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December 19, 2008

Our first full day in Varanasi. We got up early and Rahil gobbled his kangaroo (fried egg) and crocodile skin (dosa) in the hotel restaurant. Then we hopped into the car and navigated the incredibly chaotic streets of Varanasi, going first to the Mother India mandir (temple), which, rather than having images of gods, has a huge 3-D map of India. Later, we made our way on foot through narrow lanes to the ghats.

Here're two short video clip of Rahil taking an rickshaw rides through the chaotic streets of Varanasi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPVNlera5pI (bicycle rickshaw) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zkZFD7cl7g (autorickshaw).
With the Mother India painting.
With the Mother India painting.
Kids on the way to school.
Kids on the way to school.
These two kids at the Mother India temple tried to coax money from Rahil.  Unsuccessful, they asked him to give them my camera.
These two kids at the Mother India temple tried to coax money from Rahil. Unsuccessful, they asked him to give them my camera.
Nothing beats finding a stray puppy!
Nothing beats finding a stray puppy!
Jackpot!  Two dogs!
Jackpot! Two dogs!
Cows are EVERYWHERE!
Cows are EVERYWHERE!
At a local movie theater.
At a local movie theater.
Local traffic.
Local traffic.