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Marilyn Drews is a spirited bolder woman who has traveled to over 80 countries and is still counting down. Take a look at the list on my website. http://spiritedbolderwomen.com/ I invite your comments and suggestions.

Varanasi

Varanasi-Ganga This is the city that one sees on the travel shows with crowds of people at the edge of the Ganges, washing, praying, selling, boat repairing, and what have you, along the Ghats (steps down to the Ganges).  There are 80 ghats along the river in this city, and about 10 of [...]

By |November 21st, 2013|Categories: India 2013|Comments Off on Varanasi

Bull Fighting with the Bus

Bodgaya--cow and bus In the placid calm of Bodhgaya with Buddhist chants and maroon and saffron robed monks a bit of a scene erupts.  One male, likely a steer, but still of substantial size has had enough.  It insists on moving a large tourist bus that was blaring its horn at it.  The [...]

By |November 9th, 2013|Categories: India 2013|Comments Off on Bull Fighting with the Bus

Patna

Patna Granary-Patna The Lonely Planet describes this place as a “chaotic eyesore that would be an odd place to voluntarily spend time”.  That is true, but it’s a place due to lack of train connections we spent 2 days.  Our experiences here underscore, however, that gems can be found in obscure locations.  The [...]

By |November 9th, 2013|Categories: India 2013|Comments Off on Patna

Bodhgaya Under the Bodi Tree

Bodhgaya Under the Bodi Tree Bodhgaya is one of the four most important locations in Buddhism.  It is believed that the Buddha found his enlightenment here and then sat unblinkingly for a week under a Bodi tree.  It is a pilgrimage point for Buddhists from many nations, many of whom have built their own national [...]

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Bihar Terrorism

Bihar Terrorism We are in the state of Bihar, one if not the poorest and most populated states in India.  The India Times reports that over 77% of homes have not running water or toilets, but it is hard to imagine any of the villages we have seen coming close to a toilet in every [...]

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