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#151 Nov 5th, 2011, 20:03
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Excellent Babe! Do repost it over on Big Texan's Poetry thread:

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Andamans

Shiver me Timbers and theyyamdancer I had been to andamans in 2002...I was quite small then...around 12yrs or so..but I still remember the dolphins and the first look of that beach...Radhanagari, was it???? it had rained over there when we reached and gave the beach quite ethereal feel...I dont remember the Resorts name right now but my dad might..it had a private beach and that beach had the most amazing huge tree on the shore which used to go underwater during hightide...as I had been there before the Tsunamis I saw Jollybouy...dont know if its still there...heard it was wiped out..anyway...Jollybouy and snorkelling out there is another of the most memorable travels of mine...!!!simply tooo beautiful for words...!!!
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Originally Posted by Shiver me Timbers View Post I did this journey a month after you (wonder if our paths crossed). Unfortunately, I lost all my photos from the Andaman's except about 5 of the best ones that I sent in an e-mail home to show people how amazing it was. On this particular trip out to Havelock, I had photos of dolphins chasing the boat which are now gone forever. Generally had the same experience as you though - and like you, nothing from the return trip two weeks later has stayed with me.


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Originally Posted by Anushreerd View Post Shiver me Timbers and theyyamdancer I had been to andamans in 2002...I was quite small then...around 12yrs or so..but I still remember the dolphins and the first look of that beach...Radhanagari, was it???? it had rained over there when we reached and gave the beach quite ethereal feel...I dont remember the Resorts name right now but my dad might..it had a private beach and that beach had the most amazing huge tree on the shore which used to go underwater during hightide...as I had been there before the Tsunamis I saw Jollybouy...dont know if its still there...heard it was wiped out..anyway...Jollybouy and snorkelling out there is another of the most memorable travels of mine...!!!simply tooo beautiful for words...!!!

Do you mean Barefoot at Havelock? You are talking about the mangrove trees!
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Do you mean Barefoot at Havelock? You are talking about the mangrove trees!
No no...I remembered now...it was called the Dolphin Resorts(wonder how I forgot)...!!!it had this huge tree...i dont remember the name of the tree...but it was the only tree on the beach...!!!I wanted a whole lot of pictures clicked there only...the green against the blue sea stood out quite amazingly...!!!
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Originally Posted by PeakXV View Post Excellent Babe! Do repost it over on Big Texan's Poetry thread:

http://www.indiamike.com/india/books...oetry-t147398/
Lol. Okay.
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My best trip in India, or one of them, was the Himalayan Queen from Shimla to Solan. I was travelling with my boss, and we were in love, and the weather was beautiful.
The train was amazing, and the food was good, and the picky ops were constant.
And i was with the man i loved.
I'm welling up, so I'll go.
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Love Indian trains

Had a great train trip from Lokmanyatilak station Mumbia to Goa on the netravti exp, The station is full of life but easer then cst to find train and seat , We took another train to Kerelar later that month, The train from mumbia was great fun we traveled sleeper class , you get to see so much of the passing life out of the open door trains, i sat down and spent a wonderful afternoon taking pictures of the passing life of India. We was lucky enough to have a lovely family sitting with us , they shared there wonderful food with us , which was some of the best food we tasted in India, I would recomend India trains to anyone wanting to get a feel for India . Flyingfred.
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When travelling from Pune to Mumbai on a train, the train stopped at a hill known as Monkey hill. All trains travelling in this section have to stop to prove their brake power if not they are lead up on a hill where the trains stop due to gravity. We impulsively got down from our train and walked all the way to Karjat. Saw the life in rural Maharashtra in its beauty and sadness. Few kilometers away from the financial capital of India, here were a group of tribal villagers trying to eke out a living but generous enough to share their bhakri with us. Walking along the tracks and villagers asking us to keep an eye out as they had spotted a panther a few days back.

The duality of life that is India, one of the most memorable.
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What about the public boat between Kollam and Allepey?

I went on it a few years ago. It cost 300 roops if I remember rightly and took most of the day. Saw some stunning scenery and wildlife and the boat stops at a strange stilted place for a buffet lunch served on banana leaves.

That was an amazing day.
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Originally Posted by Keshava View Post So many journeys it's impossible to pick one. But the first one is always the most memorable. This is a much edited excerpt from my diary.

After exchanging addresses I wished Andy a fond farewell and made for New Smelly Station where I was quickly overwhelmed by the confusion of the platform at night with continuous tinny-voiced announcements echoing around in Hindi, the omnivorous babel of simultaneous Hindustani, Punjabi and Urdu at top volume, red-vested porters, pants rolled up to their knees, hustling immense steamer trunks down the platform, magazine and newspaper men calling out lists of available publications, vendors of fried foods, ......
This was a fantastic read I'm 2 weeks away from my first India trip and this really got me excited (and I now can't concentrate on my work)
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Originally Posted by Rivercity View Post What about the public boat between Kollam and Allepey?

I went on it a few years ago. It cost 300 roops if I remember rightly and took most of the day. Saw some stunning scenery and wildlife and the boat stops at a strange stilted place for a buffet lunch served on banana leaves.

That was an amazing day.
Went on that same boat from Alleppey to Kollam. Took about 8 hours (10:30am-6:30pm). It stopped somewhere in the middle for an authentic Kerala lunch (the fish was yummy). Amazing scenery. Relaxing day. And it was Rs. 150 then
Then we were off by train to Kodaikanal
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Lovely boat ride that ,but what the hell is that large concrete statue of a very curvy lady all about ?
eyes ,eyes that have seen all , come back to the white chrysanthemum (Basho)
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Originally Posted by Rivercity View Post What about the public boat between Kollam and Allepey?

I went on it a few years ago. It cost 300 roops if I remember rightly and took most of the day. Saw some stunning scenery and wildlife and the boat stops at a strange stilted place for a buffet lunch served on banana leaves.

That was an amazing day.
rivercity, nothing has changed. did this trip jan 2012. a great way to see the country & backwaters. zamba
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great India

Hi, The best Indian trip we had was Mumbai, Goa, Kerala, After a couple of nights in Mumbai, we took the train sleeper class from locomandy station to Goa ,its a day time train so you get to see some great sights along the way , Mumbai was such fun ,the gateway to Indian was not to busy and had lots of Indians from the countryside asking for photos to be taken with us lol, seem really funny at the time , We was very lucky on the train to Goa ,we had a lovely Indian family sharing our seats , they shared there wonderful food with us too, it was really the best food we had in Indian,but we had only lovely food throughout our trip , We was staying in south Goa, its beaches are some of the best in India, really friendly people and a nice place to chill,The train from goa to kerala was fantastic as we went first class ,it was like first class air travel, we eat three times on the train each time the food was brought to our compartment on a fold up table and tray ,i walked down and sat in the guards room , it was a afternoon and crossing the rivers on the train was wonderful, When we got to thriv station it was the early hours of the morning,afew touts drove me mad for a while ,befor i found the pre book taxi stand, Kerala was the most beautiful place i have seen, its easy to see why they called it gods own country, We took about though the backwaters ,the food on this boat was great ,all afternoon the food keeps coming ,and we kept eating, We found i very nice taxi driver after a day, he was a gem of a find, he knew some lovely deserted beaches that he would drop us off at ,befor picking us up when we was ready, I could go on and on ,and tell you so much ,but its so much better being there your self ,So hope you love India as much as we did Oscar
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Hi Oscar Flyingfred, Wonderful text and photos. Can you recall where in Kerala photos were taken of beach, the surf, and the food (chicken)? That train sounds great! I've gone " AC first class" in India but it sounds like your train was more luxurious!
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