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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
Fresh cooked food doesn't often cause problems but you're right to be cautious, India has an impressive rage of bugs. I recall seeing 2 young neurotics scraping black specks off toast (what about the knife, the plate etc) - they'd eaten toast and Lomotil for 3 weeks (not advised). My own strategy was to chomp up 2 cloves of garlic and wash them down with yoghurt. Lyall Watson, writer, had a parasitologist friend supply him with a beef tapeworm (easily dispensed with); he then ate and drank...
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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
I imagine that with all the places you've been and eaten at, you likely have the antimicrobial resistance of penicillin. But those of us who get out less often do need to be careful. Nothing can spoil a vacation quite as much as a case of vomiting or diarrhea. A few minutes of gustatory pleasure don't make up for hours or days of GI distress. I wouldn't recommend the tapeworm therapy, even if it works. Has nasty potential side effects.
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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
Actually K, neither would I, but as the author of 'Supernature' it was kinda in his brief ! His friend advised the beef tapeworm because they're easier to evict than pork ones (!) - he had to eat ~50% extra to placate the sucker (sic) BTW resistances don't really last that long but you're right, I very rarely got, or get ill.
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Re: Jama Masjid, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #256)

Professorabe ·
Delhi has a lot to offer in terms of interesting sites. HOWEVER, the air pollution is appalling, particularly in the winter. We will be in Delhi in March - when things should start to get a little better - but we have cut our stay there to a mere 24 hours. We would have liked to re-visit some places like Humayun's Tomb or the Jama Mosque, but in the end decided that we could not face the atrocious smog again. We will now leave on the earliest convenient train south.
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Re: Signs of Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
The signage all over India presents marvels of interpretation for visitors and locals alike. Somewhere I have a pic of a sign down an alleyway in Tamil and English "URIN STRICKTLY PROHIBITED" �� - to no apparent effect ! Signage in English is largely because it is the only language understood throughout the country ! When the first Congress convened in 1947, speakers of Hindi, Bengali and Tamil etc eventually agreed proceedings to be held in English - the only common language ! Check out any...
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Re: November 30, 2017: Delhi in a Nutshell

Amateuremigrant ·
The Ajmeri gate, if I'm not mistaken - Ajmer in Rajasthan was much more important in the past, but now known mainly as the portal to Pushkar, where the world renowned 'camel fair' is held. Perched on a conical hill there is the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma
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Re: TAP surprise winner in European airline numbers

Professorabe ·
BA have just withdrawn the lunchtime flight from Mumbai to London which we booked several months ago. They put us on one at 2:15 a.m. instead, which would have completely messed up our travel plans (both in India and back here). So, you can subtract 2 from their passenger numbers - we cancelled and re-booked with Jet Airways (who still have a lunchtime flight).
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Re: A Bicycle Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
Few things in life are as comprehensively stimulating as old Delhi. The relative leisure of a cycle rickshaw allows you to take in so much more as on foot you would be constantly on guard against breaking your neck stepping into a manhole or a ripe pile of garbage. Believe me, in India, if it is in the garbage it is of no conceivable use.
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

TravelingCanuck ·
Fantastic pictures. Thanks for this look at a very interesting and amazing park.
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful reveal!
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Re: Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi (Where Gumbo was, #156)

GarryRF ·
Fascinating story DrF. The words of Gandhi are really inspirational. Take a look: http://www.brainyquote.com/quo.../mahatma_gandhi.html
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Re: Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi (Where Gumbo was, #156)

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, Garry. Gandhi was a remarkable man and a remarkable leader.
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Re: Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi (Where Gumbo was, #156)

Pratap Singh ·
Amazing place. I have been to the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad and this one is also worth visiting.
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Re: Take A Tour To These Patriotic Places of India

David Mason ·
nice place to visit
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Re: Take A Tour To These Patriotic Places of India

Professorabe ·
Just to underline your description of Jodhpur's fort as majestic - here is one of the (many) photos I took of it on a trip through Rajasthan last year. Interesting article!
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Re: Tough Trains

PortMoresby ·
I've only been on one of those they list, but as we so often do, I disagree with some of their choices. For instance in India, some of the best rides are the mountain trains to Hill Stations, like the famous toy trains to Shimla and to Darjeeling, both of which I've ridden, the Shimla route twice. I'd also include Delhi to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, rather than to Mumbai. Ah well, in any case, so many trains, so little time.
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

