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May 5, 2010 - Varanasi, India
 Having dealt with our complex 20 hour departure from Nepal in two gripping episodes, I will now deal with the two weeks of our second trek in just one. Before the second trek we went to visit Sree, a Nepali friend of Helene's dad. He lives in a little village near Bakhtapur which is a lovely medieval town just outside Kathmandu. We spent a day in Bakhtapur with Sree as a guide to show us round his hometown. It was New Year's Day so there were a lot of festivities including the insanely...
By Colin and Helene in Col and Helene: Around the World in 80 Pints

Into Varanasi
May 2, 2010 - Varanasi, India
In India we were accosted by bus ticket touts who offered us tickets on a direct bus to Varanasi. It left at 5.30pm and arrived at 5.30am. We took these tickets and sat down in a little chai shop to wait. At 5.30 the ticket guy comes over and says that there is no 5.30 bus, not enough people, but for a mere 300Rs each we can have a taxi. Helene told him in concise terms what she thought of his suggestion about the taxi and that we would take the bus. Five minutes later he re-appeared to say...
By Colin and Helene in Col and Helene: Around the World in 80 Pints

Strike comrades
May 2, 2010 - Varanasi, India
We are now in Varanasi in India, alongside the people-pooing-in-it, people-drinking-it, people-bathing-in-it Ganges. Our trip out of Nepal was what you might call entertaining. I will present it as a timetable 0645 Bus leaves Pokhara1400 Bus abandons trip due to the number of Maoist protesters blocking the streets in Limbini1405 Take rickshaw around Lumbini centre1415 Get local bus to border1430 Local bus announces its not going to the border and drops us 10km away.1435 We get in jeep for...
By Colin and Helene in Col and Helene: Around the World in 80 Pints

Day on the Ghats
January 12, 2010 - Varanasi, India
When I returned to the hotel yesterday morning, I was given a message that my new Australian friend Anne had managed to get an earlier flight - and would not be staying in Varanasi any longer! So I've spent yesterday and today happily wandering around by myself - much the best way to see any city, walking for hour after hour. Most of the day has been spent walking long the ghats, the steep stone steps that lead down to the edge of the Ganges. Each ghat has a different focus and feel - some...
By Helena in New Journeys Now Begin

Mother Ganga
January 11, 2010 - Varanasi, India
 Haven't had the opportunity to write recently - now in Varanasi and staying at the Hotel Pradeep. Yes, there's hot water - and clean sheets and a towel and a tv set (though I haven't seen anything yet that has persuaded me to leave the set on). Have slept quite a bit - simply catching up on missed rest! Left Calcutta early Saturday morning. A couple of days beforehand, I had spoken to one of the taxi drivers about going to the airport - and since he assured me that the cost would be the...
By Helena in New Journeys Now Begin

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