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Forum: Punjab Mar 7th, 2014, 07:50
Replies: 83
Views: 23,217
Posted By wonderwomanusa
Beautiful photos, Somnath! I hope you got paid...

Beautiful photos, Somnath! I hope you got paid very well for this project! ;-)
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Mar 3rd, 2014, 03:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,789
Posted By wonderwomanusa
You may have a year's worth of money, but your...

You may have a year's worth of money, but your visa will limit your stay in India to much less than that, so you may want to also plan a visit to another near by country.
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Mar 3rd, 2014, 03:20
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By wonderwomanusa
Bring some cash ($20 bills) for emergencies, but...

Bring some cash ($20 bills) for emergencies, but you will find ATMs almost everywhere. Hopefully, you have a bank or credit union account that doesn't charge you too much for using machines that...
Forum: Indian Railways Jan 23rd, 2014, 12:23
Replies: 28
Views: 6,476
Posted By wonderwomanusa
I've always had very good luck at the Delhi...

I've always had very good luck at the Delhi Foreigners' Booking Office. I've found that the lines move faster after the lunch break, so take a book with you and be prepared to sit in the queue for a...
Forum: Madhya Pradesh Jan 20th, 2014, 14:50
Replies: 16
Views: 4,704
Posted By wonderwomanusa
I spent nearly a week in Bhopal one year,...

I spent nearly a week in Bhopal one year, visiting someone but was on my own at least half the time. I never felt un-safe but I'm pretty careful to remain in crowded markets/restaurants and not go...
Forum: Indian Railways Jan 6th, 2014, 06:58
Replies: 4
Views: 26,459
Posted By wonderwomanusa
I've always taken the night train (Jagganath...

I've always taken the night train (Jagganath Express), where no food is involved... so it will be up to you, sir, to tell us about the food after your visit! ;-)
Forum: Uttar Pradesh Jan 6th, 2014, 06:46
Replies: 20
Views: 9,152
Posted By wonderwomanusa
As a visitor, I loved that I only saw two other...

As a visitor, I loved that I only saw two other foreigners in almost a week in Lucknow! It's not on the tourist trail and I found people to be very outgoing and hospitable.
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Dec 28th, 2013, 14:36
Replies: 3
Views: 1,681
Posted By wonderwomanusa
There's a pre-paid taxi window at the Kolkata...

There's a pre-paid taxi window at the Kolkata airport and the rate is reasonable ... I'm sure that booking a pickup from a hotel would cost you a lot more!
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Dec 28th, 2013, 14:11
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By wonderwomanusa
It depends ... I loved Lucknow and stayed for 4...

It depends ... I loved Lucknow and stayed for 4 days. Was (many years ago) very uncomfortable in Allahabad; I stayed there overnight, and sat at the train station all the next day until I left for...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Dec 28th, 2013, 14:03
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By wonderwomanusa
I don't know if IndiaGuide (Kallol Bose) is still...

I don't know if IndiaGuide (Kallol Bose) is still a member here; I met him many years ago and he seemed quite knowledgeable.
Forum: Crossing the Border Dec 14th, 2013, 14:47
Replies: 7
Views: 4,898
Posted By wonderwomanusa
Bangladesh visa, a few years ago, was very easy...

Bangladesh visa, a few years ago, was very easy to get in Kolkata, but expensive. If I recall correctly, it was around $100 for 30 days -- and you had to tell them your means of travel and which...
Forum: Varanasi Nov 20th, 2013, 13:40
Replies: 2
Views: 2,608
Posted By wonderwomanusa
Heart-warming story, Dharmabum, and a lovely...

Heart-warming story, Dharmabum, and a lovely photo!
Forum: IndiaMike Meetups Nov 20th, 2013, 13:13
Replies: 3,184
Views: 298,445
Posted By wonderwomanusa
Duronto, Somnath, and friends... As soon as...

Duronto, Somnath, and friends...