Neil McAleer ·
Dear Karl - A beautiful sequence of images. I especially enjoyed seeing all the space(s) that you moved into and through and gave to your armchair companions through your fine images. Thank you. I plan to share your experience with my friend Ximena, who is planning to travel to India next year with a group of women friends. All my very best to you, Neil
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Neil! Your friend will enjoy India. You just need to be very careful about what you eat and drink. The Lodi Garden is a special spot within Delhi.
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Re: Subyard-Okhla Market, Delhi

Travel Rob ·
That's what travel is all about! I hope some people at the Subyard-Okhla Market get to their market showcased like this!
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Re: Subyard-Okhla Market, Delhi

TravelingCanuck ·
One of my favourite parts of travel is experiencing the customs and lifestyle of where you are, away from the tourist areas. People tend to think of things from the perspective of how things are "back home". That is never the case and it is what makes travelling so wonderful. You get to experience the whole mosaic of humanity, see the differences in how others live and learn that we are all more similar than different. Thanks for a small look at one aspect of daily life in Delhi.
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Now this is how you explore the sites of New Delhi

Pratap Singh ·
Around 7 million travelers from all over the world visit India every year. Most of them land at New Delhi Airport (Indira Gandhi International Airport), and from here they hire cabs or catch a train to starts their holidays in India. Along with this many travelers also give a day or two in Delhi to explore the tourist monuments of the city and observe the life at India's capital. In this post, I've tried to present a typical tour itinerary on how a traveler can enjoy a fantastic week (or max...
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Scary Truth About 5 Haunted Places in Goa

Abhishek Mathur ·
Just like every coin Goa is also having its’ another side which is still intact, mysterious and Haunted. Yes! Haunted, you read it right. Place filled with a plethora of people round the year is hard to believe is filled with haunted places. Here is this post we are going to discuss about the Haunted Places in Goa , knowing about which will going to be a different experience. 1. Three Kings Church Three Kings Church Church is the integral part of Goa’s culture and traditions. Filled with...
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5 Spectacular Heritage Sites in Delhi

Anil Verma ·
To make your stay in Delhi sultanate more enticing, we have brought to you the list of 5 best heritage sites in Delhi visiting which will bring you more close to the Delhi and its rich culture. Scroll down the list below – 1. National Rail Museum in New Delhi National Rail Museum in New Delhi The National Rail Museum in Delhi is all about the taking a journey into the past. The museum is a perfect place for spending some quality time with your loved ones. People on their Delhi day tour...
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Take A Tour To These Patriotic Places of India

Abhishek Mathur ·
The charm, the grandeur and the royalty is how India can be described. Not only in monetary terms but the country is also rich in terms of culture, traditions, heritage sites and everything. It is because of this reason that the country was once called “Golden Bird”. Got fascinated by the beauty and the charm of the country, many rulers has invaded this spectacular country at different period of time. Right start from Aibak to Mughals to British, the country is ruled and built in a unique...
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Signs of Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the signage he encountered when he visited one of the world's largest cities.
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Dubai Tour Package with Atlantis

Nisha S (Guest) ·
Dubai is filled with great attractions for a visitor to explore. Nisha shares some of them with you (sponsored content)
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Viator says 'stuck at home? Hire a guide!'

Paul Heymont ·
TripAdvisor's experience-booking arm is offering free and paid virtual tours to help support the guides who normally give the tours.
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7 Incredible Places to Visit on a Holiday

Sameer N (Guest) ·
Looking for some terrific places for an exotic vacation? Check out some of these suggestions (sponsored content)
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Adventurous places to visit in India

Kerry ·
Life itself is a fun-filled adventure where we come across alternate twists and turns. Travelling is the best activity that helps us to find quick relief from our hectic schedules. India being blessed with an extensive land diversity, planning an adventurous trip here is something you should never miss on. Indian adventurous locations are characterized by high peaks, fascinating rivers, arduous mountain ranges, exotic wildlife. So, if you are ready to ditch in the boredom of your 9 to 5...
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Iron Maiden's Singer Manages African Nation's Airline

Travel Rob ·
Iron Maiden's lead singer and also a  pilot, Bruce Dickinson, re-launched the national airline of the African nation of Djibouti with a cargo flight on Monday. Air Djibouti currently has only one plane but intends to take delivery of 5...
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Delhi NY - A drive through the Catskills

Jonathan L ·
  If you have never been to the Catskill Mountains in New York State you are missing one of the real beautiful areas of the Northeastern United States. The Catskills fill the area between the Hudson River to the east and the Delaware River to the...
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How to assemble a 787 Dreamliner in 4 minutes

Paul Heymont ·
  Well, actually not really, but this time-lapse video lets you see the whole process from beginning to end at super-speed (faster than a speeding plane.... etc.) as Boeing builds a 787-9 for British Airways.   British Airways posted the...
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Culinary Extravaganza that is "Made in Mumbai"!

