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Boats along the Ganges in Varanasi, India

Sunday, December 18th, 2016
Boats along the Ganges in Varanasi, India

Taking a sunrise boat ride along the Ganges The Ganges river is  2,525 km, begins in the Himalayan mountains of India and is the most sacred of rivers to Hindus. The Ganges is also the world’s fifth most polluted river. Varanasi contributes to that pollution but you’d never think that consider the amount of people that… Continue reading more »

Morning Prayers in the Ganges

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
Man in Morning Prayers on the Ganges - India

Praying at dawn in the Ganges river Varanasi is one of those unique places on earth that shows the circle and belief in life like no other. From the cremations to the body washing, drinking and living. The Ganges is the river of life and the end of life for many. To paddle a boat… Continue reading more »

Early morning on the Ganges

Monday, December 29th, 2014
Men washing in the Ganges at Dawn

Dawn on the Ganges in India is a beautiful thing Golden hues, pastel buildings and the sweet lapping of India’s most holy of rivers. Taking a boat trip up the Ganges is a must if you visit north India. It’s certainly one of my “India Highlights”. The story behind this photograph I’d spent the previous… Continue reading more »

The Golden Temple at night in Amritsar India

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
Golden Temple at Night - India

Is the Golden Temple more impressive than the Taj Mahal … When people speak of must see sights in India the Taj Mahal is nearly always at the top of the list. While the Taj is an impressive building and it does feel surreal to visit it I found the Golden Temple to be far more impressive. The… Continue reading more »

Gorakphur to the Nepalese Border

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Travel Journal Overview:Travel is a great learning tool. It’s been one of greatest teachers. It usually works well, like when I took this train to Gorakphur , avoided all tourists and made it to the boarder. Only then I screwed up … or so I thought. It was 7.30am when I took a quick tour… Continue reading more »

Back on the trains, Varanasi to Gorakphur

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007
Korean Buddest in Saranath, India (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I was used to India now. It didn’t bother me. In fact it never had, it was always about the tourists stories. But now I was leaving on the way to another country I had only heard about through other tourists. First though, another Indian Train trip. It just before midnight …

That Girl on the Ganges

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007
A Flower Girl on the Ganges (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Quite often I will take from my journal here, and create a travelogue in my stories section. This is one such extract.  Below is the original blog write up.  While the following link contains a better written travelogue and story, including many more photographs. Accomplishing Something on the Ganges Bob had …