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Forum: Chai and Chat Nov 1st, 2004, 23:55
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By Gurnomi
Don't miss Kolkata - I couldn't do it justice, it...

Don't miss Kolkata - I couldn't do it justice, it simply must be seen.
Forum: Indian Railways Oct 27th, 2004, 01:56
Replies: 14
Views: 3,536
Posted By Gurnomi
This used to happen to me all the time while I...

This used to happen to me all the time while I was in India on my own. It seems to be a fairly common ploy to extract baksheesh from women passengers (usually tourists, or as far as I can tell). ...
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 22nd, 2004, 00:30
Replies: 10
Views: 9,895
Posted By Gurnomi
Train Berths

Make sure that you are placed in an all-women's berth on any overnight train journey you're taking in an enclosed berth (I think this only applies to 1st class non-AC and higher??). If you find...
Forum: Rajasthan Oct 21st, 2004, 22:07
Replies: 13
Views: 3,522
Posted By Gurnomi
Dhanyavaad :) I will look up Shahi Palace while...

Dhanyavaad :) I will look up Shahi Palace while I'm in Jaisalmer... :)
Forum: Rajasthan Oct 21st, 2004, 20:54
Replies: 13
Views: 3,522
Posted By Gurnomi
Karma Queen, We're thinking of doing the...

Karma Queen,

We're thinking of doing the same when we're there in December... It sounds like you were really happy with your experience - which trekking outfit did you go with? Also, what can I...
Forum: Volunteering and Charitable Causes in India Oct 19th, 2004, 21:46
Replies: 80
Views: 18,824
Posted By Gurnomi
Sisters of Charity

Has anyone had experience volunteering with the Sisters of Charity missions in Kolkata? I am headed to Kolkata in November, and will be staying there for about two weeks before moving on. I had...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Oct 19th, 2004, 02:57
Replies: 3
Views: 1,792
Posted By Gurnomi
Thanks!

Thanks for the advice, vistet! I've been to India before, but never backpacking...I will take your advice and just bring a good pair of sandals (and a woolly pair of socks). Thanks for the...
Forum: Other Areas Oct 14th, 2004, 01:59
Replies: 5
Views: 3,122
Posted By Gurnomi
Don't Miss Bihar!

I was based in Bihar (the part of the state that is now Jharkhand) for over a year in 1997-98 and loved it. To be honest, I (personally) didn't find it much different than the rest of India (in...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Oct 13th, 2004, 02:09
Replies: 33
Views: 7,380
Posted By Gurnomi
$$$$$$$$$$$

:eek:

I'm in the middle of getting my vaccinations too, and I'm in sticker shock. Although I don't have to get any Hep shots (have already had them), I've been persuaded (suckered?!!) into...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Oct 9th, 2004, 03:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,792
Posted By Gurnomi
Weather Dilemma

Hello everybody ... this is my first post [Blush]

I'm headed to Northern India for 2 months of backpacking in November and December. We'll be travelling to Kolkata, Darjeeling, through Bihar and...
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