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Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Apr 21st, 2018, 11:10
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I agree, but it is not like this in all places in...

I agree, but it is not like this in all places in India.
Forum: India For Beginners Apr 21st, 2018, 11:08
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I think there is such a rape crisis in India a...

I think there is such a rape crisis in India a woman must be very careful.
Forum: India For Beginners Nov 5th, 2017, 05:09
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
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I think if you travel all over the world you are...

I think if you travel all over the world you are probably not isolated. I know I wasn't. I think I may have seen things you didn't. This way we can share all we have seen without looking the other...
Forum: India For Beginners Jul 28th, 2017, 10:03
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I think it is important to dress modestly...

I think it is important to dress modestly wherever you are, but as a foreigner you will still be seen. I looked at the average number of girls and guys out at one time with an inexact science, but...
Forum: India For Beginners Jul 28th, 2017, 10:01
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
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Around the world

It is so easy to communicate anywhere in the world, and it is true you are rarely alone. But rarely does not mean never.
Forum: India For Beginners Jun 13th, 2017, 20:52
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
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After travelling for many years with others, and...

After travelling for many years with others, and then travelling alone, I like the latter. You have a lot more freedom for the precious days, and are still able to share.


A lady working at a...
Forum: India For Beginners Jun 11th, 2017, 07:23
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
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I like to follow the advice of locals and then I...

I like to follow the advice of locals and then I test the advice. If I were insulated I would not have the experiences all over the world that I did for nearly thirty years, but I always return...
Forum: India For Beginners Jun 11th, 2017, 07:22
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
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People all over are just trying to survive any...

People all over are just trying to survive any way they know how. This includes any game to make a profit, and this often has no moral component.
Forum: India For Beginners Apr 29th, 2017, 08:57
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Foreign women will get a lot of attention, but I...

Foreign women will get a lot of attention, but I think the rule to minimize it is simple. Dress modestly, then still expect attention. There is Western wear all over. Maybe some females can pull...
Forum: India For Beginners Apr 28th, 2017, 07:07
Replies: 1,853
Views: 324,564
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I am very tall, blonde and light eyed. On the...

I am very tall, blonde and light eyed. On the train the Indian women were about up to my ear in height.
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Apr 22nd, 2017, 07:01
Replies: 118
Views: 109,270
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I would not suggest the purchase of any major...

I would not suggest the purchase of any major stones or jewelry. You can find some nice sterling workmanship with "disputed" gems. The silver is cheap, and I noticed that it was recognized in Nepal....
Forum: India For Beginners Apr 22nd, 2017, 06:56
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
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I think that my cultural insiders in India have...

I think that my cultural insiders in India have confirmed what I have seen in my three trips this year. This is also based upon my 30 years of travel. Because someone else has not seen or...
Forum: India For Beginners Apr 15th, 2017, 06:14
Replies: 251
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I think I really do listen but I really cannot...

I think I really do listen but I really cannot agree.
Forum: Jaipur Apr 4th, 2017, 10:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By whatsout there
Women

I think gender issues are major. The 54% literacy rate for girls, as well as selective abortion, infanticide, and rape are not small matters.
Forum: India For Beginners Apr 4th, 2017, 09:48
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
Posted By whatsout there
So in this thread shall we discuss all that we...

So in this thread shall we discuss all that we saw, the positives and negatives and the experiences of traveling solo? Can we also talk about current events and recent observations. Just wondering...
Forum: India For Beginners Apr 4th, 2017, 07:08
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
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It seems if you have seen a lot in India that may...

It seems if you have seen a lot in India that may not be positive it has to be shouted down, but not discussed.

I believe travel should be done in an honest fashion and all observations can be...
Forum: India For Beginners Mar 30th, 2017, 07:29
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
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I am a very perceptive traveler. There is not a...

I am a very perceptive traveler. There is not a whole lot I miss and since I carry gifts for children, I am always looking for kids.
Forum: India For Beginners Mar 26th, 2017, 23:12
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
Posted By whatsout there
I have seen misery all over the world but I never...

I have seen misery all over the world but I never saw it so obvious and open. You don't have to go to a particular location like a prison, to see such things. I also never saw lepers all over.
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Forum: India For Beginners Mar 24th, 2017, 06:35
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
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Many Americans are very self-loathing, but many...

Many Americans are very self-loathing, but many of us are examples tremendous upward social mobility including me.

I can never appreciate enough what The US has allowed me to accomplish as a...
Forum: India For Beginners Mar 23rd, 2017, 06:46
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
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Thoughtful post. I think it is very difficult for...

Thoughtful post. I think it is very difficult for a Westerner to really grasp what it means to have so much division based on things such as caste, gender, religious values, finances, and so forth.
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Forum: India For Beginners Mar 23rd, 2017, 06:35
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
Posted By whatsout there
When I saw young boys getting pimped I found it...

When I saw young boys getting pimped I found it quite disturbing. I will never forget the face of one 11 year old child.

I also found the child cripples begging very upsetting. Politeness is a...
Forum: India For Beginners Mar 22nd, 2017, 07:35
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
Posted By whatsout there
I definitely agree with a lot of what he said. I...

I definitely agree with a lot of what he said. I think often foreigners are starry eyed vacationers who can only see what is beautiful and lovely. We are very often on cultural honeymoons.

After...
Forum: India For Beginners Mar 22nd, 2017, 07:23
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
Posted By whatsout there
I like to get advice from Indians because I feel...

I like to get advice from Indians because I feel they look at their country through a more realistic lens than starry eyed vacationers. A lot of travelers, me included, can really see the best but...
Forum: India For Beginners Mar 20th, 2017, 08:48
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
Posted By whatsout there
Someone sent me this as well about abandoned baby...

Someone sent me this as well about abandoned baby girls. I think when we travel we can do the Mary Poppins, its all rainbows when I'm on vacation version, the cultural honeymoon version , or the I'm...
Forum: India For Beginners Mar 20th, 2017, 07:19
Replies: 251
Views: 71,242
Posted By whatsout there
A friend sent me this article and I was upset...

A friend sent me this article and I was upset that I saw these women in this town and did not know their circumstances.
...
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