What better place than Varanasi to wear my pink Lord Ganesh raincoat by Print All Over Me?(You can print a rain jacket with any type of design, or choose one from the site as I did.) While you’ll certainly experience culture-shock, India is a safe country.
Many parts of India are quite developed (especially Mumbai and New Delhi).
However, Varanasi still feels like an ancient city, teeming with citizens and spiritual pilgrims.
(Although the government did establish the freedom of sexual orientation and the third gender, as I discussed in the Jaipur post.) What’s the deal with the cattle everywhere?
Cows are considered sacred by Hindus: they provide life-sustaining milk, and drawings show the gods and goddesses living inside a cow.
It would have been very stressful if we had tried to come here and get around on our own.