Some Hindi words for help
So here's some Hindi words commonly used that might make your travel to Varanasi simpler:
Water (Paani), Food (Khana), Lane (Gali), Road (Rasta), House (Ghar), The Ganges (Ganga), Money (Rupiya), How much? (Kitna?), Where? (Kidhar?), How? (Kaise?), Why? (Kiu?), Who? (Kaun?), When? (Kab?), Price (Kimat), Cloth (Kapra), Tea (Chai), Yes (Ha), No (Nehi), Very good (Bohot Achcha), Bad (Kharab), My name is ... (Mera naam ... hai), What is your name? (Tumhara naam kya hai?)
Thank you (Dhanyabad)
Varanasi claims to be one of the oldest living cities on earth - “older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together”, as per Mark Twain.
In a more realistic approach, its history dates back to 1400 BC, but Varanasi became a centre of pilgrimage for the adepts of Shiva after the reform of the Hinduism around the 8th century
This is one of the local peoples near the ghats, the way they live. Don't ask me what they do here, it just a photo. I like the way the photo look, so I want to share here. You can see inside the door is always very dark, probably they don't switch on lights at day time or some other reasons.
If you would need to caugh a bus, a train or a flight, then you will have the problem of the queue.
In India, as well as in a lot of places in Asia, there is no respect for queue
The rule is: the first one speak is the first that has to be listened!
Altough you are waiting for your turn, you will detect that hundreds of people will jump on your shoulder trying to overtake you...it will take away your hair..something really bad! Be patient, that’s the only thing to do!
Death in Gangga
While taking the boat ride, the boat man brought us to see a drown corpse wrapped in cloth. I did not see the body parts, so it was bad luck perhaps not to see any. Anyway I saw this and the live cremation ceremony.