrounds it and penetrates it. As we discovered on our way into the city, there is not even a proper road in or out that connects the city to the motorway-style bypass, and in many other ways it felt strangely disconnected in both time and spac ... 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 are Erika and Robin from Scotland and in April 2005 we quit our jobs and set off to cycle from Scotland to İstanbul.
We reached İstanbul in October 2005 having discovered that cycling truly is the best way to travel and so decided to keep going beyond the Bosphorous......
We had never cycled any long distance before but had been wanting to travel for a long time and had finally saved enough and realised ıf we didn't set off now we never would. We decided cycling would be the best form of transport as we wanted to learn more about the countries and people we passed through at a s... full info