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Forum: International India Flights Aug 20th, 2016, 20:34
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By Peterjones
Can I get into airport without boarding pass?

Last time I tried to enter Kolkata int'l airport I believe I had to show not only my passport, but also my boarding pass.

Well, that is impossible as due to technical problems I cannot get into my...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Aug 15th, 2016, 13:29
Replies: 11
Views: 2,417
Posted By Peterjones
Golgar, I didn't buy it, mostly due to packing...

Golgar, I didn't buy it, mostly due to packing and security reasons. Maybe it was 2, but I thought the pricetag read 20 thousand.
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Aug 14th, 2016, 22:14
Replies: 11
Views: 2,417
Posted By Peterjones
Take half of what you think you will need and...

... bring an empty piece of luggage from Bangkok or Saigon (cheaper and better made than India, one of the few excrptions) for when you leave.

Why?

A. I don't *need*, and I will just end up...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Aug 14th, 2016, 17:46
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By Peterjones
Sri Aurobindo Jayanti today

Yes, his birthday.

If you are interested there is a silent remembrence or meditation at 19:30 tonight at Aurobindo Bhavan on Shakespeare Sarani. If you are into relics (I am not), be advised that...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Aug 11th, 2016, 23:10
Replies: 1,304
Views: 106,261
Posted By Peterjones
Amul masti (spiced buttermilk) ten rupees for a...

Amul masti (spiced buttermilk) ten rupees for a little tetra pack. I was disappointed to see that nowhere (again, with the exception of one M.G. road vendor and one supermarket in Gangtok had it. It...
Forum: Meghalaya Aug 11th, 2016, 23:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By Peterjones
Shillong did not impress me. Worse traffic jams...

Shillong did not impress me. Worse traffic jams than Guwahati I am told. It was often faster than waiting than taking the bus. Busy but without the advantages of Kolkata. I sat down in children's...
Forum: Meghalaya Aug 11th, 2016, 22:18
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By Peterjones
They are in the same vicinity

I thoroughly enjoyed 'Chera' or Sohra. What was different weather-wise than Gangtok was that during my 11 days in Sikkim there were two and a half sunny/overcast days w/o rain (or at least without...
Forum: Meghalaya Aug 9th, 2016, 07:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By Peterjones
Thank you for your insight. I didn't look up the...

Thank you for your insight. I didn't look up the forecast -until now..

22-23 celsius over next few days, rainy/stormy every day. Lovely!

Truth is I just presumed: higher altitude and cloud...
Forum: Meghalaya Aug 8th, 2016, 23:36
Replies: 10
Views: 3,143
Posted By Peterjones
Thank you. I am in Guwahati. I spent several...

Thank you.

I am in Guwahati. I spent several hours walking around the train station with hoteliers refusing my business at at least a dozen basic hotels, because thet don't have government...
Forum: Meghalaya Aug 8th, 2016, 23:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By Peterjones
Stupidest man visits wettest place tomorrow. Guesthouse prices?

I love being in the wet and cold, so off I am to Shillong in nine hours in order to do a quick trip to Cherrapunjee.

Can anyone inform me whether -1200 is a reasonable nightly accommodation budget...
Forum: Manipur Aug 8th, 2016, 12:34
Replies: 5
Views: 3,323
Posted By Peterjones
If life gives you lemons...

... make lemonade.



Hmm, how to profit from this situation? Too bad I didn't bring dried fruit and nuts to sell. I did similar in Havana - it was great fun (though in my case, being a lousy...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Aug 8th, 2016, 12:22
Replies: 16
Views: 2,078
Posted By Peterjones
Govindpuri wrote... "Cambodian airport sims...

Govindpuri wrote...

"Cambodian airport sims are expensive."

I beg to differ. I bank in Cambodia (best deal on intreest in term deposist in ASEAN, if you don't demand deposit insurance). When I...
Forum: Manipur Aug 8th, 2016, 11:30
Replies: 5
Views: 3,323
Posted By Peterjones
Crime News -> Stranded in Imphal

http://www.nagalandpost.com/ChannelNews/Regional/RegionalNews.aspx?news=TkVXUzEwMDEwMDExMg%3D%3D

I learmed this 'terrorism' news 20 minutes ago, when getting a bus trip quote from a local travel...
Forum: Manipur Aug 7th, 2016, 22:02
Replies: 0
Views: 1,248
Posted By Peterjones
Crossed today from Nagaland into Mao (Manipur)

Driver ('known to police', but in a good way) passed through without stopping.

After failing to hitch a road further down road I returned to police post which was a hub of international intrigue...
Forum: Nagaland Aug 7th, 2016, 21:49
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By Peterjones
Second post deleted. Sorry

Second post deleted. Sorry
Forum: Nagaland Aug 7th, 2016, 21:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By Peterjones
g Not much to say... - cheap - 2 or 3...

g

Not much to say...

- cheap
- 2 or 3 floors of displays
- well-lit (especially if you turn all the lights on ;-), but not really necesssry as clever design using natural light
- pleasant...
Forum: Nagaland Aug 7th, 2016, 21:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By Peterjones
Always good to hear from you! Last month I...

Always good to hear from you!

Last month I was travelling with my Tamil Hindu buddy in Malaysia (to get some of that new fangled multi-grain attar - imported ftom India, from DEVIBALA supermarket...
Forum: Nagaland Aug 7th, 2016, 14:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By Peterjones
The one and only Nagaland Museum, where it has...

The one and only Nagaland Museum, where it has always been in Kohima. Ask any local. Entry fee 5 INR
Forum: Nagaland Aug 7th, 2016, 14:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By Peterjones
Is Israel this bad (good)?

Baptists take the fourth commandment seriously. Never mind that it's Lord's Day and not *the* sabbath. Whatever, it's going to be a problem getting out of town by public transport.

'Sir, it's...
Forum: Nagaland Aug 7th, 2016, 12:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By Peterjones
Sunday in Kohima

'Achar (pickle) is not chutney': this I wanted to tell the server at my Naga people operated restaurant at my budget hotel (500 room with fan, window, comfy sgle mattress, shared WC). I thought...
Forum: Nagaland Aug 7th, 2016, 09:29
Replies: 38
Views: 5,512
Posted By Peterjones
Nick-H, you wrote...

"I have a thing about christianity: it is not something that many people agree with me about, but it's my thing. "

I did too for many, many years. Your perspective, and I am not belittling it, is...
Forum: Nagaland Aug 6th, 2016, 21:33
Replies: 38
Views: 5,512
Posted By Peterjones
I disagree with you Nick

"Sounds awful! Is christianity really that much in-you-face up there? Looks like I'm going to have to send my wife and stay at home."

I am not one to tell you how to think (even less recomnend...
Forum: Nagaland Aug 6th, 2016, 21:05
Replies: 38
Views: 5,512
Posted By Peterjones
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Forum: Nagaland Aug 6th, 2016, 20:57
Replies: 38
Views: 5,512
Posted By Peterjones
Triplicate post deleted. What is going on...

Triplicate post deleted.

What is going on here?
Forum: Nagaland Aug 6th, 2016, 20:55
Replies: 38
Views: 5,512
Posted By Peterjones
50-80 in Gangtok (it depended whether I ordered...

50-80 in Gangtok (it depended whether I ordered anything from their menu as well, you know - tea, rice...

100 here. I actually tipped her 20 because I am grateful they do it at all. All the menu...
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