RS Rajawat ·
Apart from serving some of the best street food in India, Mumbai also has a world of swanky dining options where you can indulge in the finest cuisines from across the globe. The city has a lot on its platter- from Chinese to Italian, Tex-Mex to Japanese, almost every cuisine is available here. Take a look: Arola A first of its kind in bar in Mumbai, Arola in JW Marriott is a haven for those who love Spanish food to the core. The dishes here are prepared by the Michelin chef, Sergi Arola and...
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Mumbai breaks world record for busy

Paul Heymont ·
India's growing air traffic pushes Mumbai to a world record for take-offs and landings in one day.
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Jama Masjid, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #256)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the largest mosque in Delhi, known as Jama Masjid. It is a project of the great Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. A very worthwhile stop while visiting Delhi.
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Connecting to your Tech Support

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger is befuddled by the street wiring he encountered while walking the streets in the older regions of Delhi.
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7 Tips on how to eat street food in India without getting sick

Pratima ·
India - a land of remarkable diversity is a much-loved tourist destination. The ancient traditions, artistic heritage, majestic landscapes and culinary creations prevailing in this country are sure to ignite your curiosity and warm your soul. Every state in the country has their own culinary delights, which have been passed from one generation to another. The variety found in Indian cuisine is unparalleled and unmatched by any other cuisine across the globe. Though the Indian food is widely...
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June 26, 2018: World's largest Iron (?)

DrFumblefinger ·
While wandering through the streets of Delhi, DrFumblefinger came across a small laundry using this massive hand-held iron to press its linens.
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Delhi's Spice Market (Khari Baoli)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Asia's largest Spice Market, situated in Delhi. Its colors, aromas and tastes will entice you.
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UNESCO's new list skips World War I sites

Paul Heymont ·
UNESCO adds 19 new World Heritage sites, but ducks a request by France and Belgium to recognize World War I sites.
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Luxury Train Trips are the Best Way to Explore India

Rajiv Varma ·
India is teeming with a plenitude of palaces, historical monuments, picturesque destinations and magnificent sites. The smooth flight connections make it hassle-free for the travelers to marvel all of them in less time. However, there are those wanderers who love the journey more than the destinations. If you too are a devotee of the scenes passing by in your journey, then manifold your experience by traveling in any of the luxury trains. Be it the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels or the Maharajas...
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Central India, Part 8: Ellora

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's informative and educational series on visiting Central India concludes this week with a visit to Ellora, another of Maharashtra's UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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November 30, 2017: Delhi in a Nutshell

DrFumblefinger ·
A favorite image that captures the chaos and variety of ways people get around the crowded streets of Delhi.
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Flash Sale from Qatar Airways

Travel Rob ·
A really good sale from Qatar Airways from Washington DC,New York ,Chicago to select destinations throughout the Indian Subcontinent,The Middle East, and Africa. This sale ends August 22 and is for travel September 15 through November 30, 2014  ...
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World's busiest air routes: All in Asia and Pacific

Paul Heymont ·
The world's busiest air routes are all in Asia and Pacific areas, according to 2016 stats from IATA.
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5 Top Destinations for Rainy Season in India

Bob Hanery ·
If there is any season that brings in romance and happiness in the air, then rainy season is one of them. If you love to holiday in this season, then India is a place to be. Lot of people from abroad, travel to India between June and August every year. This is because India is known and famous for the rainy season. Imagine, mountains in the view, your cottage well located with hot coffee in hand and rain outside – isn’t it a worthwhile view to watch? If you do not mind getting a little wet...
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A Visit to a Boy's Home in Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger and his tour group visit a shelter for boys in Delhi. Designed to help street kids have a safe home and rebuild their lives, we were impressed with what we saw.
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August 21, 2019: Audience Hall, Red Fort, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the impressive and spacious Audience Hall in Delhi's famous Red Fort. The Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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All that you can do in Mumbai

Amy J (Guest) ·
Amy J offers several suggestions for you to fill your time when visiting the pulsing city of Mumbai (sponsored content)
 
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