Photos – Welcome to Varanasi

I’m now able to load those photos I promised you, click here for the previous post.  As you can see it was a murky day, the day I arrived.  I did manage to meditate on the ghats before the afternoon deluge though!

View of the Ganga from the hotel rooftop restaurant.  It gives you an idea of the expanse of this river!

View of the Ganga from the hotel rooftop restaurant. It gives you an idea of the expanse of this river!

The neighbouring ghat

The neighbouring ghat

Daily ritual - washing in the Ganga.  Apparently drinking a small glass of the Ganga water, aids digestion. I bet it does.

Daily ritual – washing in the Ganga. Apparently drinking a small glass of the Ganga water, aids digestion. I bet it does.

Packed boats of pilgrims (very few tourists at this time of year), view the ghats from the water

Packed boats of pilgrims (very few tourists at this time of year), view the ghats from the water

The expanse of sand along the river bank gives you an idea how much this river expands during monsoon.  During summer season, it's 'the thing' for young couples to take a boat ride over to the sand and go for a horse ride, and just hang out.

The expanse of sand along the river bank gives you an idea how much this river expands during monsoon. During summer season, it’s ‘the thing’ for young couples to take a boat ride over to the sand and go for a horse ride, and just hang out.

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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