Good article in the Times as a riposte to all those'places you must go' books, particulary loved this:
Full article here.
Bathe in the Ganges.Those of a spiritual persuasion may have religious reasons for immersing themselves in Indiaâs biggest open sewer, but otherwise the waters of the Hindi holy river are to be avoided at all costs. The 1,557 mile-long stretch of disease-ridden water plays host to the combined pollution of several of the worldâs biggest and dirtiest cities, endless chemical waste and thousands of human and animal corpses. Thereâs a small chance that it might absolve your sins. Itâs almost guaranteed to make you sh!t until you bleed.