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Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Nov 29th, 2018, 00:43
Replies: 71
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Posted By Paleface
As Europeans have sailed the globe over the past...

As Europeans have sailed the globe over the past many centuries and proselytised, converted and forced whomsoever heathens they came across to their way of thinking, you'd have thought that alighting...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Nov 28th, 2018, 20:18
Replies: 71
Views: 3,288
Posted By Paleface
Well fuck no, you can't blame the locals... I...

Well fuck no, you can't blame the locals... I mean they didn't invite the arrogant twit.

Don't know why but I was momentarily bemused when he turned out to be non-white, just that I thought he...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Nov 28th, 2018, 20:00
Replies: 13
Views: 1,420
Posted By Paleface
Do you wear hats. Perhaps not Berets or Boaters,...

Do you wear hats. Perhaps not Berets or Boaters, but dull and efficient headwear? I do but mostly in winter.

Messing about over several visits in the analogue era at Trailfinders in Earl's Court...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Aug 28th, 2018, 23:31
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By Paleface
Well, yes, banned, basically all gatherings,...

Well, yes, banned, basically all gatherings, trekking, even high altitude mountaineering (because one has to camp along the way) on the meadows and anywhere moreorless, have been banned ... India...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Aug 24th, 2018, 00:37
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Paleface
Well those dates should be perfect. Nandanvan is...

Well those dates should be perfect. Nandanvan is relatively straight forward in terms of it being frequented often and therefore known well. Vasukital I believe is along Chaturangi Glacier, and...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Aug 23rd, 2018, 18:08
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Paleface
When in Sep? Early Sep could still have rains on,...

When in Sep? Early Sep could still have rains on, but you probably know this being from Doon.
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 22nd, 2018, 23:27
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
I used AAC blocks eleven or so years ago in this...

I used AAC blocks eleven or so years ago in this place, they were tongue and groove moulded blocks for all walls, within an integrted concrete framework of columns and beams.... so it does all move...
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 17th, 2018, 22:53
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
I have seen similar, bigger even. Once a whole...

I have seen similar, bigger even. Once a whole slope is saturated then gravity can bring it down, that slope looks like pure seabed, mud and boulders, as opposed to rock beneath... it can be like an...
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 17th, 2018, 21:19
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
To be very honest and straight with you, I don't...

To be very honest and straight with you, I don't feel that you have thought or detail planned this through enough. There are a few variables you must tie down and perhaps a stone mason is not...
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 17th, 2018, 17:12
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
Completely agree and like it. Regarding the...

Completely agree and like it. Regarding the stilts / supports. Steel? Who is surveying then digging the holes for supports, and what sort of foundation 'pier' will they sit on. A two foot square...
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 17th, 2018, 00:23
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
I see... and you don't have a crew lined up as...

I see... and you don't have a crew lined up as yet?
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 16th, 2018, 21:51
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
We shall have to see and let him think about it....

We shall have to see and let him think about it. I mean he may not need to travel, if he feels he has enough work this side. Anyway in monsoon work is pretty much off so folks pick up the pace come...
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Aug 16th, 2018, 16:15
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By Paleface
Hey, hello guv'nor.. Uhh, No, but yeah, I...

Hey, hello guv'nor..

Uhh, No, but yeah, I think that used to be a hassle.What I do now which is a bit convoluted and only coz the Halifax is not linked properly.. I have the ICICI account details...
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Aug 16th, 2018, 15:36
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By Paleface
What's love gotta do with it?

What's love gotta do with it?
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 16th, 2018, 14:18
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
Well advice is usually in one ear and out the...

Well advice is usually in one ear and out the other... so what are you going to do?
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Aug 16th, 2018, 14:02
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By Paleface
Not to be sniffed at dear.... the Hilton chain,...

Not to be sniffed at dear.... the Hilton chain, if one signs up to their Hilton Honors program (that's how they spell it), offers outstanding deals around the main and lesser cities of Asia.

E.g.,...
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Aug 16th, 2018, 13:32
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By Paleface
I generally use ICICI Money2India, the charges...

I generally use ICICI Money2India, the charges are very minimal because they are a strong player in the money that comes into India. Transferwise, which I haven't used, is slightly more expensive...
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 16th, 2018, 12:35
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
Well it seems to me that the practicalities of...

Well it seems to me that the practicalities of any dream becoming reality begins and ends with location.... for that one has to do a fair amount of scouting. My wife and I did just that, driving the...
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 16th, 2018, 12:17
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
Well you'll have to go through me.... and we are...

Well you'll have to go through me.... and we are about 10kms from Uttarkashi.
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 15th, 2018, 14:39
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
The Government is not in charge of fornication......

The Government is not in charge of fornication... there's your problem. Have less babies, less mouths to feed, shelter, water and so on and there may be a future chance of symbiotic relations with...
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 15th, 2018, 14:35
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
Almora area...Water. Uuh I reckon you should...

Almora area...Water. Uuh I reckon you should research that a bit more IMO and see how any place does not necessarily mean water. I'd forget Almora, too big, too busy, too many tourists - scant...
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 15th, 2018, 14:31
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
Bugger cities... I'm a Londoner, in India 25+...

Bugger cities... I'm a Londoner, in India 25+ years... would never, ever return to a city, town or anywhere in the plains... ugh, awful existence, little boxes...

Nobody really wants to work the...
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 15th, 2018, 14:25
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
Like this? It's a split level, at the top of...

Like this?

It's a split level, at the top of wall height will be floor of main room, bedroom is below at far end. Plot had steep incline so thus this design. All materials sourced very locally....
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 15th, 2018, 13:47
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
What has anybody else's decision got to do with...

What has anybody else's decision got to do with your own? I reckon you'd know by now if your heart was in it actually, and if it was then know that the details of what if this, that or the other,...
Forum: Uttarakhand Aug 15th, 2018, 13:39
Replies: 1,723
Views: 192,460
Posted By Paleface
Harsil.... crikey, I'm you would not be able to...

Harsil.... crikey, I'm you would not be able to handle it in Winter, most everyone shifts out of there to stay much further down the valley.
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