b'Leaving The GangesEven though I awoke before dawn to get to the Ganges, I remain energized well into the bright, blue-sky day. I am so drawn to this place, more so than anywhere else I have traveled. It was hard to say goodbye and, like many of the faithful I encountered at the river, I may never physically return. My soul, however, made a permanent connection to these sacred waters. While I arrived as a tourist, I left as a pilgrim. 62'