Swimming the Sub-Continent

When one thinks of sports in Nepal and India, swimming doesn't jump to the top of the list. Trekking and cricket are much more the sports of these countries, but I was determined to get in some pool time over a recent trip. My wife and I spent about 9 days in Nepal volunteering with Habitat for Humanity building foundations for houses that had been destroyed in the devastating 2015 earthquake. We followed that up with a week of vacation in India split roughly equally between the Darjeeling area and the National Capital Region. I was still unsuccessful in my efforts to swim at what looks to be India's best pool, but managed to get in three unique, rooftop swims. The Palace of Pools We adm

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