Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Varanasi last day

Our last day here in Varanasi.
Writing this in possibly the nicest Internet Cafe we have seen.......anywhere in the World. Not only is the Cappucino excellent, but it's full of the local silks and fabrics to browse through and possibly buy. If the suitcases were no already bursting that is.
We board the overnight train to Calcutta at 4pm today, arriving there at 7am. So far the rail has been an easy way to travel, provided we have reserved seats.

Here's a link to someone elses video, showing a typical street scene here.

Varanasi, the holiest city in India.

We've been here a couple of nights now. Both of us ate something a bit too delicious for our weak white stomachs last night, and paid for it this morning. I also had a really bad (lack-of-caffein-related) migraine, which has mostly fixed itself....but not without the aid of a thousand Mg of Ibuprofen and some drug-induced sleep.

It's taking so long to upload video's as the upload speeds are slow, so I may have to wait till I return to the USA before posting more video.

Here's two links to whet your appetite.
Link #1

Link #2

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Erotic Temples at Khajuraho

Spent the morning visiting the amazing Temple complex here at Khajuraho. Lots of them built around a thousand years ago, the guide said there were about 85 built in all, though many have fallen into misuse and disrepair since. Many of the temples are famous for their erotic carvings, inspiration for the Karma Sutra, which was to be written centuries later.
At times I had to shield Barbara's eyes from some of the more explicit work, scroll to the bottom of the linked page to find out what I mean.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Taj Mahal and The Red Fort in Agra

Visited the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort today. Both are in Agra, both are large, impressive monuments with legends and history attached to them. Though having already seen the Taj in many pictures before, nothing prepared us for the magnificence of the building, its location, and the unbelievable condition it is still in....even after centuries of use. It's simply amazing, amazing!!
I also posted a video or two on youtube.com showing a couple of minutes worth of video of the Taj. Search youtube for videos from luckybj2003.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

more delhi pics

Delhi links

Temples in Delhi

We have had some great food here, both at our hotel, and on the street. Sometimes in littles holes in the wall you wouldn't be caught dead in back in the USA.

Street life

Friday, January 16, 2009


Fascinating city. Seems like we have been here ages,yet it has been just a couple of days.
Here's a few snaps we took, nothing major. They are mostly pics of tombs and local sights, one pic of Barbara with our tour organizer taken in the hotel.

Delhi Pics and video

The pics on the still camera proved unworthy, but there are video clips. Search youtube for videos from luckybj2003