One word which could describe Varanasi: Sureal. A little bit of magic hangs over the city together with clouds of smoke of burned people. Death is an important part in this city full of live. A portrait about one of the oldest cities in the world.
I just arrived in India and already had a special experience. Seeing once a time the life at the countryside. I met Arvin on the internet platform Couchsurfing who invited me to his parents farmers house.
I prepared myself almost three years for this moment. Crossing India with your own car! And for sure it was not only the journey to reach India, it was India itself which made me doing all of this. My first impression thereby were very different.