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Back on the trains, Varanasi to Gorakphur

Korean Buddest in Saranath, India (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I was used to India now. It didn’t bother me. In fact it never had, it was always about the tourists stories. But now I was leaving on the way to another country I had only heard about through other tourists. First though, another Indian Train trip. It just before midnight when …

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That Girl on the Ganges

A Flower Girl on the Ganges (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Quite often I will take from my journal here, and create a travelogue in my stories section. This is one such extract.  Below is the original blog write up.  While the following link contains a better written travelogue and story, including many more photographs. Accomplishing Something on the Ganges Bob had headed …

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Varanasi, the Ganges, the burning Ghats- I started to like India

Men at dawn on the Ganges, Varanasi, India (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: The guide book said the place was a nightmare, I didn’t believe a word of it.  I was right. Varanasi quickly won me over, and my true like for India became evident. I left the train and bid Garima farewell as she met her uncle on the platform. The station was not …

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Winning train lottery and spending the night with an Indian girl …

Indian Ladies at the Taj Mahal (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I was leaving New Delhi for Varanasi via train. In truth my rush through India was better than I had expected. I still wasn’t over awed by the place. But I could see the charm of the place. What’s more my planned Christmas meet up in Nepal had been canceled. All of …

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