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Gazette 77

INDIA - In The Footsteps Of The Buddha 17-31 October 2009

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NB Full details of the trip itinerary are embedded in the photopages here

Tuesday 20 October Drive Bodhgaya to Varanasi

Countryside  Derek & Karma
Scene en route / Derek & Karma enjoy a break in the 6 hour drive & a strong beer

Cook   Karma & rickshaw driver
Varanasi - lady pressing clothes with charcoal heated flatiron / Autorickshaw driver trying to overcharge Karma

Street scene  Ghats at Varanasi
Sheila in street near the river / The ghats at the holy river Ganga (Ganges)

Sheila at riverside   Ghats on Ganges
The ghats are where Hindus come to bathe & to be cremated

Sheila   Derek
Sheila not contemplating bathing / Derek enjoying a lime soda in a rooftop restaurant

Monkeyss  Ganges
Monkeys on rooftops / The sun starts going down on the holy river

Ganges   In silk shop
Last view of the river / Karma & Sheila choosing silks for Karma's wife Passang

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Photographs © Derek & Sheila Henderson 2009