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Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Aug 27th, 2014, 14:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By gobbledegeek
Re: First Time In India - 6 month trip aprox.

Thats right. The most practical and useful way to begin with Buddhism is to experience the vipassana course. Many centres require booking well in advance. You may also find a centre in California...
Forum: Goa Dec 25th, 2011, 18:55
Replies: 37
Views: 12,625
Posted By gobbledegeek
You mean float like a lazy (or dead) cow in the...

You mean float like a lazy (or dead) cow in the water? [cry] You should've whipped that American into a frenzy of activity, how dare he come all the way to India just to be a layabout?!! ...
Forum: Goa Dec 24th, 2011, 12:47
Replies: 37
Views: 12,625
Posted By gobbledegeek
I will be around too in case anyone wants to pass...

I will be around too in case anyone wants to pass time with some touristy activities apart from just lazing like a cow on the beach . Looking for fellow agents with a License to Kill (Time) ...
Forum: Goa Dec 21st, 2011, 21:58
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By gobbledegeek
Hi Is this 4500 for all the days from 26th to the...

Hi Is this 4500 for all the days from 26th to the 1st total or per night?

I would like to join if this is for the entire period.

I am coming on the 26th. Please PM me your contact so I can...
Forum: Goa Dec 21st, 2011, 13:56
Replies: 63
Views: 8,714
Posted By gobbledegeek
You pay in the dark for these parties. You don't...

You pay in the dark for these parties. You don't see or count how much you pay :D:rolleyes:

--G
Forum: Goa Dec 20th, 2011, 21:19
Replies: 10
Views: 2,599
Posted By gobbledegeek
Hi Guys I am driving down form Bangalore...

Hi Guys

I am driving down form Bangalore solo on the 26th to hang around until New Years . Would love to meet up and kill time. We can drive around in my Jeep if you are interested. I can take 5...
Forum: Goa Dec 16th, 2011, 22:51
Replies: 63
Views: 8,714
Posted By gobbledegeek
Those already in Goa, How is the...

Those already in Goa,

How is the accommodation scene? Made a few phone calls I am going crazy trying to find a hotel that looks like it wont be booked.

Should I just land up and start...
Forum: Goa Dec 15th, 2011, 12:28
Replies: 63
Views: 8,714
Posted By gobbledegeek
After Dark party? Sounds corny <mmmmmf!>:) . So...

After Dark party? Sounds corny <mmmmmf!>:) . So is the regular ticket only valid until 6pm?

--G0bbledegeek
Forum: Goa Dec 14th, 2011, 23:26
Replies: 63
Views: 8,714
Posted By gobbledegeek
So how much does the ticket cost? I just decided...

So how much does the ticket cost? I just decided to drive down this Christmas.

Still looking for accommodation though ... does not need to be close by.

Cheers
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 13th, 2011, 14:38
Replies: 6
Views: 6,004
Posted By gobbledegeek
The places you list are not worth a camping...

The places you list are not worth a camping experience. They are overrun with tourists and garbage with little access to clean water. And it is more likely you will encounter crooks and thugs at...
Forum: Sikkim Nov 11th, 2011, 19:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By gobbledegeek
You can stay at the log hut at the Memnitsu lake...

You can stay at the log hut at the Memnitsu lake (also pronounced memenchoo) which is a 1/2 km downhill walk from Baba Mandir. You need permission from the Fisheries dept though - they grow trout...
Forum: Bangalore Aug 23rd, 2011, 23:20
Replies: 4
Views: 24,962
Posted By gobbledegeek
One can get this information for all directions...

One can get this information for all directions North South East and West except Up and Down on this site: http://www.trainenquiry.com/TrainsBetwImpStation.aspx

Don't be misled by the words Up and...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 11th, 2011, 21:56
Replies: 60
Views: 6,960
Posted By gobbledegeek
PM'ed you my contact. :) TTYL --G

PM'ed you my contact. :)

TTYL
--G
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 11th, 2011, 19:18
Replies: 60
Views: 6,960
Posted By gobbledegeek
I would love to come. I have some solo...

I would love to come. I have some solo backpacking experience in Himachal and Sikkim.

When is this happening? :)

I live in Bangalore too.

--G
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Jun 16th, 2011, 23:47
Replies: 922
Views: 131,205
Posted By gobbledegeek
Any YHAI treks scheduled in July to October?

Hey Guys

I am looking at a trek next month or later. 7 to 11 days and touching above 4000m. I dont see anything scheduled around this time on yhai.org.

Why do YHAI trek activities end in...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jun 12th, 2011, 01:45
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By gobbledegeek
Genuinely Curious .. :) In what context do...

Genuinely Curious .. :)

In what context do you find this Indian system of rules .. that is so tiring? Socio/cultural behavior and pressure to fit in? How does the MBA from LSE promise...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice May 20th, 2011, 19:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By gobbledegeek
if you love walking lets find some places for you...

if you love walking lets find some places for you that make for enjoyable walks.

No point suffering the heat of central India and risking muggings and sunstroke. :)

Are you willing to change...
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles May 17th, 2011, 18:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By gobbledegeek
Remember to wear reflectors all over your back...

Remember to wear reflectors all over your back and front. Some large flashing red lights will also help improve visibility but will not protect you from rash driving in any case. Bikes have to share...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India May 3rd, 2011, 23:04
Replies: 185
Views: 20,176
Posted By gobbledegeek
If you study the chain of exploitation that...

If you study the chain of exploitation that corporations thrive on (from leftist literature), you might begin to question the notion of "their own money". :D

Just my Chaar Annas on a lighter note...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India May 3rd, 2011, 23:00
Replies: 185
Views: 20,176
Posted By gobbledegeek
Politicians visit such godmen purely to attract...

Politicians visit such godmen purely to attract the Vote-bank. Few people have any other illusions about it.

Anti-Guru'ism on pseudo-intellectual or rational grounds however stinks of the...
Forum: Chai and Chat May 3rd, 2011, 22:02
Replies: 281
Views: 41,029
Posted By gobbledegeek
Actually, I feel the same about many tourists...

Actually, I feel the same about many tourists when I see the look in their eyes. And the speech .. usually a contrived positivism about life, mingling with concern not to offend a member of a host...
Forum: Tamil Nadu Mar 1st, 2011, 22:46
Replies: 39
Views: 7,586
Posted By gobbledegeek
Kaff! Kaff! [shock] Toxic taste! Burns the gut !...

Kaff! Kaff! [shock] Toxic taste! Burns the gut ! [whoa]Avoid!

Generous helpings on Sodium Benzoate in it ... for the paranoid :rolleyes:

The best pickle I have had is the local lemon pickle...
Forum: Tamil Nadu Mar 1st, 2011, 17:21
Replies: 39
Views: 7,586
Posted By gobbledegeek
<Vent> God how I hate Udupi flavored food but had...

<Vent> God how I hate Udupi flavored food but had to eat it for years because the choices were few ! And the buggers have monopolized every food joint in places far away from KA. </Vent> :p

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Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Oct 18th, 2010, 02:21
Replies: 49
Views: 67,776
Posted By gobbledegeek
I am the solo types as well. I will be interested...

I am the solo types as well. I will be interested in any opinions.

For your info
I have backpacked for a few months in Sikkim and Himachal. Generally, carrying rations for more than 2 days is...
Forum: Tamil Nadu Sep 21st, 2010, 20:13
Replies: 20
Views: 5,763
Posted By gobbledegeek
I booked tickets for this a month back, and my...

I booked tickets for this a month back, and my procrastinating habit ensured I did not make a hotel reservation yet ... Now I am frantically researching where to stay, every hotel may be booked!!...
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