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Offline msj

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Re: The Travel Thread
« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2017, 09:02:48 pm »
The wife has booked our December vacation and the winner is...

India!

Things I have learned so far:

1) Air Canada has a direct flight from YVR to Delhi which is only 14 hours. Awesome.

2) We're going to two national parks so the chances of seeing a tiger and leopard are pretty good.

3) The Taj Mahal is being renovated and is surrounded by more garbage than I can find in the bush in redneckville next to where I live.

4) Wife wants to go to a Kama Sutra temple!  My wife is also a yoga instructor so ooh la la! Chakra checking time....

5) We will probably be eating too much vegetarian but that's ok because India has the best vegetarian food.

6) We will probably be dry at various times - I am concerned that the accumulated hangover may kill us...

7) We are going for 30 days which is a long long time to use squat toilets.

8 )In the south we visit: Kochi, Kalpetta, Mudumalai, Mysore, Mamallapuram, Puducherry, Madurai, Alleppey.

9) In the north we visit: Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Rawla Jojawar, Udaipur.

Should be a grand adventure.







« Last Edit: August 06, 2017, 09:35:10 pm by msj »
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Re: The Travel Thread
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2017, 09:15:13 pm »
One day I got into a very extended conversation with a Microsoft call-centre technician stationed in India.  He said if I ever visit, he highly recommends this:

http://www.the-maharajas.com/

I checked it out while we were on the phone and he was so excited about it, I told him I definitely would check it out I ever make it to India (I would love the vegetarian foods, personally).   

So, msj, keep it in mind and if you end up on it, please come back and let me know so I can live vicariously through you.

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Re: The Travel Thread
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2017, 09:37:28 pm »
That looks awesome.

On two tours so will not have time to do that.

But will get a day time train ride while in the South.

Not as luxurious as that and, I'm hoping, will be closer to third class as that's the type of travel I prefer. I like getting close to the people, stink and all.
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Re: The Travel Thread
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2017, 12:20:10 am »
I'm jealous.  I bought a Sea-Doo, so I have to cut down a bit until I finish paying for it.

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Re: The Travel Thread
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2017, 08:27:14 am »
I just travelled to the Ontario BurningMan event and am off tomorrow to camp in VT and stay at the seaside in Maine too.  :)