Two girls on a bicycle in South India

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#46 Nov 10th, 2017, 00:58
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Originally Posted by vonkla View Post Hi, look at this site for an overview of the bus connections.

Just a question out of curiosity; how do you, with your bikes, go from the airport to your hotel?

Maybe the bus is a good option... just don't scroll down and read the passenger reviews...

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I Hope there a taxi where two boxes fits in.
Does anyone if there are?
Otherwise we have to cycle

In other ciuntries there are....
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Very clear the bus scedule!
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Hahaa...de reviews are not so good....
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Originally Posted by AstridHo View Post I Hope there a taxi where two boxes fits in.
Does anyone if there are?
Otherwise we have to cycle

In other ciuntries there are....
We always reserve a hotel for the fist night. Often they have a pick-up service.
Explain you need a car with enough space for your cycles.
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Originally Posted by AstridHo View Post I Hope there a taxi where two boxes fits in.
Does anyone if there are?
Otherwise we have to cycle

In other ciuntries there are....


Yes just ask for large SUV or "People Mover ".
Maybe include in your travel kit some good quality tie down straps ( the ones canoeists use to secure their craft to roof racks are strong and won't slip ), if in a sedan 4 wheels can be carried inside the cabin with you and the 2 bike frames can fit in the boot ( trunk ), with maybe a strap to secure the lid.
Good quality straps can also secure the bikes to roof rack of bus. With a bit of practice you can rest 2 bikes on the roof of an auto rickshaw, and just hang onto them with one hand ( i have done this many times ) -- or use your straps to secure them.
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Originally Posted by redninja View Post Yes i have a guesthouse in Chennai -- in the same way Nycank has his own airbus 380
You dude ! Give me a break - I have some class Have you seen an A380 upclose ? Only a mama can luv a child like A380.

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Now, a 747 on the other hand is like a BondGurl Look at the curves and look at her move - Just like Ginger Rogers on a floor! Sometimes you need two to push an A380 to her gate

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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I can't either. Leaving aside the in-other-countries (which is Indiamike-speak for, hey, don't rant about it happening in other countries not just India) there's only one country I currently have much day-to-day knowledge of (how much may be moot, but hey, more than other countries) so, about India... Don't. Just don't.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post Besides what othes have said, the 'first time in India' and the shorts thing are both kind of worrying, for safety reasons.

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Originally Posted by JOHNLORD View Post Sounds like a halfwit. Bloody dangerous thing to do. Its stupid people like this who are a danger to themselves and others.
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I know you would not recommend your daughter (if you have one) to fling herself and bike into the cab of an unknown truck driver in an unknown place. Neither would I. Not many people would, and not just in India.

Heck, I wouldn't even recommend that to redninja... and he's big, male and ugly!
I (was ) am sort of commuting with Changi as my temporary Hub. Many flights to Medan, KL, BandaAceh et. al. I noticed a couple of times, young nubile millennials, who came in wearing short-shorts,( something which is rather common in singapore ) But just as time comes to reach the destination, them lasses line up for the restrooms in the back, and out they come with fully covered attire complete with hijab.

Now, you are a trumpette a.k.a a tone-deaf entitlement-on-the-shoulder bimbettes (Its an oxymoron, a trumpette rarely moves outside her comfort zone ) you are going to do something stupid ! Really Stupid !!!

What do the native millennials know that falangs don't ?

As for the OP: I guess she should be under no illusion that all cultural norms and experiences in one country will translates into one-to-one mapping in another.


[ ✪ Actually you will be surprised how many young and old dimwits are there on the road. They are cousins of them bimbettes. If not a truck of a stranger in a strange land, then self-inviting themselves to after-hours dens/crash-pads of seedy Jasons and Chuckys of the world]
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I (was ) am sort of commuting with Changi as my temporary Hub. Many flights to Medan, KL, BandaAceh et. al. I noticed a couple of times, young nubile millennials, who came in wearing short-shorts,( something which is rather common in singapore ) But just as time comes to reach the destination, them lasses line up for the restrooms in the back, and out they come with fully covered attire complete with hijab.

A similar thing happens on the Bangalore Kerala train. At Bangalore you can see them dressed in tight jeans and short tops. By the time they reach their station in Kerala they are wearing salwars.
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Originally Posted by nycank But just as time comes to reach the destination, them lasses line up for the restrooms in the back, and out they come with fully covered attire complete with hijab.
On my memory is imprinted the vision of a young woman, plainly just come from puja and covered in the signs of it, nearby to Chennai's Mylapore Kapaleeswara Temple, who had not visited that restroom. I'm sure the pujari's managed to keep their eyes on her face and their minds on divinity. I was free to fall to human frailty and did: I simply appreciated the divine. Hotpants are rare on the Mylapore Mada Streets. I have been disappointed on every subsequent visit.

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