India trip report Nov-Dec 2006

Jan 6th, 2007, 09:42 AM
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Floydude, thanks for the info. As I was attending a conference in Delhi, it was my contact in Delhi who told me about the different terminals, and provided me transportation. Glad to know I could have used a pre-paid taxi as I know I will be going back.
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Jan 6th, 2007, 09:48 AM
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Icuy, my information on the Sim Cards came partly from this forum before I left the country (I already knew that I could not buy an Indian SIM card in the US...unlike almost all other countries). So I used my contact in India to get me one. Once again, if I hadn't made that arrangement, I might have found an AirTel office on my own.
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Jan 6th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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Also for Muma, I didn't visit any other part of Kerala other than Cochin, but I did notice that there were some high end hotels at the beginning of the road that goes into Fort Cochin itself, but I suspect we did much better location-wise being in the heart of Fort Cochin. There is lots to see there of interest, and we enjoyed walking around the area on our own..just to get a sense of how the residents live and what their homes are like. By Indian standards this is a posh place to live...many of the homes are clearly very nice by anyone's standards, although you can be fooled by the condition of the street outside and the exterior.
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Jan 7th, 2007, 08:25 PM
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lcuy...do you always lick your phones??
no wonda they dont work...just kidding
aloha to you
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Jan 7th, 2007, 10:52 PM
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Hey, they tasted fabulous after being carried around in our Delhi hands!

We actually took our Delhi phone with us to Thailand and Cambodia last week- got cheap Sim cards and loved having them, in both that phone and my regular Nokia.
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Feb 15th, 2007, 09:17 PM
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Feb 16th, 2007, 11:33 AM
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Gourmet2go, enjoyed your trip report. I was in India in the month of December too and I have to agree with you about the Oberoi in Delhi……excellent hotel! The staff is superb and the service there is topnotch! This time I stayed at the Imperial and Hyatt, both were a disappointment for the amount of money I paid. Although the Imperial is gorgeous…..everything is extra and they are not too willing to accommodate anything special without charging an arm and a leg. The buffet breakfast was expensive and nothing to write home about. I have stayed at The Grand in Delhi too and found it pretty good too…..great rooms and spacious bathrooms….not to mention the BEST buffet breakfast around!
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