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Old Dec 13th, 2013, 05:25 PM
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Don't know about the sex industry, but have you read the thread on rape?
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Old Dec 13th, 2013, 05:27 PM
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Not at all, b_b. Sadly, the sex trade is flourishing. The extreme poverty, the religious conservatism and misogyny, and lack of enforcement contribute to a serious problem:


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/16/op...-in-india.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-24530198

Perhaps it's not as obvious to our western eyes, and more than likely, we don't travel in areas where it's overt, but it is there
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Old Dec 14th, 2013, 03:13 AM
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Certainly shocking articles progol..thankyou for passing them on.

The rape issue certainly seems to be in the spotlight now..I noticed it on the front page of the Indian papers.. and hopefully it is the beginning of a tide of change.
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Old Dec 14th, 2013, 06:54 AM
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So terrible, so very sad. Children sold like cattle. It's a world many don't know about but is so rampant.
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Old Dec 18th, 2013, 03:47 PM
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Glad I decided to check back in with Fodors' tonight so I could catch up on the end of your TR! Thank you for a very good report. We leave Feb 10 and get back March 6 (2 days worth of flying at each end) and now that we have our passports with visas safely in our hands we can get excited. Oh, and we still have to make our final payment
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Old Dec 22nd, 2013, 10:29 AM
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uhoh_busted - Glad you enjoyed. Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great trip. I'm ready to go again, just have to save up enough money. Happy Holidays!
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Old Dec 23rd, 2013, 09:38 AM
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Enjoyed your report - thanks!
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Old Dec 24th, 2013, 02:25 AM
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Thanks for posting such a detailed report.
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Old Jun 30th, 2017, 02:40 AM
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Waiting to read more about your trip. Thanks for writing.
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Old Jun 30th, 2017, 03:23 PM
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Don't hold your breath. This post is 3.5 yrs. old.
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Old Aug 10th, 2017, 07:38 PM
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@LifeGirl58 a lovely fun trip report! Please do visit again. And next time you do, if you want, connect, so I can suggest a little more localised experience.
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Old Sep 8th, 2017, 09:12 PM
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What a nice report for a first timer. And what a delightful American attitude. I've paid so it does not matter who I put to discomfort.

Never mind the sex trade - try the slave trade.

Indians are only self-critical in front of Westerns who expect it. It will bring a bigger tip.

Yes Jacketwatch the veneer wears off fast to reveal the true life.
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Old Sep 9th, 2017, 02:08 PM
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American attitude? I'm an American and apparently you agree with me.

Let's not type cast nationalities. Never helps.

JM2C.
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Old Sep 21st, 2017, 10:00 AM
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Hello jacketwatch and others. You are right I haven't been on here in 3.5 years. I was too busy visiting Europe in 2014 and then India again a few weeks ago - August 15 - Sept 2, 2017. This time Jammu and Kashmir. I had an even lovelier time. Am busy working on my newest trip report. When it is ready, I will post. I thought I was signed up to get alerts when someone responded to my post, but I guess not.
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Old Sep 21st, 2017, 10:04 AM
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Rasputin1 - what do you mean the veneer wears off? Wears off of what/whom? Is there a problem with my "American attitude"? Jacketwatch - Rasputin1 agrees with you about what please? It seems a comment was removed. I don't want to offend, but I'd also like to know if I should be offended.
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Old Sep 21st, 2017, 12:13 PM
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"thought I was signed up to get alerts when someone responded to my post"

Lifegirl, first, many thanks for your original report. I missed it first time 'round.

Also, I didn't realize Fodors had an alert for message replies.Good idea though. Where would that be found?
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Old Sep 21st, 2017, 12:54 PM
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LifeGirl,
Are you confusing TripAdvisor with Fodors? I don't think Fodors has an option for message alerts, but TA does.

I also missed this report the first time around and am looking forward to reading it!

Paule
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Old Sep 21st, 2017, 01:05 PM
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Welcome back. .

The comment removed was an ad I think.

For me India was interesting at first but over time became very difficult to take. I think that is what Rasputin agrees with me about. Major illnesses to me and my wife, typhoid for me in 1982 requiring 2 weeks in the hospital, a major GI bug for her requiring 5 days hospitalization and all sorts of "minor" things categorized as "Delhi Belly" did it for us. I could go on as there is a lot more really like people trying to hustle us every time we go, shenanigans with officials at the airport trying to get money from us. There is much more but we have just had enough.

I don't agree with him about type casting Americans or any one else for that matter.

I do look f/w to your TR.

Larry. .
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Old Sep 21st, 2017, 03:49 PM
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Ah, apparently I did read this before! And am really enjoying rereading your report and look forward to the next one!
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Old Sep 21st, 2017, 07:31 PM
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Great report! Bookmarking, thank you!
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