I am glad that God provides for my children. My birder boy needed to see some birds. When he heard he couldn’t go on a boat, he gave himself a little pep talk. And sure enough, we did see some birds. Our long lens is broken. But we saw several pairs of pied kingfishers, blue-tailed bee eaters, and bank mynas. We had fun watching the birds go into their nests in the river bank.
Varansi is one of seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. We have always wanted to go because Varanasi is upstream from our home-town and several good friends of ours live there. The two photos directly above were taken from our friend’s roof! We found the city to be cosmopolitan, crowded, colorful, and very dusty.