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Tips for Varanasi's Vishwanath Temple

by Loren of foreignloren.com
About 4 years ago

One of the most famous Hindu temples in Varanasi is Vishwanath. Due to security concerns, visitors are not allowed to take much anything inside (bags, cell phones, cameras, etc.) As it...

Daily & Free Ganga Aarti Ceremony at Dashashwamedh Ghat

by Loren of foreignloren.com
About 4 years ago

Each day at 7:00 pm, there is a ganga aarti (or river worship) ceremony at Dashashwamedh Ghat. If you want a seat and to be able to see during the ceremony,...

Thoughts on Sleeping in Varanasi along the Ganges: North or South?

by Loren of foreignloren.com
About 4 years ago

Budget accommodations in Varanasi (at least those along the Ganges) are primarily clustered in 2 areas: south near Assi Ghat & north from Chowki Ghat up to Manikarnika Ghat. When deciding...

Etiquette and Tips for Visiting Manikarnika Ghat

by Loren of foreignloren.com
About 4 years ago

Manikarnika Ghat is the primary cremation ghat in Varanasi. Each day many bodies are cremated along the Ganges. Tourists are permitted to visit the ghat & observe cremations; however, there are...

Rainy Season Warning: Cancelled Boat Rides & No Walking Between Ghats

by Loren of foreignloren.com
About 4 years ago

Just a warning if you visit Varanasi during the rainy season. Depending on the amount of rain that the city is receiving when you visit, boat rides down the river (which...

Full Golden Temple Experience: Visiting During the Day + Night

by Loren of foreignloren.com
About 4 years ago

One of the things I enjoyed most about visiting the Golden Temple were the multiple visits I made to the site. I visited for several hours during the day to enjoy...

Location: Asia > India > Amritsar

Not to Miss: India-Pakistan Border Closing Ceremony

by Loren of foreignloren.com
About 4 years ago

Outside of visiting the Golden Temple, the coolest thing that we did in Amritsar was attend the border closing ceremony on the India-Pakistan border. Amritsar is just under 30 km from...

Location: Asia > India > Amritsar

Free Meals at the Golden Temple + 5-rupee Cokes in Amritsar

by Loren of foreignloren.com
About 4 years ago

When visiting in the Golden Temple in Amritsar, along with pilgrims, locals, tourists, and everyone in between, you are invited to eat free meals at the Guru-Ka-Langar (the dining hall of...

Location: Asia > India > Amritsar

Free Bus from Amrtisar Train Station to Town

by Loren of foreignloren.com
About 4 years ago

Most people arrive to Amritsar via train. However, rather than dealing with all of the touts when you arrive and trying to negotiate with a taxi or rickshaw to take you...

Location: Asia > India > Amritsar

Getting Robbed at the Beach

by Thejackofhearts
About 4 years ago

After watching a student's purse get picked up right in front her and carried off (don't worry, one of our crew ran and stopped the guy), it's no wonder the beach...

Location: Europe > Spain > Barcelona

Parking in San Francisco

by Thejackofhearts
About 4 years ago

Basically, there isn't much free, unlimited parking in SF. Good news is, you can avoid paying the $4/hr parking meters by walking a few extra blocks. If you imagine a target...

Serving at the FARM Cafe in Boone, NC

by Thejackofhearts
About 4 years ago

FARM stands for Feeding All Regardless of Means. The cafe is in downtown Boone, and it's a pay-whatever-you-can place that's open for lunch Mon-Sat. The cool thing is, you can volunteer...

Busking

by Thejackofhearts
About 4 years ago

Busking in San Francisco can be quite the successful venture. The important thing to remember is that the city of San Francisco is completely open to street performance. The worst that...

Marinos Restaurant a Must Eat

by Caroline
About 4 years ago

The Marinos restaurant provides a great sampling of traditional Greek foods, and has beautiful views, all at reasonable prices. They even have a rooftop deck that overlooked the water and town...

Location: Europe > Greece > Corinth

The best way to see everything in the Campania region

by Angusvos
About 4 years ago

Naples is an incredibly vibrant city and one which often overwhelms first time visitors due to its sheer chaotic nature, which for the most part actually works. The best way to...

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