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Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jun 30th, 2009, 20:34
Replies: 5
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Posted By puppydogben
Khan Market would be my guess - tons of very good...

Khan Market would be my guess - tons of very good book shops.
Forum: Goa Jun 26th, 2009, 21:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By puppydogben
Thanks for the update Johnny. Looks like roughly...

Thanks for the update Johnny. Looks like roughly 10 a night last year then [whoa]

I'm in the wrong business!
Forum: Goa Jun 26th, 2009, 21:10
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By puppydogben
Really? What price would you say there are now?...

Really? What price would you say there are now? It has been a couple of years since I was in Palolem and they were roughly that price then. In fact, 8 yrs ago you could find them for about 2 so...
Forum: Goa Jun 26th, 2009, 17:27
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By puppydogben
Hi again Dean, I do organise treks and...

Hi again Dean,

I do organise treks and sometimes go on them during the busy times but this season I'm actually hoping to spend more time in India. I will be in Nepal for sure on the 10th Oct and...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jun 19th, 2009, 22:00
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By puppydogben
Hi, Thailand is an easier place to travel...

Hi,

Thailand is an easier place to travel than Indonesia but maybe more expensive.
Malaysia is fantastic though - I love the Perhentian Islands off the north-east coast (very close to the Thai...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Jun 19th, 2009, 21:24
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By puppydogben
:D Hi Kitty - Love that phrase - never heard it...

:D Hi Kitty - Love that phrase - never heard it before!

Agree too about Kashmir. I went in 2003 and felt perfectly safe.
Forum: Introduce Yourself Jun 19th, 2009, 17:02
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By puppydogben
Hi Jay, Can't really advise on US Citizens...

Hi Jay,

Can't really advise on US Citizens getting their visas but if its anything like the UK process (which I suspect it is) its not a complicated process. Check out if their is an India high...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Jun 18th, 2009, 19:44
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By puppydogben
Hi Jay - Welcome to IndiaMike! Really cool...

Hi Jay - Welcome to IndiaMike!

Really cool first post!

As you say you are spontaneous then don't plan too much at all. You have all the time in the world to prepare but I would even advise...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jun 17th, 2009, 22:53
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By puppydogben
Hi! Welcome to IndiaMike. It really...

Hi!

Welcome to IndiaMike.

It really does depend on where you want to visit in India. If you are more interested in the North then you should be aware that it will be very cold around Delhi...
Forum: Goa Jun 17th, 2009, 22:06
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By puppydogben
Hi Dean, Thanks for your reply. The...

Hi Dean,

Thanks for your reply.

The private message thing is not the easiest on this site! Click on private messages in the top right, then new message and start to type the name of the poster...
Forum: Goa Jun 12th, 2009, 22:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By puppydogben
Hi hhh dean! Unless you are averse to flying the...

Hi hhh dean! Unless you are averse to flying the easiest way to get to Goa from Jaisalmer would be by plane. The airport at Jaisalmer is not fully operational at the moment but you should be able to...
Forum: Delhi Jun 12th, 2009, 21:49
Replies: 16
Views: 1,651
Posted By puppydogben
Keoladeo is definitely worth a visit but the time...

Keoladeo is definitely worth a visit but the time of year you go can make a huge difference to your enjoyment of the Park. Oct - March are best but even Dec and Jan suffer from severe mists.
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Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jun 12th, 2009, 18:44
Replies: 2
Views: 1,346
Posted By puppydogben
Hi! Welcome to IndiaMike! You would...

Hi!

Welcome to IndiaMike!

You would certainly have enough time to visit all of the places that you mention and in essence your 'circle' would work with just a few alterations.

I'm pretty...
Forum: Indian Railways Jun 11th, 2009, 22:47
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By puppydogben
That would be cool Jon - do send the blog details...

That would be cool Jon - do send the blog details if you have them already.

I seem to remember that the official website has some kind of rickshaw tracker too?
Forum: Indian Railways Jun 11th, 2009, 19:05
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By puppydogben
Hi Jon, Firstly, I am very jealous about you...

Hi Jon,

Firstly, I am very jealous about you taking part in the rickshaw run as this is something I have always wanted to do! Hope you have a blast!

There is no train service from Pokhara but...
Forum: Delhi Jun 10th, 2009, 19:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,651
Posted By puppydogben
I have also heard that IBEX expeditions are good...

I have also heard that IBEX expeditions are good and apparently very on the ball with eco/environmental projects if thats your thing.

By the way - what happened on the train?
Forum: Domestic India Flights Jun 9th, 2009, 17:12
Replies: 3
Views: 1,932
Posted By puppydogben
Re. Airport hotels: Depends what your budget is...

Re. Airport hotels:
Depends what your budget is really. There are the usual chain hotels and I think Radisson is the closest with shuttle and is around 4km from the airport. However, it is 5 star. ...
Forum: Kullu and Manali Jun 9th, 2009, 17:07
Replies: 6
Views: 1,747
Posted By puppydogben
Can't help you with the Sarchu camp but in 2003 I...

Can't help you with the Sarchu camp but in 2003 I did this trip in one stretch from Manali - Leh in a shared 4WD vehicle. We left Manali around 3/4 am and arrived into Leh at about 6/7pm.

Happy...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Jun 5th, 2009, 17:36
Replies: 3
Views: 3,318
Posted By puppydogben
As far as I am aware the pre-paid taxi rank is...

As far as I am aware the pre-paid taxi rank is safe - I have used it a couple of times and its certainly better than trying to barter with someone outside if you have just arrived from a long flight....
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jun 4th, 2009, 23:24
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By puppydogben
Hi, Have you thought about Ladakh? There are...

Hi,

Have you thought about Ladakh? There are some great short trekking options you can do there and the area avoids the monsoon due to its location and elevation.

It is a really peaceful state...
Forum: Rajasthan Jun 3rd, 2009, 15:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By puppydogben
They just have good internet marketing!! :D ...

They just have good internet marketing!! :D

No, seriously - the guy who runs it is so gentle and sweet and very welcoming but not too much as can be the case in India sometimes. The location of...
Forum: Rajasthan Jun 2nd, 2009, 19:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By puppydogben
Hi, Last time I was in Jaisalmer I stayed at...

Hi,

Last time I was in Jaisalmer I stayed at Fifu guest house. Lovely place, lovely owner and they can arrange your camel treks too. See this link for India Mike reviews of the place - ...
Forum: Goa Jun 2nd, 2009, 15:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By puppydogben
Thanks for the updates guys and thanks Joe for...

Thanks for the updates guys and thanks Joe for the pics. Obviously I have never seen the deck so zoomed in - really is a mess on there!

Interesting facts about the owners of the boat too.
Forum: Goa Jun 1st, 2009, 21:24
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By puppydogben
Thanks for the update about the ship ragz!

Thanks for the update about the ship ragz!
Forum: Goa Jun 1st, 2009, 19:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By puppydogben
Returning to Goa

Hi everyone,

I will shortly be returning to Goa for the first time in almost 3 years. :D :D

As it will be the summer period there are some great rates available at all the hotels. Currently...
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