YOU CAN'T BEAT A BIT OF BHULLI
After a bit of a nightmare stop over in Delhi we've finally arrived in Varanasi. Our first day here was spent sorting out flights to Kathmandu. In order to get to the Indian Airways office to book the flights we enlisted the services of one of Varanasi's longest serving rickshaw drivers. The man in question goes by the name of Bhulli and he possesses the unique, if somewhat unattractive, ability to conduct a full conversation whilst slopping around a mouthful of pan (Indian chewing tabacco). By his own admission Bhulli is "a little bit crazy" so it should have come as no suprise when he floughted the Indian tradition of using the horn on his rickshaw in favour of shouting "Beep, Beep" at other vehicles and pedestrians. When Bhulli was not demonstrating his prowess as a human horn, he was singing at the top of his voice or shouting (what I assume were obscenities) at other vehicles and passers-by. Still he got us to the Indian Airways offices and back in one piece so we weren't complaining.
Our relief at having arrived here has been a bit short lived. Within 24 hours Sarah when down with a belated bout of Delhi belly and spent the next two days in bed. It was only on our last day here that we got to go and explore the ghats and then only briefly. Thankfully Sarah is now felling better so onwards and upwards!
Next stop Kathmandu.....