Trip to India & Nepal - Varanasi India Part 1
After a travel day we arrived in Varanasi, India and our hotel on the Assi Ghat...the last in line on the Ganges. Its actually only about an hours flight from Kathmandu but with taxis, and the hassle at two airports it took up most of the day. In Kathmandu we had to pay a bribe to a security man to allow us to bring all the items home we had in our carryon bags. The offensive item? Bone buttons. He said we had too many and couldn't bring them (without a bribe of course)
At 5 am the next morning we hired a boat man and set off up the river. We bought "blessing" candles from a vendor boat and set them off on the river in memory of my granddaughter who died a year ago.