Apparently Goethe, after a trip to Naples, said ‘vedi Napoli e poi muori’, meaning that you cannot die without having first seen Naples.
Similarly, it seems you cannot leave India without having first visited Varanasi, the Hindu holy city where thousands of worshippers plunge every day in the Ganges River to wash away their sins and throw the ashes of their beloved ones in its waters.
Several friends of us went there. Some loved it, others hated it. But they all agree that you must go before leaving India.
And so we decided to spend our last week end in India there, wondering whether we will belong to those that love Varanasi or to those that hate it.
Do wait for our return on Saturday evening, and we will share our impressions...