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Silk Shops and Khadi in Varanasi

by joji

by Joji Silk Shops We first visited Baba Blacksheep, which is easy for rickshaw drivers to find since there are signs all over town pointing to its direction.  The service there was very professional and not pushy.  They seemed biased towards the silk made in India and seemed to not like stuff made in Nepal.  […]

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Varanasi, India

by Heidi

by Heidi We arrived in Varanasi the morning of April 7th.  After finding a hotel room, which George has already written about, we walked along the ghats (steps along the Ganges River).  Perhaps it was the heat, lack of rest from the overnight train, or sensory overload, but I was not in a very good […]

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Jaisalmer Camel Safari – Avoiding Hotel/Safari Scams

by joji

The hotel rooms in Jaisalmer are dirt cheap, but there is a catch.  Most hotels will expect you to book a camel safari through them, which is where they make their money. We had learned from our good friend and fellow traveler, Mariana, about a scam involving hotels and camel safaris.  Here is how it […]

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