After hugs and greetings he lead us straight up the stairs and into a room -
accomodation sorted !
Wewantedto surprise Pratham but word had got around town that two Westerners were in town. Exciting really like gunslingers had arrived !?
We had tried to ring every day but the phone lineshad been down.
Anyway, here he was and it was great to see him again. After hugs all round and
the everpresent cup of chai he took us around the town to show us some of the older wooden dwellings with wonderful carvings. He knew everyone ! We also
visited a temple which was sunken below ground level on the banks of the Ganges. Opposite there were many wooden houses said to house Brahmin Monks. When lit at night they were charming.
Pratham's hospitality was superb as we were invited to a home-cooked dinner at his family home. We met his Dad, his Uncle, brother Corsik, his sister who kindly cooked for us.
The next day our driver and a mechanic could not fix the car so we had to end