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Forum: India For Beginners Sep 27th, 2017, 22:51
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Posted By camelgirl
Thumbs down Cannot agree with you at all. I started...

Cannot agree with you at all.

I started travelling to India when I was in my early 30s as a backpacker and my last trip was this year when I was 73 with a tour to make it easier.

You may have...
Forum: India For Beginners Mar 15th, 2017, 22:31
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Posted By camelgirl
Wink Love my kurtas!

I have to agree with you. I was perplexed by the posters comments, as though she thought she might have to wear a burka to somehow disguise herself.:confused:

Anyway, I've not only become...
Forum: India For Beginners Dec 15th, 2016, 20:53
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Posted By camelgirl
You are absolutely right. Fewer places and a...

You are absolutely right. Fewer places and a slower pace. Just got back from South India and because it was a tour, which meant cramming many places into each day, it was completely exhausting! We...
Forum: India For Beginners Sep 12th, 2016, 03:28
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Posted By camelgirl
OK. Maybe she'd to take a train ride with you?...

OK. Maybe she'd to take a train ride with you? Anyway, hope it works out. It would be really fun to meet you, especially in India!
Forum: India For Beginners Sep 11th, 2016, 22:16
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Posted By camelgirl
I PM'd you. Won't be in Varkala but will be in...

I PM'd you. Won't be in Varkala but will be in Cochin for a few days, Nov. 30 to Dec. 3. A few hours away. Maybe?
Forum: India For Beginners Sep 10th, 2016, 23:55
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Posted By camelgirl
Hi Nick! Mostly go to a group on Facebook for...

Hi Nick! Mostly go to a group on Facebook for India chit chat. Not really about travel but still interesting.

Glad to see you're still here! It wouldn't be India Mike without you!!!:D

You...
Forum: India For Beginners Sep 10th, 2016, 19:08
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Posted By camelgirl
Hi Drew--I haven't been active on India Mike...

Hi Drew--I haven't been active on India Mike anymore but I'm glad to hear we seniors are still plugging along and traveling to India. I've been going since 1975, beginning as a budget backpacker....
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Aug 20th, 2014, 20:34
Replies: 117
Sticky: Mosquito nets
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Posted By camelgirl
No, "late 16th century: from Spanish and...

No, "late 16th century: from Spanish and Portuguese, diminutive of mosca, from Latin musca ‘fly."

but I like Fing Fangs answer!
Forum: India For Beginners Jul 21st, 2014, 21:07
Replies: 1,389
Views: 217,125
Posted By camelgirl
I just had to organize a very complicated flight...

I just had to organize a very complicated flight from Charlotte NC to LAX (stay 3 days) to Beijing China then 20 days later from Singapore to Charlotte (I live in Western NC) and none of the websites...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Sep 23rd, 2012, 05:49
Replies: 22
Views: 5,319
Posted By camelgirl
Thanks Fugly, I've bookmarked the Tigersincorbett...

Thanks Fugly, I've bookmarked the Tigersincorbett page. I actually never heard of it before today!

Happy to hear they've put some tigers in Sariska. I haven't kept up on what's going on there...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Sep 23rd, 2012, 05:32
Replies: 22
Views: 5,319
Posted By camelgirl
Yes, it was lovely & quiet with clean air but the...

Yes, it was lovely & quiet with clean air but the guide didn't have much to say. I'm hoping to one day see the parks mentioned by others & not just for the tigers, for the whole atmosphere.
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Sep 23rd, 2012, 04:36
Replies: 22
Views: 5,319
Posted By camelgirl
It doesn't seem to me that Fugly is shilling for...

It doesn't seem to me that Fugly is shilling for this company, but then again, how would I know? I do know that when we find a company or hotel we like, we recommend it over & over. I do. We had a...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Sep 22nd, 2012, 20:08
Replies: 22
Views: 5,319
Posted By camelgirl
I think 200-300 rs. a day for a driver is fine...

I think 200-300 rs. a day for a driver is fine but sometimes you want to give more when you get to know them a bit. I think 500 rs for a day out would be high & also much appreciated by the guide...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Sep 22nd, 2012, 00:10
Replies: 22
Views: 5,319
Posted By camelgirl
Talking A lot has to do with just how good the person is....

A lot has to do with just how good the person is. A naturalist would be a more specialized kind of guide but still a guide. India has all kinds of "guides", some who glom onto any tourist they can...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 9th, 2012, 01:28
Replies: 32
Views: 2,906
Posted By camelgirl
Smile Just an aside

I'd be wary of putting "trip of a lifetime" label on any trip, if you really mean it. It puts too much pressure on things going well and though most trips do go well, there are often unexpected...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 3rd, 2012, 21:03
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By camelgirl
PossibleIndia2011

@narendra.d is right, doing separate car & driver isn't the usual way to do that type of itinerary in India. You hire them for the whole trip. The driver looks after himself & finds his own place to...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 2nd, 2012, 22:40
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By camelgirl
Looks good!

Seems like a very reasonable itinerary.

Be sure to get to Ranakpur for the awesome 600 yr. ol Jain temple out in the countryside of Udaipur. You can hire a taxi for a 1/2 day or less trip. We...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Aug 31st, 2012, 23:26
Replies: 1,187
Views: 405,079
Posted By camelgirl
Lightbulb @borntowonder

I hope you don't let your anxieties about gastro problems stop you from visiting India, if it's somewhere you've wanted to go.

My husband and I are seniors & we've had to change many things about...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Aug 28th, 2012, 22:00
Replies: 32
Views: 2,906
Posted By camelgirl
Wink Sounds better! You could add Jaisalmer. Jodhpur...

Sounds better! You could add Jaisalmer. Jodhpur is the 1/2 way point between Jaipur & Jaisalmer.

We hired a car & driver (not expensive) for a week. The route was a circle from Jaipur:
...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Aug 28th, 2012, 05:35
Replies: 32
Views: 2,906
Posted By camelgirl
Question We need to know how you like to travel....

We need to know how you like to travel. Constantly on the move, collecting many stops or slower with time to actually see a few things & get into the atmosphere of the area. What time of the year...
Forum: Tamil Nadu Aug 23rd, 2012, 04:31
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By camelgirl
Red face There is no similarity between them. ...

There is no similarity between them. Mamallapuram does have nice beaches but that's not really the draw. It's got amazing stone sculptures. It does have plenty of places to stay and eat from budget...
Forum: Crossing the Border Aug 13th, 2012, 23:15
Replies: 2
Views: 1,437
Posted By camelgirl
Question OK, now I want to know what the heck you're...

OK, now I want to know what the heck you're talking about? There is no such word in the english language so maybe you can be more clear.:confused:

do you mean rafting?
Forum: Crossing the Border Aug 10th, 2012, 04:00
Replies: 8
Views: 9,026
Posted By camelgirl
You can take a train (actually 3 trains) from...

You can take a train (actually 3 trains) from Bangkok to Singapore. http://seat61.com/Malaysia.htm#Singapore_-_Kuala_Lumpur_-_Penang_-_Bangkok 2 overnight trains.

We attempted to do this in 2011...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jul 31st, 2012, 19:34
Replies: 1,187
Views: 405,079
Posted By camelgirl
Talking Yeah, I wondered about that, however since your...

Yeah, I wondered about that, however since your location is "in your memories" I figured he might live there also ;)
Forum: Goa Jul 31st, 2012, 03:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,926
Posted By camelgirl
Klompen is the expert & will know for sure but...

Klompen is the expert & will know for sure but I've never noticed beer for sale at small "pop in" local places. Beer is geared to tourist places & sit down dinner places, however, in Goa maybe not!!...
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