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Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 21st, 2015, 22:04
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Posted By nayan
Most likely, wrong ethnic/cultural reference :) .

Most likely, wrong ethnic/cultural reference :) .
Forum: Rajasthan Apr 20th, 2015, 16:07
Replies: 16
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Posted By nayan
I guess that will require some permits(?) as OP...

I guess that will require some permits(?) as OP is not an Indian citizen(My guess).

I have visited Rajasthan in summer. Twice. It is doable and even enjoyable :)
But the itinerary advised above...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 19th, 2015, 01:23
Replies: 159
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Posted By nayan
I visited it off-season - august. I saw many...

I visited it off-season - august.
I saw many Arab visitors. Families(with kids in pram), large(10-20) groups of young people, groups of 2-3 men. I don't know if they were Jordanian or from any of...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 19th, 2015, 01:16
Replies: 159
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Posted By nayan
Yes - I told you I had forgotten the details....

Yes - I told you I had forgotten the details. According to my friend it was a very dumpy place compared to Reading.
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 19th, 2015, 00:50
Replies: 159
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Posted By nayan
Just remembered something about a Train...

Just remembered something about a Train experience in England.
I was living in Reading. my friend had come to visit me for the weekend from stoke-on-kent(or some other place near Manchester - I have...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 18th, 2015, 23:48
Replies: 159
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Posted By nayan
yes - Petra is good :) Very dusty though. and...

yes - Petra is good :)
Very dusty though. and zero shade after the treasury - so try to visit early in the morning.
I am lucky - I have seen both. And loved both ;)



(It is amusing that the...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 18th, 2015, 23:28
Replies: 159
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Posted By nayan
After paying almost 7 times more than Taj - they...

After paying almost 7 times more than Taj - they better have that consolation :)
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 18th, 2015, 23:11
Replies: 159
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Posted By nayan
There are plenty of tourists who visit...

There are plenty of tourists who visit Petra(Including Americans :))
May be they don't know that Jordanians(and residents) pay 1 JOD (approx. 87 rupees) and everyone else pays 50JOD(about Rs 4500)...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Apr 17th, 2015, 16:37
Replies: 24
Views: 605
Posted By nayan
ok. I understand better now. If they are on...

ok. I understand better now.
If they are on different itineraries then you will have to collect baggage and then check-in baggage again.
You have free time about 7.30 am to 12.30 pm.
it is...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Apr 17th, 2015, 16:08
Replies: 24
Views: 605
Posted By nayan
Is it a connecting flight? I did not understand...

Is it a connecting flight?
I did not understand the point of your mother not being able to walk for long. She can wait in the airport. There is plenty of seating arrangement there.

By the time...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Apr 17th, 2015, 15:09
Replies: 24
Views: 605
Posted By nayan
Prepaid taxi work on the basis for from-to...

Prepaid taxi work on the basis for from-to destination and not on hours basis.
If you have just 4 hrs between flights it is best to wait it out in the airport.
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 16th, 2015, 14:45
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By nayan
Are they connected to the greeks?

Are they connected to the greeks?
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Apr 13th, 2015, 16:49
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Posted By nayan
At your budget, I cannot think of any specialized...

At your budget, I cannot think of any specialized sports shoe brand.
For light treks(gentle slop, well defined track, no boulders or water), a sneaker is enough.
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Apr 13th, 2015, 16:14
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Views: 465,741
Posted By nayan
Check any basic North Star model from bata.

Check any basic North Star model from bata.
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Apr 13th, 2015, 12:07
Replies: 1,242
Views: 465,741
Posted By nayan
I hate closed shoes too but I would not walk on...

I hate closed shoes too but I would not walk on an uneven surface in sandals.
Please check out the lightweight sneakers from any of the good brands.
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Apr 8th, 2015, 13:28
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By nayan
Till date, I have never heard anyone say that...

Till date, I have never heard anyone say that they spent "too long" in ladakh :)
It is always "I wish I had atleast one more day/week/lifetime" and "when can I be back again".

(I am in the second...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 7th, 2015, 19:05
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By nayan
What kind of use are you estimating from the AC. ...

What kind of use are you estimating from the AC.
8hrs a day or 20 hrs a day?
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 7th, 2015, 18:06
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By nayan
I have two split ACs and two window ACs. The...

I have two split ACs and two window ACs.
The split AC are Samsung 1.5 ton and LG 1 ton.
Both the window AC are Voltas 1.5 ton.

The Samsung and the LG has survived 3 house shifts(and...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Apr 6th, 2015, 19:24
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By nayan
I travel with my elderly parents(and a small...

I travel with my elderly parents(and a small child) quite a lot.
My parents are both in late sixties.
My father has serious heart ailment, diabetes, prostate issues.
My mother has osteoporosis....
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Apr 2nd, 2015, 15:49
Replies: 52
Views: 1,942
Posted By nayan
In bhojohari manna - 1. bhaat 2. Musur dal(I...

In bhojohari manna -
1. bhaat
2. Musur dal(I am not fond of mug daal)
3. Alubhaja
4. Dhokar dalna
5. jhinge posto
6. Alu potoler torkari
7. Lau chingri
8. Pabda mach(whatever variant of the...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Apr 2nd, 2015, 14:58
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By nayan
You have just five days in ladakh. Please...

You have just five days in ladakh.
Please adjust the itinerary accordingly.
Spend two days in and around leh - (market, fort, surrounding monasteries).
In the other three days plan either one of...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Apr 2nd, 2015, 13:27
Replies: 52
Views: 1,942
Posted By nayan
Then you may close your eyes and head towards...

Then you may close your eyes and head towards bhajahari manna or kasturi :)

Do you want recommendations on what to order?
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Apr 2nd, 2015, 12:35
Replies: 52
Views: 1,942
Posted By nayan
On Calcutta in Delhi and Oh Calcutta in Kolkata...

On Calcutta in Delhi and Oh Calcutta in Kolkata may be very different beasts :)
I have been to 6 ballygaunge place in Bangalore and 6 ballygaunge place in Kolkata - very different :)
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Apr 2nd, 2015, 12:32
Replies: 52
Views: 1,942
Posted By nayan
eek... No kasturi food will definitely not look...

eek...
No kasturi food will definitely not look like it :)
West Bengal and east Bengal each has many differ cooking styles - so this is just a generalization.
1. west Bengal style is more...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Apr 2nd, 2015, 12:09
Replies: 7,375
Views: 343,805
Posted By nayan
Check the separate thread that you have created....

Check the separate thread that you have created. lets have this great discussion there :)
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