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Old May 24th, 2011, 05:01 PM
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still reading and keep going here...

our fav baltic was tallinn.... stay in the old town...pay extra... give it an extra day or two...

prices are not to be believed in the scandanavian countries...hope you are flying finn air.... we are again in oct to bkk and home from delhi
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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:36 PM
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Well, counting me the vote was 3 to 1, so the new Sri Lanka thread is here:

http://www.fodors.com/community/asia...-sri-lanka.cfm

Bob - I'm out of FF miles, so I had to pay for these tickets. Therefore, no Finn Air. Outbound on Continental and return on Lufthansa. Wish me luck.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:48 PM
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Thanks for the temple photos, Thursdays!
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Old May 26th, 2011, 06:13 AM
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Glad you liked them, kathie. There are a great many more here: http://kwilhelm.smugmug.com/Travel/R...-11/Tamil-Nadu password "tamil nadu", but they are, so far, totally unedited. I didn't even delete the duds on the road this trip, since I was traveling with a netbook.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 06:34 AM
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Thanks, I'll spend some time with those photos.
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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 11:52 PM
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Hi Thursdaysyd, I'm bookmarking this wonderful yarn to read later. I'm in the very early stages of researching a trip to Nepal next April.

Thanks in advance for all the tips & entertainment I know I'll glean from your tale. Yours too, Dogster.
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 12:30 AM
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All praise should go to thursday for this mega-report. A true milestone in the history of trip-reports, a thing of beauty - a masterwork...

I'd better stop. I'm getting emotional.
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 05:37 AM
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I'm blushing.

I suppose it was a bit of a mega-trip. That's my excuse for why my blog is still nearly two months behind.
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 07:28 AM
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fantastic pics, thanks... i can't wait to return to india
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I have been asked to post an update to this TR in light of the disturbing reports of gang rape coming out of india.

(See: http://www.fodors.com/community/asia...ndia-again.cfm
http://www.fodors.com/community/asia...e-in-india.cfm )

I still have several years left on my 10 year visa. I still want to ride the train to Shimla, visit Ladakh and make a pilgrimage to Dharamsala. However, although I (older female) have spent four months over two trips traveling solo in India, I now have serious doubts about doing so again.

Some posters have claimed that the situation in India is no different than anywhere else. I completely disagree. The degree of misogyny in India (evidenced by aborted female foetuses, dowry deaths, and "eve teasing" as a euphemism for pervasive sexual harassment among other indicators) is much greater than in Europe or North America.

I may still travel in India solo, for at least part of a trip, but if I do, it will be with a much heightened degree of concern for my safety. I would not recommend others to do so without careful consideration not needed, for instance, for a potential trip to Nepal or Sri Lanka.
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awesome pics and fabulous report, thanks for sharing it.
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Old Dec 21st, 2013, 05:49 AM
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Glad you enjoyed them!
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