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Photo: Swimming in the Ganges, Varanasi

Kids take a swim in the Ganges, Varanasi, India (c) 2011 Andy Parkinson

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3 thoughts on “Photo: Swimming in the Ganges, Varanasi

  1. Ya know, I have very few water treatment plants here in Central America.
    Could be why I stay out of the rivers and pools I visit.
    Looks like fun but water can have some nasty stuff in it.
    Cheers,
    John D. Wilson

    Posted by John Wilson | October 7, 2011, 1:43 pm
    • Thank you John. Yes, I didn’t mention it (it kinda ruins the romance of the shot) but those who know India and particularly Varanasi will know that the ghats – the concrete steps leading into the river – are used for cremation – Varanasi is a very auspicious place to pass, be cremated and be swept away into the Ganges, less auspicious a place for a swim though if you ask me…

      Posted by thetravelmaverick | October 7, 2011, 2:42 pm
  2. Not sure if I’d be up for that mate, not that it looks dirty or anything, just that those little tykes look ready to drown someone!

    Posted by Will - My Spanish Adventure | October 21, 2011, 6:22 am

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