Travel Bog-Day 12
This is a blog about my 36-day trip through Nepal, India, and a little bit of China. I’ll make one post roughly every week until it’s all finished.
Day 12: Varanasi
Went to Dasaswamehd Ghat at 5:3am. It was hopping. The Ganges had completely overflowed because of all the rain. People were swimming, chanting, and pretty much everything you can think of. Very interesting.
I went walking down Bengali Tole in Godaulia today and saw Rob from Cambridge. He wasn’t high. He didn’t even look at me. I said “Hi, Rob, do you remember me?” He answered no. I told him, that I was the guy who helped him out two days ago, getting him a room, etc. He said, “Oh, yes, you look familiar, thanks, cheers.” And walked away.
I left Eden Halt tonight at 9:00pm to go to Varanasi Junction, the train station to catch my train to Gorakhpur. My ticket was for the 11:15 train. I got a cycle rickshaw to the train station. It started to absolutely pour sheets of rain out of the sky. My poncho was deep in my backpack. By the time I got to the train station, I was thoroughly soaked.
The train, like I said, was scheduled for 11:15. It didn’t show up until 1:00am, and was supposed to arrive at Gorakhpur at 7:30am. We didn’t get there until 9:00am.
Beautiful Little Girl in Varanasi