Varanasi

A 20 Hour Indian Train Experience

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4:30 pm The panic I felt while stuck in mind-boggling traffic is fading. I’ve made it to the Varanasi Junction station in time for my 4:45 train to Agra. I step inside, and India assaults me full force. It seems that not a single spot in the train station is unoccupied; people are sitting and […]

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Varanasi the Incomprehensible

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Before I went to India, I knew that I could expect to see an intense religious devotion there; the kind of faith that leads people to make pilgrimages just to plunge themselves in waters that are considered to be sacred. I also knew that I could expect layers of filth. But I hadn’t expected that […]

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