Extremely long day of traveling (about 10 or so hours) starting at 8am from Lumbini (Nepal) to Sanouli. After the border check at Sanouli we took of on our own mini bus to Varanasi via Gorakhpur and Gazipur and arriving at around 6:30 p.m.
Our happy guide Manoj Kumar and the driver Raj Kumar, were both named after famous Indian actors who are no more.
Manoj was young, married, from Varanasi and learning French to be a better guide. He told us stories about his much beloved city while I copied all Raj Kumar’s music from his phone.
We were greeted by a lovely rain as we crossed the border into India.
We stopped along the way to eat and pee a couple of times and on we went to our destination for the next two days – Varanasi.