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Saturday, January 27, 2001
Varanasi, India
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Varanasi, India:
Latitude: 25° 28' 43" North
Longitude: 83° 0' 54" East
Altitude: 195 feet
From Seattle: 8710 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Scindia Guest House

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Today's Travel:
Country: India
Region: Uttar Pradesh
Weather: Sunny

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Sunrise Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Sunrise Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Festival Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Festival Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Festival Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Sunrise Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Boats and ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Sunrise Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Sunrise Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Bathers Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Bathers Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Festival Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Festival Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Sunrise Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Sunrise Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Manmandir Ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Manmandir Ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Manmandir Ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Manmandir Ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Manmandir Ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

The Dom Raja's House Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Observatory Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Observatory Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Manikarnika Ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Boats Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

River temple Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Manikarnika Ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Manikarnika Ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Manikarnika Ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Manikarnika Ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Manikarnika Ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Riverside shrine alcove Ganges River, Varanasi, India

?Manikarnika Ghat? Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Temples Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Temples Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Manikarnika Ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Ghat Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Bathers Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Temple ruins Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Bathers Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Bathers Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Alamgir Mosque Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Bathers Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Bathers Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Alamgir Mosque Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Bathers Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Alamgir Mosque Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Alamgir Mosque Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Alamgir mosque Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Ghats upriver Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Ghats upriver Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Upriver ghats Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Alamgir mosque Varanasi, India

Temple roof Varanasi, India

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1388
Linear Dist: 270377
Countries Visited: 74
Regions Visited: 277
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Hotels: 527
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 130
Hostels: 262
Transit: 87
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4518
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Journal Entry:
I got up early and, some what surprisingly, felt pretty good. I was at Dasasvamedha Ghat by 6:30, but no sign of Daniel. At a quarter to seven I gave up and hired a boat by myself. The boat ride was very relaxing even with the other hundred tourist boats out there. There was a fantastic sunrise, and the view from the river was from a much different angle and I was able to see the buildings and ghats much better than looking up at them from their bases. The rowing was slow and appropriate for the stately pace of the river at dawn. It was also possible to take pictures of Manikarnika Ghat (the burning ghat), though probably still was not proper to do so. After nearly an hour on the river I started to feel very tired and in general not to great (last night's beers sneaking up on me). I had the boat man drop me off in front of my guest house and two hours after getting up I was back in bed (with ear plugs).

When I got up again around noon I headed out to get something to eat. I started a new book, got very involved in it and besides a short email break spent the entire day reading. Stupidly, given that I need my sleep for tomorrow and the rarity of books, I stayed up very late finishing it.


Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Varanasi
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: India
CIA - The World Factbook: India

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