Getting old and dying… what can we say, it’s a six-foot downer. But there is a silver lining: figuring out how you want your remains to be treated can put the “fun” back in “funeral.” We at NileGuide are all for donations to science, ceremonial scatterings of ash, and good ol’ fashioned burial, but it’s pretty interesting how different people around the globe deal with the dead.
Seasoned travelers that we are, scary cemeteries and creepy catacombs just don’t bring out the morbid curiosity in us any more. But there are some ridiculously cool historical and religious customs surrounding the dead that deserve a place in tour books. And a stop on your next trip.
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