As soon as I get to Delhi (around 9 January) I'll be at the rail station, making arrangements to get to Kolkata, and will let you know as soon as I have a...
Forum: Indian Railways Nov 1st, 2013, 12:08
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By wonderwomanusa
Trains going from Puri toward Delhi do get hung...

Trains going from Puri toward Delhi do get hung up in fog in December; I had a nightmare ride last winter. Be prepared: take snacks and extra water bottle!
Forum: Uttar Pradesh Nov 1st, 2013, 12:04
Replies: 5
Views: 2,909
Posted By wonderwomanusa
Typical Diwali gifts are dried fruit, nuts,...

Typical Diwali gifts are dried fruit, nuts, sweets. There are probably piles of pre-packed holiday boxes in the bazaar, in all price ranges.
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Nov 1st, 2013, 12:00
Replies: 3
Views: 3,649
Posted By wonderwomanusa
Have you looked in New Market ? I used to get...

Have you looked in New Market ? I used to get wonderful embroidery silks there.
Forum: Rajasthan Oct 29th, 2013, 04:18
Replies: 7
Views: 2,113
Posted By wonderwomanusa
The town of Bharatpur is several km from the...

The town of Bharatpur is several km from the park, so you probably don't want to stay there. I stayed quite near the park and was very happy -- especially since I didn't have to wake up too early to...
Forum: Crossing the Border Oct 29th, 2013, 04:08
Replies: 46
Views: 6,518
Posted By wonderwomanusa
I spent my Bangladesh time in Dhaka and...

I spent my Bangladesh time in Dhaka and Chittagong; my friend went all the way to Cox's Bazaar and had a good time. I've PM'd you with some information.
Forum: Tamil Nadu Oct 29th, 2013, 03:51
Replies: 3
Views: 1,119
Posted By wonderwomanusa
Last time I was there, I stayed at Tina Blue,...

Last time I was there, I stayed at Tina Blue, which is about 100m from the bus stand. Very inexpensive and they have mosquito nets, which I consider necessary in that area. Various reviews and photos...
Forum: Odisha (Orissa) Oct 29th, 2013, 02:59
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By wonderwomanusa
I heard that within a few days after Phalin...

I heard that within a few days after Phalin passed through Odisha, the Puri hotels and resorts were filling up. I'd think that by mid-November, all the tourist spots will be open for "business as...
Forum: Tamil Nadu Oct 19th, 2013, 06:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By wonderwomanusa
So where was your passport? Edit: Oh, I see, you...

So where was your passport? Edit: Oh, I see, you weren't carrying it. Well, this is how we learn!
Forum: Tamil Nadu Oct 19th, 2013, 06:09
Replies: 24
Views: 7,495
Posted By wonderwomanusa
Trichy had really great bus service when I was...

Trichy had really great bus service when I was there; no problems getting to the temples. And near the bus stand is a big, cafeteria-type restaurant where you can get pooris with some sort of potato...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Oct 17th, 2013, 15:33
Replies: 17
Views: 2,187
Posted By wonderwomanusa
Here it is, nearly a year later, and I'm going...

Here it is, nearly a year later, and I'm going back to India after the first of the year! I hope I'll feel better this time around, so I can get out of Delhi quickly! Well, I'm excited to be going...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Oct 17th, 2013, 14:48
Replies: 12
Views: 10,204
Posted By wonderwomanusa
I often wear salwar kameez, and don't feel that...

I often wear salwar kameez, and don't feel that it makes me more conspicuous than just being a foreigner -- and many people have mentioned that they are happy to see a foreigner "covered up" like the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies May 25th, 2013, 11:28
Replies: 3,930
Views: 381,555
Posted By wonderwomanusa
I've just finished reading THE ABSOLUTIST by John...

I've just finished reading THE ABSOLUTIST by John Boyle -- those Irish can really write! It's a novel about World War I ...
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