– Inspirational photo gallery –
Varanasi in a suggestive December mood. The river ghats appear and disappear in the mist, while pilgrims plunge into the waters of mother Ganga. Tourists come here to visit many of the thousands of Shiva temples, and snakes charmers are waiting to amuse them.
India has two million gods, and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.
Life is like a bridge: you can cross it, but don’t think you can build your house on it.
– Indian proverb
For my stay in Varanasi, I chose a comfortable hotel. There was supposed to be a wifi connection, but it just woudn’t work. “Sorry, sir”, said the receptionist on the phone. “The internet is not working. The monkeys hung on the cables and caused a breakdown”. I open the window and see them. Monkeys running on rooftops and hanging on electric wires as if they were vines. “Enjoy your stay in Varanasi”, said the guy before hanging up.