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  • I read that post a while back when it was doing the rounds........very entertaining and still v funny the second read.
  • Now Virgin do not serve Mumbai.....maybe it was the food preparation company they used in Mumbai that was too much of a liability???? just speculation - I have always had great food and service with Virgin from Delhi
  • Sipadan is one of the best dive sites in the world and so many, many people must have passed through this region (since you checked) and stayed at Mabul Island. Keep the travel warning in the back of your mind as a general warning for all travel to …
  • North Goa has big trance parties and more of a backpacker/budget traveller scene. Goa is all about cafes, restaurants, bars, clothes stalls, markets and miles amd miles of relatively unspoiled beach. There are still active fishing villages and local…
  • If you are going in busy season and for a short visit then I would book in advance. You don't want to waste time in Kathmandu or Pokhara trying to source a guide, porter or find the right kind of company for you. If you pre-book it will take the str…
  • Hi David - the Helambu trek is a great 7 day trek from Kathmandu and you can avoid heading off to the more popular Annapurna region which tends to have more tourists, particularly in Oct/Nov. I have just recently got back from Nepal and my guide sai…
  • I spent 6 wks in Sri Lanka over the millennium and that was on a budget. It depends on how long you want to languish on the beach and then add on a week maximum for touring the sights. The Botanical gardens in kandy were amazing, everyone tends to g…
  • I don't know about cheap - but I would recommend staying in the Colaba district - you can walk from the seafront hotels to the Gateway of India and to various shops and eateries and it's nice to be able to explore on foot without too much hassle.
  • I love India and have been lots of times, but personally the one thing I try to avoid is really big crowds. Things happen and call it 'mass hysteria' or 'religious fervour' whatever you like but situations can get quickly out of control and people c…
  • Hi DavidF, Everyone has a different idea of 'decent room' really. Goa does cater for all budgets really depending on which place you head for. You can go 5* luxury and pay £300 or go for a £5 simple beach hut in Arambol with a ceiling fan and cold w…
  • I have been to India many times and it always seems to hovver around 70-85 rupees to the pound roughly speaking - officially you cannot obtain INR in the UK so just change up some money on arrival - but watch out at the airports as the rates aren't …
  • As India is so large the climate does differ so it's best to do a little research for the particular area you want to visit. The north has high summer temperatures and cool winters, but it only has a brief rainy season. The south has a tropical clim…
  • I think Oz has offered some very good advice. I have visited India 11 times now and have rarely got sick at all. I take all the regular precautions and I am also vegetarian. Some of the best and healthiest food is vegetarian anyway. Some people …