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Off To Varanasi

Well today went well, we checked out of the Garden Villa Home stay, and caught our train to Varanasi. Once there, we had to find a taxi, who told us that our hotel was closed down because of mice, even though we had just called there. So we decided that he was going to take us there, or else we would get out. Finally he took us to our hotel, the Hotel River View. It was pretty nice and not too expensive. We chose it because it was really close walk to the ghats. After we checked in and got settled we went walking around just to check out the scenery. We went up and down the alleys. They all have different sounds, colors, and smells. We stopped at a restaurant in one of the alleys and had a late lunch. The restaurant was Shiva Cafe and German Bakery, we had to wait a long time for our food but it was so good. We had some Benares Dum Aloo, after that we decided to do a little shopping and stop at the little shops everywhere. Silk is very popular here and we found a merchant with cheaper rates than most we found. I bought a pink bedcover and a pashmina and Sarah and Cassy bought pashminas for their relatives. It soon started to get dark and we headed to one of the ghats, were we took a ride on a boat. The sunset on the river was amazing, the sunset turned the sky pink and orange. After about an hour on the boat, we got off and found a little liquor and wine store, and we bought a bottle of wine for supper. We had a supper mostly consisting of vegetables and flatbread. We were definitely tired out today, we headed back to the hotel for a long sleep as we are going to have an early morning tomorrow as it is our last day here!!!


Posted by india2010 09:39

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