India Travelogue: Varanasi

For the next few weeks, I'm posting a travelogue about my recent trip to India - my first on the sub-continent. We arrived in Varanasi as the sun was setting – not that one can tell in the ever-present haze. A car took us from the train to the nearest ghat (steps leading to the river) where the hotel’s boat picked us up. A boat ride at sunset was a great introduction to Varanasi!...