Varanasi: a place like no other

Varanasi was the place that I imagined I would find India’s intriguing spirituality and most interesting of characters and I was not wrong. The city, with its holy people, it’s rituals, it’s maddening traffic, it’s delicious street food, it’s suffocating alleyways and it’s annoyingly frustrating boat touts and rickshaw drivers, was my favourite place yet.…

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Finding Pushkar’s magic

When I was heading to Pushkar I had pretty high expectations. I had people messaging me from home saying, “Pushkar is the best!”, “Pushkar was my favourite!” and “I could have spent weeks in Pushkar!”. So naturally I thought Pushkar was going to be pretty great. I arrived in the afternoon off a government bus…

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