Hello to fellow travelers

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Hi everyone,

I'm Nitin from Ahmedabad and love to travel and see new places. Unfortunately, have not been able to travel much till now due to family commitments and me being occupied in other tasks. But, I'd like to travel extensively now and find that this place is best that serves as friend, philosopher and guide when it comes to traveling. I'd like to explore HP, UK and NE states as much as I can. I'm also adamant to start trekking to explore hidden places in these states.
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Welcome to India Mike.

"Hello to fellow travelers" is, I assume, an innocent greeting. But being called a fellow traveler is not necessarily welcome by everyone here.
Walt Whitman - Song of Myself

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
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Hi Nitin,

Welcome to IndiaMike. Loads of people who are exploring the places that you mention and a few of them are looking for like minded folks to accompany them. Do check the threads in india travel partners for the same.
Happy travelling.
Sar Pass Trek , Rohtang, Munnar, Badrinath Kedarnath, Vaishnodevi, Goa, VOF, Kedarkantha, Kuari Pass, Brahmatal Trek
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Originally Posted by hfot2 View Post Welcome to India Mike.

"Hello to fellow travelers" is, I assume, an innocent greeting. But being called a fellow traveler is not necessarily welcome by everyone here.
Hello, yes it was just a way of greeting. ☺️ But yes from a spiritual perspective we all are fellow travelers. Aren't we!☺️
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Hi, Thanks for the suggestion. Just a quick question. Travel partner is just a key word to search or a specific thread?
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Try using the search feature up top with those keywords. That should get you started. 

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Originally Posted by indianboy83 View Post Hello, yes it was just a way of greeting. ☺️ But yes from a spiritual perspective we all are fellow travelers. Aren't we!☺️
I fear you haven't checked the link and so have not come to realize that "fellow traveler" is a loaded term which carries connotations you might not appreciate. I for one would not care to be lumped in as a fellow traveler with those described by the term, neither spiritually nor in any other way.
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Hi, indeed I didn't check the link initially. I didn't mean to offend anyone. Sorry if anyone got hurt. I just wanted to say hello to like minded people who are interested and passionate about travelling. Thanks for making me aware. I will think twice before using this term. ☺️👍
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In the 1950s and 60s people like Rustam Karanjia were referred to as "fellow-travellers".
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Originally Posted by indianboy83 View Post Hi, indeed I didn't check the link initially. I didn't mean to offend anyone. Sorry if anyone got hurt. I just wanted to say hello to like minded people who are interested and passionate about travelling. Thanks for making me aware. I will think twice before using this term. ☺️👍
I continue to welcome you warmly to IndiaMike and had suspected you were unaware of the connotations of the phrase.

My problem is that I grew up at a time when being called a fellow traveler in this supposedly free country could get you jailed or killed, so I am hypersensitive about the term.
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You Americans and your sensitivities!



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Originally Posted by indianboy83 View Post Thanks for making me aware. I will think twice before using this term. ☺️👍
Don't worry about it. There is a whole world out here that is not now, and never has been, American

(I didn't have a clue about this either. Not entirely sure that that is because I am not American: I don't have a clue about lots of things! )
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I didn't have a clue about this either. Not entirely sure that that is because I am not American: I don't have a clue about lots of things!
This term was also in use in the UK. Here's an example:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konni_Zilliacus

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He was often considered a fellow traveller, although he was not a Communist Party member, and occasionally adopted positions opposed to Moscow's line, for example during Stalin's conflict with Tito.
Here's one more:

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/...34.2010.503397

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While Menon may have distanced himself from British communists since becoming high commissioner, MI5ís director-general conceded, he remained Ďat leastí a fellow traveller and, as such, a considerable threat to commonwealth security.
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Ďespecially with regard to the Communists and
Fellow Travellers on Menonís staff.í124
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Thanks.
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Iím a fellow traveller.

Welcome to Indiamike!

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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post This term was also in use in the UK. Here's an example:
But, back in 1950-something, we blamed the russians, sputniks and such for everything from bad weather to +broken streetlights, it was not a paranoid hate campaign.

Furthermore, although I may get pedantic about traditional usage of language, I think it better to discard sinister out-of-date associations.

Fellow travellers, let us permit an innocent and friendly phrase to be innocent and friendly
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