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Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Apr 22nd, 2007, 00:01
Replies: 31
Views: 7,488
Posted By akt
Interesting observation. Without following in...

Interesting observation. Without following in such detail, I have noticed the relentless march of "gentrification" (or whatever the right word is) in American cities which ethnic enclaves, old...
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles Apr 21st, 2007, 23:14
Replies: 5
Views: 2,560
Posted By akt
Namaste India Tours (namasteindiatours.com) have...

Namaste India Tours (namasteindiatours.com) have received several dozen positive and (as far as I know) just one negative report here, so you might wish to look into their services.
Forum: Delhi Apr 21st, 2007, 23:07
Replies: 34
Views: 3,882
Posted By akt
LP prices could be 1-2 years old. I would suggest...

LP prices could be 1-2 years old. I would suggest making the reservation at some place for one night, so you have a room and a bed to relax/crash after a long trip. After that, walk the street,...
Forum: Agra Apr 21st, 2007, 22:52
Replies: 12
Views: 4,018
Posted By akt
Hi tanke360, if you have the time, I would...

Hi tanke360, if you have the time, I would strongly urge you to stay the night in Agra and return the nest day. Otherwise it either gets very hectic, or you misss things. Also, you'd not be stuck...
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Apr 21st, 2007, 22:46
Replies: 49
Views: 8,902
Posted By akt
And you still say that they are unfriendly? :)

And you still say that they are unfriendly? :)
Forum: Domestic India Flights Apr 21st, 2007, 22:43
Replies: 34
Views: 3,786
Posted By akt
BA check in agent asked to see the card I had...

BA check in agent asked to see the card I had used to buy my ticket online. I don't know how much hassle it would have been if I didn't have the card with me.

Other airlines (AA, KLM, Southwest,...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 21st, 2007, 08:37
Replies: 13
Views: 1,216
Posted By akt
Congratulations! See you at 3000. :)

Congratulations! See you at 3000. :)
Forum: International India Flights Apr 21st, 2007, 07:57
Replies: 662
Views: 250,873
Posted By akt
You don't specify what you are looking for:...

You don't specify what you are looking for: lowest fare, fewest stops, shortest total duration, best food and service? :)

Emirates is expensive (~ $1600). The lowest presently available online...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 20th, 2007, 06:11
Replies: 73
Views: 4,539
Posted By akt
Is there a "servant quarter" or some rented room...

Is there a "servant quarter" or some rented room outside the main buiding, where somebody could be watching late night TV/videos?
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 20th, 2007, 02:28
Replies: 73
Views: 4,539
Posted By akt
Good excuse to meet them. Take the plunge!

Good excuse to meet them. Take the plunge!
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Apr 20th, 2007, 02:22
Replies: 50
Views: 10,662
Posted By akt
My most expensive was Imperial in Delhi, still my...

My most expensive was Imperial in Delhi, still my favorite hotel in India. It was probably $250-300, but I don't remember precisely. I have stayed in other expensive hotels in India, but somebody...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 20th, 2007, 02:08
Replies: 73
Views: 4,539
Posted By akt
Seems like they are running an appliance in the...

Seems like they are running an appliance in the night? Washing machine, dishwasher, etc. Some people like to start them as they go to bed. :) Washing machines usually come with an annoying buzzer....
Forum: Domestic India Flights Apr 20th, 2007, 00:12
Replies: 2
Views: 2,076
Posted By akt
This is not a good way to think in today's...

This is not a good way to think in today's market. Most airlines have wildly fluctuating prices and you really have to look at all possibilities for your route and date.

My general recommendation...
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Apr 19th, 2007, 15:01
Replies: 49
Views: 8,902
Posted By akt
Hi Sepp, Although I am sure your experience is a...

Hi Sepp, Although I am sure your experience is a real one, your post is still most surprising to me. It may help us understand the situation if you could kindly summarize the environment in which you...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 19th, 2007, 11:29
Replies: 70
Views: 5,824
Posted By akt
All the places you have mentioned are part of...

All the places you have mentioned are part of real India. Of course I don't know what your guide book meant by the word "real", but could be in one of these senses:

(1) Something that captures...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Apr 19th, 2007, 04:33
Replies: 28
Views: 4,508
Posted By akt
Right, he is an extremist when it comes to...

Right, he is an extremist when it comes to traveling light. Your guess about "nerd" is also correct: He is a computer science professor!

However, before we lose the perspective here, I had...
Forum: Indian Railways Apr 19th, 2007, 04:13
Replies: 91
Views: 34,371
Posted By akt
I had the same problem. The old fashioned...

I had the same problem. The old fashioned suitcases used to fit under Indian train berths just fine. However, the newer designs that stand on their side (as shown in your photo) are fatter and often...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 19th, 2007, 03:37
Replies: 29
Views: 10,258
Posted By akt
They won't. If you are traveling on their...

They won't. If you are traveling on their passport, you are their citizen. OCI is just a visa.

However, the quality of consular service depends on how important and well-connected you are back...
Forum: Domestic India Flights Apr 19th, 2007, 03:30
Replies: 33
Views: 4,381
Posted By akt
Nothing realy. If something does change, they...

Nothing realy. If something does change, they will accommodate you on another flight. Just relax.
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 19th, 2007, 03:21
Replies: 20
Views: 2,741
Posted By akt
Not the hotel itself, but the travel agency...

Not the hotel itself, but the travel agency associated with them might be willing to do that informally, especially if you are ordering other services from them. Or you can find another travel agent...
Forum: India Expat Area Apr 19th, 2007, 03:06
Replies: 30
Views: 4,022
Posted By akt
Hi noodle, I won't stress over it and rather view...

Hi noodle, I won't stress over it and rather view it as a practical issue. Although you can certainly manage with English, it creates a little prison around you when you are limited to certain kind...
Forum: Domestic India Flights Apr 19th, 2007, 02:59
Replies: 21
Views: 2,635
Posted By akt
I am no great fan of Air Deccan. However,...

I am no great fan of Air Deccan. However, "no-refund" clauses are becoming quite common in air travel. If this helps them get over their other problems, overbooking and unreliable schedule, then it...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Apr 19th, 2007, 02:41
Replies: 28
Views: 4,508
Posted By akt
I would consider taking one soft-sided suitcase)...

I would consider taking one soft-sided suitcase) and one soft-sided carry on. Additionally, for later use when needed: one duffel bag in the suitcase, and a "day pack". No wheels on anything, for...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Apr 19th, 2007, 00:44
Replies: 13
Views: 2,188
Posted By akt
This is just brainstorming, get second and third...

This is just brainstorming, get second and third opinions.

If for some reason you must spend the 6th afternoon in Orchha, then I'd suggest driving to Bhopal (yes, wrong direction) and catching a...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Apr 18th, 2007, 12:45
Replies: 13
Views: 2,188
Posted By akt
I thought I had posted this but it didn't show...

I thought I had posted this but it didn't show up, so trying again. Please excuse me if you see two copies.



That is an important and expensive appointment. I would strongly urge reaching Delhi...
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