Over Sixty in age and traveling to India

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#901 Jan 23rd, 2012, 21:53
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Vee21,
Hi that is what keeps me from traveling so much, my dogs that I love. I have my daughter that will take care of them, however my oldest dog named "PUPPY" I bought in 1999 from Kalkaji, which is a bedroom community of New Delhi, he is getting old now and misses me. He goes into a depression for days. I brought him an the American dog I brought over to India with me in 1999. We all came back to USA in October 2002.
Have a wonderful time, this year I am coming back to India after such a long time.
I am 78 years smarter. And love to travel, mostly London and India.
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#902 Jan 23rd, 2012, 22:01
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Grey Nomads! I love it!
Vee21 & Rebeccam, have a fabulous time in India, you two.
Sadly we'll miss each other by 2 weeks,
but we'll look forward to your photos. Good luck!
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
#903 Jan 24th, 2012, 02:36
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Le Marche, thanks for your good wishes.
Vee, let's keep in touch about Varanasi next year!! Having a ten yr visa ,I need to make the most of it!.
Vish, looking forward to a mini gtg at end of this week.
Wow--I'm gonna BE there!!!!!
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Originally Posted by rebeccam View Post WW: HELLO!!!!!!
Thanks for the tip!!
(Let's gtg in SF when i get back==apologies it didnt work out last yr)
I'm free after April 15 and would love to see you.
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Originally Posted by hfot2 View Post What a fabulous idea - kinda like those very expensive sleep sacks they sell for using inside your sleeping bag.

So, I know from buying shawls. Haven't a clue about saris. How much is a cheap silk sari these days? and where's the best place to buy it - Karol Bagh? CP? wait until Kolkata? ...
Last one I used, (a couple of years ago, winter in Delhi) was actually a lungi-size silk scarf that I bought on the beach in Mahabalipuram! I'm also wearing it this week, since the weather is chilly.

Walk into a saree shop and tell them you want a very inexpensive silk saree ... you should find something on Janpath.
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Originally Posted by wonderwomanusa View Post Last one I used, (a couple of years ago, winter in Delhi) was actually a lungi-size silk scarf that I bought on the beach in Mahabalipuram! I'm also wearing it this week, since the weather is chilly.

Walk into a saree shop and tell them you want a very inexpensive silk saree ... you should find something on Janpath.
We'll not be back to Mahabalipuram on our up-coming trip - sigh.

Thanks for the tip on a lungi-size scarf. I've bought loads (for loads read dozens and dozens and dozens) of shawls - I manage to bring home 6-12 from each trip, yet it hadn't occured to me that I could just get bigger shawls in thinner material to serve the same purpose - as you say, lungi-size silk scarfs.

sperehealfe is on a mission to find some inexpensive lungis for himself. Maybe we could work a deal on multiple purchases. I always find that when I buy more than one I can get the price down. Now I'll just have to learn how to sleep on something so lovely as silk.

Speaking of chilly, if you want chilly we've been having frigid weather up here in Vermont - until our current January thaw set in with rain, freezing rain, and a driveway so icy we can't leave the house.

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Originally Posted by wonderwomanusa View Post Last one I used, (a couple of years ago, winter in Delhi) was actually a lungi-size silk scarf that I bought on the beach in Mahabalipuram! I'm also wearing it this week, since the weather is chilly.

Walk into a saree shop and tell them you want a very inexpensive silk saree ... you should find something on Janpath.
I heard a few weeks back that Janpath was closed, so am not sure you would get shawls over there or not, but Paharganj, CP and Karol Bagh are always some of the options available for cheap shawls, silk sarees or other handicrafts
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Originally Posted by Rock2010 View Post I heard a few weeks back that Janpath was closed, so am not sure you would get shawls over there or not, but Paharganj, CP and Karol Bagh are always some of the options available for cheap shawls, silk sarees or other handicrafts
We always hang out at Karol Bagh anyway, so I'll just look there.

I've bought loads of shawls and have a sense of the pricing for them. Can you please give me an idea of what to shoot for as a low price for inexpensive silk sarees (to use as bedding as suggested by wonderwoman)

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It is the 25th Jan at my place so Rebeccam must be just about on her way? I hope you are ready to reach that calm state when finally sitting in the plane seat. As I have to go through so many airports I would love to have an idea of how many hours a direct flight from USA to Delhi takes..
Also, while web surfing over the last few days I noticed that Delhi has a "Delhi Eye". {As in the big London Eye ferris wheel.}
Has anyone here seen it? Been on it for a birds eye view of Delhi? Is it even built? Would love to know?
Cheers, Vee
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Vee, Chicago nonstop to new Delhi is about 13 hours. Unfortunately , American Airlnes is ending that flight at at end of Feb. It is their longest nonstop flight for now. First time taking it--losat two trips went British Airlines.

HERE in California it is still 24th January, 9 :50 pm. SO I have another 7 hours of packing panic 'til I leave home. I probably won't sleep--rarely due before early morning flight. Mayabe i'll sleep on the plane to Chicago.

I'll tak to you from India!!!
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Originally Posted by hfot2 View Post We always hang out at Karol Bagh anyway, so I'll just look there.

I've bought loads of shawls and have a sense of the pricing for them. Can you please give me an idea of what to shoot for as a low price for inexpensive silk sarees (to use as bedding as suggested by wonderwoman)

Thanks,
distaff
Hi Distaff,

I asked my mom, she told me inexpensive silk sarees range from 500 Indian rupees to 2000 Indian rupees. If you want she has atleast 10 silk sarees atleast so can give them to you, let me know if you would be happy with those sarees.

How much you bought shawls for? I asked my mom, and she told shawls range from 250 Indian rupees to whatever range you are comfortable with.
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Originally Posted by Vee21 View Post It is the 25th Jan at my place so Rebeccam must be just about on her way? I hope you are ready to reach that calm state when finally sitting in the plane seat. As I have to go through so many airports I would love to have an idea of how many hours a direct flight from USA to Delhi takes..
Also, while web surfing over the last few days I noticed that Delhi has a "Delhi Eye". {As in the big London Eye ferris wheel.}
Has anyone here seen it? Been on it for a birds eye view of Delhi? Is it even built? Would love to know?
Cheers, Vee
What is "Delhi Eye," and "Bird's Eye", Vee?
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Wonderwoman..sounds great for after April 15th. That will give me time to do my own taxes (-;
thanks for getting in touch again.. R
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My son just visited from Honolulu Hawaii. His ride had car problems and he arrived 45 minutes before departure time. But he missed his "check in time" and the airline already gave his seat away.

Hawaiian Airlines got him on the next flight to Las Vegas Nevada the following day but the other two connecting flights refused him as he was late and that was "his fault". We wound up buying new tickets from Las Vegas to Dallas. I drove 6 hours round trip to pick him up. But it was $200 cheaper than flying into Oklahoma City.

Don't be late!!!

I leave in one week. First airport is in Oklahoma City. I'll be there a good 90 minutes before the flight departure time. I go to Houston, Texas on a 1.5 hour flight and then have a 2 hour layover before heading to Newark, New Jersey on a 3.5 hour flight. After an hours wait I will board the plane to New Delhi, it's a 14.5 hour flight.

I won't sleep the night before either. And I have never slept on an airplane. I wish I could.

A birds eye view is how we would see things from a height, like a bird perched up high or from the sky.

The London Eye is a huge iconic ferris wheel. If Delhi had one it might be called the Delhi Eye. You can get a birds eye view of the city from the top!
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That's a real trek. I hope they have some good in flight movies for you.
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