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Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Feb 7th, 2019, 03:36
Replies: 1
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Posted By sam78a
wildlife parks in late December

I know I have not been active in a bit; I have strayed away from India, and went to Morocco December '17 and Ethiopia December '18...Ethiopia is GREAT!

Anyways, my girlfriend has a desire to go on...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Nov 7th, 2018, 22:26
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By sam78a
info re: malaria is very helpful, thanks.

info re: malaria is very helpful, thanks.
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Nov 7th, 2018, 21:53
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By sam78a
General thoughts about vaccines

I have not been a regular on IM, as I have not done very recent travel to India. (last trip there was over 3 yrs ago to Leh; took prior trips to the lowlands of India).

I never got any...
Forum: Jammu & Kashmir Sep 4th, 2017, 19:57
Replies: 10
Views: 1,583
Posted By sam78a
seemed OK two years ago

I know it is back in 2015, but I went to Ladakh and took an overnight minibus to Srinagar, spent a few days there and then flew to Delhi to go back home. I had no problems in Srinagar. Actually, I...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Nov 14th, 2016, 08:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By sam78a
NRI, do you live in Ladakh year round? If so,...

NRI, do you live in Ladakh year round? If so, what is it like as a resident to be there in the winter?
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Nov 10th, 2016, 04:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By sam78a
Is it common for GH to have heat? What about...

Is it common for GH to have heat? What about outside of Leh? I am also curious how heat works in the average house in Ladakh Do they have central heat (I don't think they do, or I didn't notice...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Sep 29th, 2016, 20:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By sam78a
Also, I agree that you do not want to be in the...

Also, I agree that you do not want to be in the center of Leh. While it is certainly now crowded like Bangalore, when I was walking around the center of the city, I was glad I stayed in the tourist...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Sep 29th, 2016, 20:03
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By sam78a
I stayed at Oriental. Forgot how much the...

I stayed at Oriental. Forgot how much the lower-end rooms are. Possibly 600 to 800 INR? Good hotel.
Forum: Madhya Pradesh Aug 15th, 2016, 23:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By sam78a
Orchha is very nice. One of my favorite small...

Orchha is very nice. One of my favorite small towns. I stayed at Ganpati, but I heard that the hotel you were at was also nice. For those who are going down to this area, including Khajuraho, make...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 15th, 2016, 23:47
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By sam78a
Also, it might not be a bad idea to take a day...

Also, it might not be a bad idea to take a day off between Nubra and a lake journey; it does take alot out of you. Fortunately, Leh is pleasant enough to putz around for another day when you want...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 15th, 2016, 23:46
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By sam78a
I went to Ladakh last summer (2015). One of the...

I went to Ladakh last summer (2015). One of the hardest things for me to understand was that a 100 km drive might as well have been 500 km; the roads are that bad and the mountains really do slow...
Forum: Crossing the Border Aug 15th, 2016, 10:07
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By sam78a
I will look into this. You might have made my...

I will look into this. You might have made my decision very easy.
Forum: Crossing the Border Aug 15th, 2016, 06:28
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By sam78a
General suggestions on which SE Asia country to visit

Hello. I have been to India four times so far, and loved each trip. My next trip, which might be the beginning of December, I am thinking about SE Asia. My only experience in SEA has been a 12...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Jul 26th, 2016, 01:01
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By sam78a
Shanti won't work on day 1. It is about 400...

Shanti won't work on day 1. It is about 400 steps up, and there is now way you can do that before you are fully acclimitized.

I would spend an extra day in Nubra and also see Turtuk. It is...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar May 3rd, 2016, 21:11
Replies: 23
Views: 3,256
Posted By sam78a
Also, I want to emphaize that travel in the...

Also, I want to emphaize that travel in the mountains is difficult, even for adults. For kids, it will be tough as well. The roads are bad. I didnt appreciate it until I got there. 100 km might...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar May 3rd, 2016, 21:09
Replies: 2
Views: 1,384
Posted By sam78a
I think this is good, but you might want to also...

I think this is good, but you might want to also see some of the smaller towns around Leh, if you like temples.
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar May 3rd, 2016, 21:07
Replies: 23
Views: 3,256
Posted By sam78a
I went to Ladakh (but not with kids) last year. ...

I went to Ladakh (but not with kids) last year. Here are some comments:

1. Depends. Yes, you will be jetlagged. I think it hinges on how many days you have in Ladakh. But, there are tons of...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Apr 13th, 2016, 01:34
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By sam78a
I have never been to Kerela, and only to Tamil...

I have never been to Kerela, and only to Tamil Nadu in December/January. If it was me, I would only see TN since I think Kerala gets slammed pretty hard with rain. I am not sure what condition the...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Apr 12th, 2016, 21:24
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By sam78a
BTW, I never felt unsafe in Ladakh. I also went...

BTW, I never felt unsafe in Ladakh. I also went to Srinagar, and never felt unsafe there, even though most fellow Americans would be scared to death in the Old City.

Also, are you flying from...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Apr 12th, 2016, 21:22
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By sam78a
OK, so you have ten days. Some things to...

OK, so you have ten days. Some things to consider:

1. (And it took me a bit to accept this since I am used to travel by public transport in other countries) There is no real good reliable public...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Apr 12th, 2016, 20:58
Replies: 7
Views: 5,595
Posted By sam78a
I stayed at Oriental and liked it. But, there...

I stayed at Oriental and liked it. But, there are so many good places to visit, there shouldnt be an issue in finding something suitable for you. I forgot which GH I stayed at in Hunter and other...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Jan 27th, 2016, 23:04
Replies: 4
Views: 1,645
Posted By sam78a
I thought the peice was an interesting read.

I thought the peice was an interesting read.
Forum: Jodhpur Jan 12th, 2016, 01:39
Replies: 17
Views: 5,864
Posted By sam78a
Nothing works in India like it does in the West,...

Nothing works in India like it does in the West, so dont worry about it. It could be anything from: a) city has an internet outage; b) friend is too busy; c) friend is in some small town without...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Jan 12th, 2016, 01:35
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By sam78a
Agreed. Hop on the metro as well, and you can...

Agreed. Hop on the metro as well, and you can also visit the Kalighat temple, but I am not sure how far it is from the Maidan ara.
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jan 9th, 2016, 01:30
Replies: 20
Views: 3,141
Posted By sam78a
I have no idea what is appropriate, but this...

I have no idea what is appropriate, but this represents a tremendous amount of money for him.
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