The second cycle of “Socios por el mundo” began with an impressive episode in India, where the duo of friends made up of Pancho Saavedra and Jorge ZabaletaThey visited impressive places and lived a strong cultural experience. On this occasion, the Chilean communicator confesses that he was never prepared for what he was going to experience in Varanasi, a city that mixes life and death.
In the first chapter of the second cycle of “Socios por el mundo”, Pancho Saavedra and Jorge Zabaleta toured fascinating India, learning about its culture and traditions. The blog of these friends began in Bombay, from where they undertook a train trip that took them to Varanasi, a city located on the banks of the Ganges River.
On this tour, the travelers experienced a strong culture shock, where life and death are mixed in a very particular way. For Pancho Saavedra, the visit to this country was a strong life experience, where he had to deal with traditions and customs very different from what he is used to in Latin America.
An approach to death from another perspective
During his stay in Varanasi, Pancho Saavedra and Jorge Zabaleta they visited the crematoriums, where they were able to experience first-hand what death means in India. In this place, the bodies are cremated and nobody cries for their loved ones, since death is considered a celebration and a joy.
For Pancho Saavedra, this was one of the most impressive moments of his trip, since he had to understand and accept a different vision of death. In addition, the driver of “Places that speak” criticized the fact that women are separated from these ceremonies, considering it a macho act.
A transformative experience
Despite the cultural differences, Pancho Saavedra confesses that his stay in India was a transforming experience, which made him see life from another perspective. Despite being shocked at first, he managed to get used to the traditions and customs of this country, and he is grateful every day that he was there.