If there was one city in India that blew my mind, it was Varanasi. And in this fine article in the Smithsonian Magazine, the writer, Whitney Dangerfield takes a look at the holiest city on the planet. I loved Varanasi when I had the chance to visit several years ago. In fact, I liked it so much I produced a little documentary about it. The city is about the most magical place I’ve ever been. I’ve seen my share of ruins like Macchu Piccu and Angkor Wat, but Varanasi is like ancient history alive before your eyes. The article here does a decent job describing Varanasi’s allure, but the reality is you should go there yourself.