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Forum: Indian Railways Jul 9th, 2018, 02:07
Replies: 787
Views: 268,556
Posted By Wildhorse
Anyone? Has anyone actually bought a new SIM...

Anyone?

Has anyone actually bought a new SIM card just to get a new mobile number for the IRCTC registration? Do they actually expect people to get a new mobile no. just for IRCTC?? (those who...
Forum: Indian Railways Jul 6th, 2018, 15:39
Replies: 787
Views: 268,556
Posted By Wildhorse
Hi homerus, I'm about to open a new account...

Hi homerus,

I'm about to open a new account with IRCTC since I messed up my old account months ago and can't access it any more. Will start by opening some new mail account, but I certainly don't...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 25th, 2018, 03:39
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Wildhorse
Why would that be a problem? Is there a law in...

Why would that be a problem? Is there a law in India that says you are not allowed to keep foreign currency?


BTW: I also had four Amex TCs left which I'd bought MANY years ago but never used. My...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Apr 25th, 2018, 03:21
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Wildhorse
Thank you. Thanks. That's easier to...

Thank you.




Thanks. That's easier to remember. I've been to Shimla several times but didn't immediately know where Samrat Hotel is.
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Apr 25th, 2018, 03:17
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By Wildhorse
Thanks for all your replies. Yes,...

Thanks for all your replies.




Yes, been there, done it. Quite a few times, actually. But this time I have to take a taxi.
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Apr 24th, 2018, 03:03
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Wildhorse
Shimla Airtel shop/kiosk

Can anyone recommend an Airtel shop or Kiosk in Shimla (perhaps on the Mall?) where I can get a SIM Card? I suppose there's more than just one place, but not all may be the same.


Previously I...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Apr 24th, 2018, 02:59
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By Wildhorse
Kalka prepaid taxi

Hi guys,

It's been a while since I last went from Kalka to Shimla, and I don't remember if there was a prepaid taxi stand at Kalka railway station.

Is there a prepaid taxi stand at Kalka...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Mar 21st, 2018, 04:48
Replies: 30
Views: 1,914
Posted By Wildhorse
American in Afghanistan? Journalist on assigment?...

American in Afghanistan? Journalist on assigment? As others have said before: Watch your step!
Forum: Introduce Yourself Mar 21st, 2018, 04:40
Replies: 45
Views: 2,128
Posted By Wildhorse
It's give and take. A lot of people mistake this...

It's give and take. A lot of people mistake this forum for a free-of-cost travel agency or the like.

And thanks for not thanking me for replying about mosquito nets. Not appreciated.



Hmmm....
Forum: Indian Railways Mar 21st, 2018, 04:30
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By Wildhorse
Just wondering - Are there ANY showers on any...

Just wondering - Are there ANY showers on any regular Indian train? (Regular as opposed to any luxury special tourist trains.)
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 19th, 2018, 04:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By Wildhorse
Interesting. I had booked a hotel in India last...

Interesting. I had booked a hotel in India last October, stayed there as planned, but then received an e-mail from the booking site, asking me whether I had actually stayed there. I'm not sure now,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Mar 17th, 2018, 05:29
Replies: 45
Views: 2,128
Posted By Wildhorse
Get a box-shaped net. Attach long strings or...

Get a box-shaped net. Attach long strings or anything similar to the four rings. Fix the other end of the strings to four points in your room, e.g. the door hinge, window frame, light fixture or...
Forum: Indian Railways Feb 26th, 2018, 04:45
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Wildhorse
No, I don't want to go to Dhaka. I wanted a...

No, I don't want to go to Dhaka. I wanted a 'normal' ticket for a route in Northern India on which I have travelled several times before.


It is unfortunately not so unusual in India that...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Feb 26th, 2018, 04:33
Replies: 20
Views: 1,540
Posted By Wildhorse
A tour guide (non-Indian, leads foreign tour...

A tour guide (non-Indian, leads foreign tour groups in India) told me some time ago that the backwaters are rather crowded these days. Not as idyllic as they used to be.

As for Amritsar, I found...
Forum: Rajasthan Feb 24th, 2018, 06:15
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By Wildhorse
Late update: I wasn't able to book the SRP Inn,...

Late update:
I wasn't able to book the SRP Inn, so did book Shikhar. Everything else was forbiddingly expensive just after Diwali. After reading the mostly bad reviews on the internet, my...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Feb 24th, 2018, 05:58
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Wildhorse
Thanks, Nick. Good to see that some of the old...

Thanks, Nick. Good to see that some of the old faces (no offence meant) are still around.

@ hfot2: ... no offense...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Feb 24th, 2018, 05:56
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Wildhorse
Thank you. This is probably the...

Thank you.



This is probably the explanation! Thank you so much. (Note to self: Have the drink AFTER visiting Indiamike.) Seriously, for a moment I thought someone had hacked my account... or...
Forum: Indian Railways Feb 24th, 2018, 03:29
Replies: 787
Views: 268,556
Posted By Wildhorse
Thanks Ed, will try that. Although I do remember...

Thanks Ed, will try that. Although I do remember that a few years ago the Seat61 instructions were not quite up to date. I suppose they are now.
Forum: Indian Railways Feb 24th, 2018, 03:20
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Wildhorse
New rules - show passport for general quota tickets?

I cannot book tickets online at the moment because my IRCTC account is not working.

So a friend in India tried to buy a ticket for me, general quota, as he had done numerous times before - last...
Forum: Indian Railways Feb 24th, 2018, 03:08
Replies: 787
Views: 268,556
Posted By Wildhorse
I had a Cleartrip account for a few years, it...

I had a Cleartrip account for a few years, it worked fine, but I managed to mess up things a few weeks ago, in connection with my mobile number. Now I cannot book tickets with Cleartrip or IRCTC. I...
Forum: Forum Help Feb 24th, 2018, 03:04
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Wildhorse
Totally confused

Now I'm really confused!! Half an hour ago I used Firefox, and everything looked completely different! Couldn't access my profile!! Now I'm using Edge, and everything looks the same way it did months...
Forum: Forum Help Feb 24th, 2018, 02:45
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Wildhorse
Location? Profile?

I cannot access my profile. Or rather, I can - but I can't change anything.
Why does it say 'A wild rebel' with my user name when it should say 'in search of greener pastures'? And why can't I enter...
Forum: Indian Railways Feb 24th, 2018, 02:41
Replies: 787
Views: 268,556
Posted By Wildhorse
<p>Hi Caramello,&nbsp;</p><p>Not sure if this is...

<p>Hi Caramello,&nbsp;</p><p>Not sure if this is actually a reply to your post. This forum is completely different from what it was when I was here last.</p><p>I had a Cleartrip account for a few...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Feb 24th, 2018, 02:30
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Wildhorse
Not new, but a stranger anyway

Haven't been on the forum for quite some time... lack of time, computer problems... The whole site looks completely different. I may need a compass to find my way around. Well, at least I have...
Forum: Rajasthan Jul 19th, 2017, 03:48
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By Wildhorse
Thanks for the suggestions.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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