Wondering where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to? Our recent Twitter updates from the hills of Sikkim were all a facade.
We ran out of money. So Audrey went looking for work in Varanasi, India’s holiest city. And this is what she found.
It was mid-afternoon and our brilliant tourist-horde dodging wisdom had us bearing the full load of the 43°C (110°F) heat. Unfit for man nor beast. But we powered on from one end of Varanasi’s ghats to the other. At the end of our sweltering walk, we happened upon a colorful food stand. I struck up a conversation with its owner and took some photos.
Next thing I knew, Audrey was in the man’s employ, turning aloo tikki – a spiced potato dish – in a hot pan with fresh vegetables and various chutneys. Audrey’s lesson turned into full-time employment as she received the thumbs up from locals and Indian tourists alike.
Stay tuned for Dan’s new career.