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Forum: IndiaMike Meetups Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:51
Replies: 438
Views: 92,154
Posted By dhans
Oops, sorry. This Dutchie is working in Bangkok...

Oops, sorry. This Dutchie is working in Bangkok this week, so no meetup for me. I'll have a thai curry instead though.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Sep 21st, 2011, 12:27
Replies: 145
Views: 83,568
Posted By dhans
Even if in Thailand the visa free entry lne is...

Even if in Thailand the visa free entry lne is 1.5 hours long, it still beats getting a visa in the Netherlands.

This year we passed Thai immigration in seven minutes....
Forum: India For Beginners Aug 23rd, 2011, 22:16
Replies: 50
Views: 62,693
Posted By dhans
As suggested by Nick (hi Nick), use repellent day...

As suggested by Nick (hi Nick), use repellent day and night. 40 or 50 % DEET works OK. Cortisone-cream is available over the counter in India. BAsically anything except heroin is available.

I...
Forum: India For Beginners Aug 8th, 2011, 22:17
Replies: 50
Views: 62,693
Posted By dhans
Difficult one for a guy to answer, so I consulted...

Difficult one for a guy to answer, so I consulted with Mrs D.

Breastfeeding is good, as it provides extra protection and prevents a lot of illnesses for the kid. To be very honest, we are also...
Forum: India For Beginners Aug 4th, 2011, 13:18
Replies: 50
Views: 62,693
Posted By dhans
Hi Clare, Laundry is never a problem in...

Hi Clare,

Laundry is never a problem in India. Someone will pick it up in the morning, and you'll get it back before the sun sets. Expect it to wear a bit though, as the Dhobi Wallahs may still...
Forum: India For Beginners Jun 20th, 2011, 12:59
Replies: 50
Views: 62,693
Posted By dhans
Hi FGHJK (great keyboardcombination by the way), ...

Hi FGHJK (great keyboardcombination by the way),

Thanks for the feedback. As we've stated before: kids are capable of coping with much more than we can imagine. let's hear if and when you return...
Forum: India For Beginners May 10th, 2011, 03:46
Replies: 50
Views: 62,693
Posted By dhans
I might consider it, mrs D. says to wait one or...

I might consider it, mrs D. says to wait one or two years. The health issue and the fact that two years old tend t stick anything in their mouths.

Hans
Forum: India For Beginners Feb 4th, 2011, 01:59
Replies: 50
Views: 62,693
Posted By dhans
@kazpot. Great! Have a wonderfull holiday!

@kazpot. Great! Have a wonderfull holiday!
Forum: India For Beginners Jan 27th, 2011, 16:11
Replies: 50
Views: 62,693
Posted By dhans
Hi Kazpot, I summed up all the reasons why...

Hi Kazpot,

I summed up all the reasons why people choose not to go to India (with or without kids). We've found out that the challenges are manageble and that even if a kid falls ill, good medical...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jan 1st, 2011, 17:35
Replies: 3
Views: 1,155
Posted By dhans
Depends on how fast you run. Seriously: as...

Depends on how fast you run.

Seriously: as long as you don't dress too skimpy, you should be fine. Main danger is the traffic, so find a park to run in.
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Oct 10th, 2010, 21:50
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By dhans
SOunds good to me, especially flying in to...

SOunds good to me, especially flying in to Chennai and out of Kochi. 18 days is a nice amount of time. Go straight to Mahabalipuram form the airport and you might skip the Cape. You'll find lots of...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Oct 10th, 2010, 21:46
Replies: 4
Views: 2,333
Posted By dhans
We paid 100 Rs for a very large and sturdy bag...

We paid 100 Rs for a very large and sturdy bag (sturdy enough to take all the textiles we bought home).
Forum: Indian Railways Oct 10th, 2010, 18:23
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By dhans
As ever; it depends. If you're only spending a...

As ever; it depends. If you're only spending a short time in India, prebooking is a must. If you're tehre longer, go with the flow and book your tickets while you travel. There are still tourist...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Oct 10th, 2010, 18:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By dhans
Unless you are totally overwhelmed by the...

Unless you are totally overwhelmed by the spiritual qualities of Pushkar, a day or so is enough. The fake priests that pester you may well bet the reason that you may want to leave even earlier.
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Oct 9th, 2010, 17:28
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By dhans
I agree wikt Hal. It's like saying lets do Paris,...

I agree wikt Hal. It's like saying lets do Paris, then Helsinki, on to Madrid and Athens and fly out of London. Tight budget is also not helping. Teel us what´s really important and we´ll get back to...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Oct 9th, 2010, 17:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By dhans
Yeah, it's a bit too much. You'll spend loads of...

Yeah, it's a bit too much. You'll spend loads of time on transport. Restricht yourself (eg to Kerala) and have a lot more fun.
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Oct 9th, 2010, 17:24
Replies: 2
Views: 2,703
Posted By dhans
If this is the one time in India, do throw in the...

If this is the one time in India, do throw in the Taj Mahal in Agra. Best sight in the world!
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Oct 9th, 2010, 17:20
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By dhans
Stay shorter (a lot shorter) in Pushkar and throw...

Stay shorter (a lot shorter) in Pushkar and throw in Jaipur and the environs.
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Sep 25th, 2010, 14:33
Replies: 291
Views: 34,436
Posted By dhans
Once again thank you to the OP for sharing his...

Once again thank you to the OP for sharing his story. If I hadn't been warned for scams like this in the Lonely Planet guides 25 years ago I might have fallen for it (and i certainly was targeted).
Forum: India For Beginners Sep 25th, 2010, 14:19
Replies: 50
Views: 62,693
Posted By dhans
For Dutch readers; also visit verre reizen met...

For Dutch readers; also visit verre reizen met kinderen (http://www.verrereizenmetkinderen.nl/Forum/index.php)for tons of advice on travel with children in Dutch.
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Aug 3rd, 2010, 15:03
Replies: 50
Views: 9,602
Posted By dhans
A phonetic description of this might be helpfull...

A phonetic description of this might be helpfull for IM-members ;)

Hans
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Mar 1st, 2010, 23:32
Replies: 3
Views: 2,169
Posted By dhans
You may have found these...

You may have found these (http://www.indiamike.com/india/journal.php?do=showjournal&j=9402) tips by now.

Hans
Forum: Kerala Jan 1st, 2010, 18:06
Replies: 5
Views: 2,347
Posted By dhans
Less than 2000 euro's for our family of four...

Less than 2000 euro's for our family of four AMS-LHR-BOM vv.

The rest is at least 800 euro's more expensive.

Hans
Forum: Kerala Dec 31st, 2009, 23:28
Replies: 5
Views: 2,347
Posted By dhans
Trivandrum to Mumbai during Monsoon July 2010

Hi Friends,

I'm trying not to crosspost, but the original question did not get any answers....

Kingfisher Air has got a great promotion UK to India in July 2010. So we are considering returning...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Dec 31st, 2009, 23:17
Replies: 50
Views: 9,602
Posted By dhans
It's a bit like: "I'm from Barcelona, I know...

It's a bit like: "I'm from Barcelona, I know nothing...."

Speaking no english (or at least pretending to) does help. It's quite difficult to pull a scam on someone who only answers in Swedish or...
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