Category Archives: India 2016

Out of India

  We’ve left the subcontinent behind and are now having our brief stay in London before heading back to the Pacific Northwest tomorrow.  It’s a case of good news, bad news. Good news, I can drink the water as I … Continue reading

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Departing Delhi

Even the 70’s color scheme seemed bright and fresh and not at all outdated when found in the Delhi International Airport Holiday Inn. The perks of flying business class keep revealing themselves.  Our driver delivered us to a special door … Continue reading

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Travels With Joan

  You never know if you are making a mistake when you travel with friends.  Will the journey forge an even stronger friendship?  Or, will the journey strain the friendship?Speaking only for myself because, really, for whom else can I … Continue reading

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Khajuraho: A Lovely Ending

If Kerala is the land of coconuts, which it is, Khajuraho is the city (area?) of date palms.  It’s good to have a guide to keep you up to the mark on such things.  It also makes it easier for … Continue reading

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Ganga Aarthi

  In my last (or next to last) post, I mentioned Ganga Aarthi and semi-promised a follow up post.  This is my attempt at fulfilling that promise, but, since internet connectivity here in Khajuraho is not ideal, I may end … Continue reading

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Varanasi: Seen Along the Road

This morning, as we drove through the hub and bub of Varanasi for our last ride on the river, we drove past a shop with a sign reading:  Anocha Salon. Because Joan and I had gone to a shop in … Continue reading

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Varanasi: Second Impressions

We all know that first impressions aren’t always correct. Earlier today, I wrote that there didn’t seem to be as many women out on the streets in Varanasi as there were in the south.  Well, it turns out that they … Continue reading

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Varanasi: Impressions

It was actually cool when we disembarked from the plane.  Some might even say cold, not me you understand, but some. It is much drabber than the south.  I don’t know if it is because people are bundled up in … Continue reading

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Varanasi (fka Benares)

Or maybe Banaras.  I’m not certain which former spelling is correct.  I’ve seen it both ways.  However, since it is now called Varanasi, perhaps the fka spelling is a moot point.  Varanasi sits on the confluence of two tributaries of … Continue reading

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We’ve Come Out Of The Cosset

Oh, my gosh!!  No more cosseting for us.  We knew we were being beautifully, wonderfully, delightfully spoiled over the past two weeks but it was still a jolt being semi-on our own last evening. Our Treasures of South India tour … Continue reading

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