An early morning boat ride along the Ganges in Varanasi will always be one of the most significant travel memories for me. This ancient and holy city in India draws thousands of devotees daily to wash a lifetime of sins away in these sacred waters. Watching this ritual itself was spiritually cleansing, but to my surprise (and joy) was seeing a soccer ball being thrown around by a small group of guys. They were having a good time while life was going on around them. Quite a juxtaposition.
This post is linked to Kan Walk Will Travel who has created the Joy is…Challenge.