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Forum: Goa Apr 26th, 2013, 12:24
Replies: 44
Views: 4,277
Posted By hongkonger
... i'm guessing broken bottles are way worse... ...

... i'm guessing broken bottles are way worse...

Indeed, xsc. There's a similar problem in Thailand, and I was unlucky enough to step on a broken bottle in the sea (on a Monday, after all the...
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 23rd, 2012, 15:41
Replies: 39
Views: 6,179
Posted By hongkonger
Mr HKer and I always travel in India with a half...

Mr HKer and I always travel in India with a half bottle of whisky in our packs. On overnight train journeys we like to have a nightcap before putting our heads down... this is where the side berths...
Forum: Indian Railways Feb 29th, 2012, 08:33
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By hongkonger
Yes, good advice for newbies! However, I had...

Yes, good advice for newbies!

However, I had to say that almost without fail all the trains I travelled on during my recent trip (about 7 or 8 rides, including three overnighters) had an adequate...
Forum: Indian Railways Feb 27th, 2012, 09:09
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
Posted By hongkonger
I was told off for taking photos at Satara...

I was told off for taking photos at Satara station... I think the policeman concerned was just a bit of a 'jobsworth'. But took loads and loads of station/train photos including some big places (eg...
Forum: Indian Railways Feb 23rd, 2012, 14:55
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By hongkonger
I suggest you split your post into 2, and repost...

I suggest you split your post into 2, and repost your query about Rajasthan in the Rajasthan thread on "Indian States" section.

Regarding trains, take a look at the sticky information threads in...
Forum: Indian Railways Feb 20th, 2012, 14:41
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By hongkonger
Sometimes you'll see a businessman disappear into...

Sometimes you'll see a businessman disappear into the toilet and he'll come back out with a dhoti/lunghi instead of his trousers and a tee-shirt instead of his smart shirt. He'll then fold his...
Forum: Indian Railways Feb 20th, 2012, 14:36
Replies: 25
Views: 11,628
Posted By hongkonger
I think it would only be an issue if you had been...

I think it would only be an issue if you had been given a senior citizen discount as a result of your mis-typing, eg if you had entered 65 instead of 45.

I'm sure they won't even notice
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 13th, 2012, 10:32
Replies: 35
Views: 12,800
Posted By hongkonger
Many years ago, I was on the beach at Kovalam on...

Many years ago, I was on the beach at Kovalam on my own (back in the day when it was pretty much deserted!).

I was lying on my sarong (in a bathing suit, not a bikini), reading my book when a...
Forum: Indian Railways Jan 20th, 2012, 14:56
Replies: 7
Views: 2,249
Posted By hongkonger
Calm down, Skalispudi. You haven't been cheated!

Calm down, Skalispudi. You haven't been cheated!
Forum: Indian Railways Jan 19th, 2012, 13:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,543
Posted By hongkonger
Hi DaveW - Yes, I've been thinking about the seat...

Hi DaveW - Yes, I've been thinking about the seat numbers. Mr HKer was doing the booking & I remember him showing me the numbers after he booked - and assumed he'd requested them. But he just put in...
Forum: Indian Railways Jan 19th, 2012, 08:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,543
Posted By hongkonger
The TTE will see the two unoccupied seats as "no...

The TTE will see the two unoccupied seats as "no shows" and the tickets will be cancelled, and they will become available to other passengers. I know you don't want to entertain comments from...
Forum: Goa Oct 31st, 2011, 06:19
Replies: 35
Views: 3,345
Posted By hongkonger
Try Thailand. And leave the poor cats at home!

Try Thailand. And leave the poor cats at home!
Forum: Indian Railways Oct 26th, 2011, 10:16
Replies: 16
Views: 15,031
Posted By hongkonger
Just an aside, but this age thing is common among...

Just an aside, but this age thing is common among Chinese, too. If they are in the 60th year of their life, they will say they are 60 rather than 59. Or a company that was founded in 1987, for...
Forum: Maharashtra Oct 20th, 2011, 14:44
Replies: 28
Views: 10,876
Posted By hongkonger
Thanks, FlashGordon! We'll be in Kolhapur in late...

Thanks, FlashGordon! We'll be in Kolhapur in late November & your write up has really whetted my appetite!
Forum: Indian Railways Oct 20th, 2011, 14:31
Replies: 0
Views: 552
Posted By hongkonger
Railway porters

Can anyone tell me the going rate for using railway porters' services is these days? We'll be in India in three weeks' time and are taking a number of train trips (eg Chennai-Hyderabad,...
Forum: Goa Oct 3rd, 2011, 11:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By hongkonger
You really should be asking in more...

You really should be asking in more appropropriate places than an online travel forum!
Forum: Goa Oct 2nd, 2011, 13:24
Replies: 24
Views: 2,419
Posted By hongkonger
I'd be more concerned for OP's partner. She's not...

I'd be more concerned for OP's partner. She's not only got to cope with a new country (although, granted, it sounds as if the couple are used to this - but India is NOT the Bahamas, and it is NOT...
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 15th, 2011, 08:05
Replies: 40
Views: 60,669
Posted By hongkonger
jkccheng - but you can get a discount at swimming...

jkccheng - but you can get a discount at swimming pools! ($8 instead of $17!)
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 14th, 2011, 10:04
Replies: 40
Views: 60,669
Posted By hongkonger
Actually, jkccheng, in Hong Kong the discount...

Actually, jkccheng, in Hong Kong the discount kicks in at age 60 for buses, but is 65 for the MTR. (Need to keep the relevant Octopus cards apart!)

We've just booked a bunch of tickets online for...
Forum: Karnataka Sep 9th, 2011, 07:29
Replies: 4
Views: 2,506
Posted By hongkonger
Thanks for your replies! We're travelling in...

Thanks for your replies! We're travelling in November.

Can you remember which route you went, Vonkla? What was the condition of the road like? (Had a look at your journals - very interesting!)
Forum: Karnataka Sep 7th, 2011, 14:13
Replies: 4
Views: 2,506
Posted By hongkonger
Best route from Badami to Hospet

Has anyoone travelled the route from Badami to Hospet?
Our intention is to get to Hampi (Hospet) from Badami and the LP offers three options:
a six hour bus from Badami to Hospet;
a three-hour bus...
Forum: Karnataka Sep 5th, 2011, 14:33
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By hongkonger
I've just left Hampi and you are best to stay in...

I've just left Hampi and you are best to stay in the bizaar area because the boat is not running very often due to a strong current. Last boat the other day was at 1pm. It is a 24km rickshaw trip so...
Forum: Karnataka Aug 29th, 2011, 15:02
Replies: 551
Views: 245,951
Posted By hongkonger
http://public.fotki.com/annwilliamsart/traditional...

http://public.fotki.com/annwilliamsart/traditional-architecture/hampihouse-1.html

I'm a huge fan of vernacular architecture, so I'm very sad about this. The photo above was taken in Hampi Bazaar...
Forum: Indian Railways Aug 17th, 2011, 14:08
Replies: 1
Views: 938
Posted By hongkonger
Hospet to Chennai query

We want to travel from Hospet to Chennai on 8th December.

We've found the 18048 Vsg Howrah Express from Hospet to Guntakal, arriving 1710; then the 11027 Chennai Mail leaving Guntakal at 1815....
Forum: Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Aug 17th, 2011, 10:57
Replies: 0
Views: 2,016
Posted By hongkonger
Warangal hotel recommendations

Has anyone got any comments or recommendations regarding the following hotels in Warangal. We will be spending one night in Warangal in mid November.

Landmark Residency
City Grand
Suprabha
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