Typically people in India wake up very early. By the time the sun was up, so are most of the local people, going about their business and using the early hours to wash down at the banks of the Ganges, here in Varanasi. This one gentleman stood and stared whilst I took my photographs., and as I finished he walked up and put his hand out. Politely, I did the same and he decided it would be a good opportunity to take my hand and start massaging it. These guys will do anything to try and scam a rupee or 10 out of you. Being wise to such shananigans I snatched my hand away and he walked away, after which I trod in a fresh pile of shit, which you can see smeared all over the ground. Now, I'm not saying I saw him put it there, BUT..... I'm pretty sure I didn't set my tripod up next to a fresh turd. Perhaps I wasn't as wise as I thought I was.