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  • Day47

    Varanasi, India

    May 9, 2015 in India ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Onze laatste bestemming in India en wat voor een. De heilige stad Varanasi. Het is India op z'n gekst, drukst en mooist. We lopen langs de heilige rivier de Ganges, waar je van alles tegenkomt. Terwijl de lijken worden verbrand op de rivier ( helaas geen foto's want dat mag daar niet ), wordt er op de achtergrond uitbundig gespeeld in het water, voor de lijken verbranding doen de pelgrims hun heilige ritueel in de rivier waarbij ze het water uit de rivier drinken. Je zou toch denken dat zij dan de volgende zijn die op de brandstapel liggen. Maar het gaat allemaal goed, de indiers hebben ijzeren magen. Tijdens de avondceremonie, worden wij ook nog gezegend, een mooie afsluiting van 6 weken India. Next stop Beijing in China! We gaan van het ene gekke land naar het andere en hebben er ongelofelijk veel zin in!Read more

  • Day16

    Varanasi at sunrise

    June 4, 2018 in India ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    This morning we woke up early to catch the early morning sunrise activities at the Ganges (early mornings are usually a huge effort for our family!). Lila dipped her feet into to river, and Jean went for a swim. After the buzzing activity of the evening, the relative calm of people bathing and washing in the morning shows the amazing life this river brings. Later that day we explored more if the old streets and was so humbled by a rickshaw driver who gave us half our money back when we paid him, saying it was only fair. This honesty in a rickshaw driver in this city is really rare, and was really nice :)Read more

  • Day1

    Varanasi, India

    April 26, 2016 in India ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    Varanasi (from Varuna river and Assi ghat hence the name Varanasi), also known as Benares, Banaras (Banāras, or Kashi, is a North Indian city on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, India, 320 kilometres (200 mi) south-east of the state capital, Lucknow, and 121 kilometres (75 mi) east of Allahabad. The spiritual capital of India, it is the holiest of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) in Hinduism and Jainism, and played an important role in the development of Buddhism. Varanasi lies along National Highway 2, which connects it to Kolkata, Kanpur, Agra, and Delhi, and is served by Varanasi Junction and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.

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  • Day4

    Safely arrived at Varanasi!

    February 5, 2018 in India ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Finally... we made it to Varanasi (aka Benares).
    The moment we arrived, Yves was surrounded by Taxi drivers. He couldn't escape...
    I couldn't stop laughing. It was just like celebrity vs paparazzi. Haha

  • Day4

    Evening rituals on the Ganges river

    February 5, 2018 in India ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    As soon we arrived at our hotel, we checked in and left immediately with our cab driver to the Ganges. Because the sunset started... so that means the evening rituals on the Ganges were about to begin.
    We didn't want to miss this!!!
    At 18h30 we arrived and took a boat to see the BURNING GHAT (cremation place) and of course the GANGA AARTI (spiritual ritual)

    The offering is made to the Goddess Ganga, goddess of the most holy river in India.
    Our magical flower and candle aarti is now floating on the Ganges river and is full of our blessings. ❤

    This was an amazing and unique experience.
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  • Day5

    Sunrise rituals @ Ganges river

    February 6, 2018 in India ⋅ 🌫 13 °C

    Only 3,5 h of sleep...
    It was a chilly pre-dawn morning in Varanasi when we made our way back to the Ganges River to witness the morning rituals in this holiest city of India.

    We found the evening rituals very spiritual, poignant and fascinating and looked forward to witnessing the morning observance. It turned out even more fascinating!Read more

  • Day4

    Indian cuisine @ Varanasi

    February 5, 2018 in India ⋅ 🌫 18 °C

    After our incredible boat trip on the Ganges river & the Rituals, it was time for dinner and our first meal of the day! We were starving!
    Since the food is made with the Ganges water, we didn't eat any street food. So we only ate at our hotel and didn't get sick!! Yay!!! 😄

    Our choices:

    Starter: paneer
    Main course: Butter chicken tikka masala + naan (Yves), Palak Paneer + rice (Sin)
    And of course... my favorite... Indian DOSA with 3 delicious dips! Love this soooo much! But I've never seen a dosa this big! 😍 Look how happy I am! 😁
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  • Day5

    Burning ghat @ Ganges

    February 6, 2018 in India ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    While we were walking through the small streets of Varanasi, we passed twice a parade of a dead man that was carried to the burning ghat.
    While bringing him to this sacred place, the people are throwing flowers at him.

  • Day2279

    Varanasi, außergewöhnlich und einprägsam

    December 8, 2017 in India ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Varanasi, was für ein beeindruckender Ort. Am Ganges gelegen, ein spirituelles Zentrum und für Hindus >der< Ort zur Feuerbestattung nach dem Tod.
    Bei einer Bootsfahrt am Abend fahren wir an den Ort der Begräbniszeremonien und lassen die Atmosphäre auf uns wirken: Unzählige Feuer in denen die Toten bestattet werden, Familienangehörige überall dazwischen, und ein Haufen Boote mit Touristen die zusehen. Eine ziemlich spezielle Situation, die uns im Gedächtnis bleiben wird.Read more

  • Day50


    September 19, 2016 in India ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Dit is alweer m'n laatste dag in Varanasi en ook m'n laatste dag in India. Vandaag begon ik met een boottocht over de Ganges tijdens zonsopgang. Was erg mooi om te zien, hoopte alleen op een mooie zonsopgang maar door de bewolking viel dat tegen.

    Varanasi is een geweldige stad, super druk en ongelooflijk warm/vochtig. De chaos hier kan ik een stuk beter behappen dan in Delhi. Het blijft toch een beetje irritant dat iedere 5 meter die je loopt iemand iets van je wilt. Daar kan ik onderhand wel om lachen.Read more

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