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Forum: India For Beginners Feb 14th, 2010, 15:16
Replies: 840
Views: 221,289
Posted By picklepak
poopy diapers on the train

You know you're missing India when you start wondering how on earth you're going to change your little baby girl's diapers on the train in 3rd class Unreserved, the gentle rocking of the train making...
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Apr 27th, 2006, 06:28
Replies: 97
Views: 29,464
Posted By picklepak
Auroville in Tamil Nadu is the weirdest place...

Auroville in Tamil Nadu is the weirdest place I've been in India. I remember a shallow grave in my beach guesthouse, lots of strange people, strange Auroville meditation rituals, locals (former...
Forum: Goa Dec 2nd, 2005, 09:38
Replies: 2
Views: 1,854
Posted By picklepak
Agreed re: mistreated animals! The one I rode in...

Agreed re: mistreated animals! The one I rode in Jaipur was happy and colorful (chalked up for Diwali), and the owners seemed friendly and nice. Got a great Polaroid photo there on my first trip.
...
Forum: Goa Dec 1st, 2005, 17:49
Replies: 3
Views: 3,710
Posted By picklepak
You could definitely do a day-trip from Palolem...

You could definitely do a day-trip from Palolem to Calangute/Baga/Anjuna/Vagator beaches if you are rushed for time. Arambol would be pushing it. You will need to get up very early, however, and even...
Forum: Goa Dec 1st, 2005, 16:36
Replies: 2
Views: 1,854
Posted By picklepak
Goa in March 2006

Hello my friends!

I would like to know how busy Goa will be in March 2006. I have only 3-weeks of vacation and I was planning a trip in January, but looks like I might have to postpone it until...
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Jun 5th, 2005, 01:55
Replies: 4
Views: 5,344
Posted By picklepak
Driving in India

There are undoubtedly many anecdotes on this website about driving in India, but this one was sent to me today:

http://blizzard.cs.uwaterloo.ca/keshav/home/Personal/humour/indian.roads

I enjoy...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies May 27th, 2005, 11:31
Replies: 4
Views: 2,032
Posted By picklepak
Well, I received no response from Bina Music...

Well, I received no response from Bina Music about my flute request... Ali Akbar College in California looks like a good option but I haven't contact them yet. And so, I'd like to offer $60 USD to a...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies May 10th, 2005, 10:36
Replies: 4
Views: 2,032
Posted By picklepak
thanks

Hi Akshay,

Thanks for those links. I'm not sure why I couldn't find them on Google. Bharat Music doesn't seem to sell flutes but Bina seems to have a good selection and they have a great website...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies May 10th, 2005, 08:33
Replies: 4
Views: 2,032
Posted By picklepak
Cool cash for flute $

Hello,

I am interested in buying a bamboo flute in E minor. It does not have to be an expensive one, but one from a music store in Kolkatta, Mumbai or Delhi s.v.p. with Indian 6-hole layout...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Oct 30th, 2004, 23:34
Replies: 48
Views: 40,420
Posted By picklepak
phat Kelly

I lost about 20 pounds, which is quite a lot for me. When I weighed in at Delhi after nearly six months in India, I was shocked to find myself at the skinniest point of my adult life. The sorry joke...
Forum: Kerala Oct 11th, 2004, 02:04
Replies: 3
Views: 1,550
Posted By picklepak
tourist office

There is a good tourist office on the main street in Munnar... he can give you advice on different hotel options, but most people seem to stay in cottages outside of town. They can be quite...
Forum: Electronics in India Aug 19th, 2004, 13:05
Replies: 64
Views: 15,761
Posted By picklepak
I found some really cool computer cases by an...

I found some really cool computer cases by an American company, Booq (www.booqbags.com) that seem to cater to the Mac. They have "systems" ie., a padded sleeve for your laptop / a padded backpack for...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 15th, 2004, 03:59
Replies: 11
Views: 3,820
Posted By picklepak
I believe it took one or two days, but mind their...

I believe it took one or two days, but mind their operating hours as you can only pickup your passport in the mornings. I just got a standard 6-mth tourist visa, not sure if other options are...
Forum: Delhi Aug 14th, 2004, 13:00
Replies: 285
Views: 203,794
Posted By picklepak
That one's my favorite. The best part is that you...

That one's my favorite. The best part is that you always do end up getting wherever you are going. Even if it takes several stops, two phone calls and more than an hour. And maybe even an extra cycle...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 14th, 2004, 12:51
Replies: 11
Views: 3,820
Posted By picklepak
try Laos next door

I can highly recommend the Indian Embassy in Laos, just next door. The Ambassador in Vientiane is a friendly, happy man and he seems to like having visitors. Much like the rest of Laos. From North to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Aug 13th, 2004, 11:26
Replies: 4
Views: 2,046
Posted By picklepak
I ordered the book online right after I posted...

I ordered the book online right after I posted the above message, and it arrived in the mail today, postmarked from Delhi. Yay! Now I can't wait to read it...

I wanted to bump up this thread so...
Forum: Electronics in India Aug 6th, 2004, 22:53
Replies: 64
Views: 15,761
Posted By picklepak
Yeah, the more I think about it the slower 4kbps...

Yeah, the more I think about it the slower 4kbps sounds. Most dialup modems are 56kbps, but effectively operate around 40kbps. So, in ideal conditions it's basically the same as sharing a puny modem...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Jul 26th, 2004, 08:35
Replies: 81
Views: 11,895
Posted By picklepak
I think the key to eating pizza in India is to...

I think the key to eating pizza in India is to order SPICY pizza without any meat. Indians don't understand bland food and they tend to make terrible pizzas -- but they know spicy! So in fairness to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Jul 26th, 2004, 03:16
Replies: 4
Views: 2,046
Posted By picklepak
Will, what a great bio of yourself! You sound...

Will, what a great bio of yourself! You sound really interesting and well-traveled, and it makes me want to read your book.

I would be pleased to purchase your book. I hope others consider doing...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 26th, 2004, 03:07
Replies: 51
Views: 8,097
Posted By picklepak
Jeez now I'm feeling bad for making jokes about...

Jeez now I'm feeling bad for making jokes about this pickup thread. I too often forget about the extra difficulties that women face, particularly when traveling alone. Some excellent posts and good...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Jul 26th, 2004, 03:04
Replies: 58
Views: 11,543
Posted By picklepak
Yeah you can definitely find soft contact lens...

Yeah you can definitely find soft contact lens solution in any major city, and even in smaller towns too. Just look for a "chemist" shop and they're likely to have it.
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Jul 24th, 2004, 04:40
Replies: 27
Views: 6,872
Posted By picklepak
I have been drugged in India. I can't...

I have been drugged in India.

I can't believe I liked it so much.
:)

Okay, serious now. It does happen. Drugging someone without their knowledge is extremely unethical, dangerous, and...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 24th, 2004, 04:30
Replies: 51
Views: 8,097
Posted By picklepak
Ya let's get back to hearing about how shy...

Ya let's get back to hearing about how shy buddhist monks from Tibet can pick up foreign women. Surely horndog men everywhere, including myself, can learn from their smooth moves. Do they wear...
Forum: Forum Help Jul 23rd, 2004, 10:59
Replies: 34
Views: 3,682
Posted By picklepak
PayPal is the easiest and fastest, but some...

PayPal is the easiest and fastest, but some people prefer to send him a cheque! Cheers,
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 23rd, 2004, 08:48
Replies: 51
Views: 8,097
Posted By picklepak
Aww why don't I look like a buddhist monk from...

Aww why don't I look like a buddhist monk from Tibet?!!
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