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Letters from the past: Jaipur

Amber Palace — Photo courtesyÚ Rod Waddington — Wikimedia Commons

As I continue reading my old letters, I’ve arrived in Jaipur. I remember much of the visit to the Amer Palace, eleven kilometres from the pink city. But there’s always some tit bit you’ve forgotten. Continue reading Letters from the past: Jaipur

Varanasi – Ghats, Chats and Rats

Photo courtesy: Patrick Barry — Wikimedia Commons

Disjointed pictures invade my head long after I left Varanasi. Not images of the famous ghats where Hindus cremate their dead or dip into the beloved Ganga. What I remember are street scenes where famous Benares saris festooned store fronts and being hemmed in on all sides by crowds milling their way to and from the ghats. Continue reading Varanasi – Ghats, Chats and Rats