Looking Back: Night Train To Varanasi

| January 25, 2010 | 0 Comments
varanasi Looking Back: Night Train To Varanasi

Varanasi is a holy city in Hinduism, being one of the most sacred pilgrimage places for Hindus of all denominations.

Varanasi, India (July 22, 2002) — On the platform lanterns gather back the night with thin fingers of light and young girls pass with slow step among the benches selling cigarettes and old coins. The passengers are at a loss impatiently smoking and swatting at flies. The night train to Varanasi is overdue and we are all hungry for a little more geography in which to consider our own dissatisfaction.

We’ve started a new category on our blog called ‘Looking Back’ that will include an occasional entry from our journals that date back to 2001 when we first began writing about living and travelling abroad. We’ll present these paired with a photo in the form of a verbal postcard. Together, these postcards provide an (in)formal and often (in)coherent narrative of the trips we’ve taken!

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For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. His latest book, The Physics of Flocking, gathers his favourite writing featured over the past two years on Two Go Round-The-World in columns like 'Looking Back' and 'The Whole Picture'—along with new reflections.

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