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December 21, 2008

Day Four in Varanasi, our last. Rahil discovered a croquet lawn (of sorts) at the hotel and discovered that throwing the balls was easier and more fun. The highlight, though, was a daytime boat trip of the ghats, where we got a close-up of some ongoing cremations and the enormous piles of firewood necessary to maintain the fires.

Here's a link to Rahil's daytime boatride along the ghats (includes a close pass-by of a cremation ghat in action): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjzPwfuo9sw

For a glance at the croquet adventure, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffOXhCkDAcA
Poser.
Poser.
First game of croquet!
First game of croquet!
Throwing is more fun.
Throwing is more fun.
Catch, Daddy!
Catch, Daddy!
Among the Sunday crowds going to the ghats.
Among the Sunday crowds going to the ghats.
At the waterfront.
At the waterfront.
Panoramic view of Varansai ghats from the river.
Panoramic view of Varansai ghats from the river.
Been there, done that.
Been there, done that.
[Rahil thought the oars were used to catch fish.]
[Rahil thought the oars were used to catch fish.]
Ranamahal Ghat bathers.
Ranamahal Ghat bathers.
Cremation ghat.  Note stacked firewood in background.
Cremation ghat. Note stacked firewood in background.
Teeter-tottering.
Teeter-tottering.
More city traffic.
More city traffic.
Messing around on the flight home.
Messing around on the flight home.
Sticker face.
Sticker face.
Zzz!
Zzz!