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Old 03-08-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Sputnik Planitia
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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I visited India through Dreamland Tours (India Vacation, India for visitors, Indian Vacation)
Highly recommended.
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:42 PM
 
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I really want to go to India. It looks like a very cool place to visit.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:40 PM
 
Location: San Francisco & Fort Worth & Now, Back to IRAQ
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My Mom owns a very successful travel agency (independently owned since 1986 and still booming, even in light of today's Travel Industry challenges).

She is diligently looking for an outside sales travel agent that specializes in India... someone tied to the Indian community with a large network of friends and family...

Since its outside sales, you don't have to live in the same city, state or even country for that matter! All you have to have is the will and desire and passion to work in the travel industry!

Anyone interested can DM or email me (all my contact info is listed under my id, X2CME) and I'll reply back with the agency's contact info!

I predict that within the next 8 to 10 years India will be the worlds next Europe when it comes to travel!
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:11 PM
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I traveled through northern India with Gap Adventures. The group had only 12 people. It's a more international group because you sign up online. We used jeeps, public buses, trains to visit some very remote areas... Some places that we stayed at were rather spartan with just the basics; others were former forts/palaces that had been converted into small hotels/B&Bs.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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This is a WONDERFUL video ad... I truly hope it inspires many people to travel to India! India is one of the culturally richest places in the world to visit and all travelers will enjoy the many splendid wonders it offers!
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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I backpacked independently through India and found it to be one of my least favorite places in the world to visit. The desparity between rich and poor is really apalling, especially in the northern/central cities like Delhi and Jaipur. I visited people living in mansions with a half-dozen servants and people living under a single frayed blue tarp. I've been to less developed countries, but the plight of the destitute didn't really hit me as hard anywhere as it did in India.

I agree with the slogan, though; for better or worse it really is "Incredible India"
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Sputnik Planitia
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I backpacked independently through India and found it to be one of my least favorite places in the world to visit. The desparity between rich and poor is really apalling, especially in the northern/central cities like Delhi and Jaipur. I visited people living in mansions with a half-dozen servants and people living under a single frayed blue tarp. I've been to less developed countries, but the plight of the destitute didn't really hit me as hard anywhere as it did in India.

I agree with the slogan, though; for better or worse it really is "Incredible India"
Poverty exists everywhere, of course to a much greater degree in a 3rd world country of course. Sure, India is a poor country, but extremely rich in culture

When I go by Pershing Square here in downtown Los Angeles I am truly appalled at the homeless, destitute people sleeping on park benches and scavenging from garbage bins in what is supposed to be the richest country in the world. That to me is truly shocking. Certain parts of East Los Angeles actually look MUCH worse than certain parts of Bangalore in India.

Disparity between rich and poor as measured by the Gini Coefficient is actually worse in the United States than in India ;-) In India the middle class is burgeoning and in the United States it is shrinking, the rich are getting richer at the expense of the middle class.

Every place has it's negatives, let's not focus on that.
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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I really want to go to India. It looks like a very cool place to visit.
It really isn't. The country is pretty bad and the people are very annoying. Don't ever visit.
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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Poverty exists everywhere, of course to a much greater degree in a 3rd world country of course. Sure, India is a poor country, but extremely rich in culture

When I go by Pershing Square here in downtown Los Angeles I am truly appalled at the homeless, destitute people sleeping on park benches and scavenging from garbage bins in what is supposed to be the richest country in the world. That to me is truly shocking. Certain parts of East Los Angeles actually look MUCH worse than certain parts of Bangalore in India.

Disparity between rich and poor as measured by the Gini Coefficient is actually worse in the United States than in India ;-) In India the middle class is burgeoning and in the United States it is shrinking, the rich are getting richer at the expense of the middle class.

Every place has it's negatives, let's not focus on that.
No, there is no comparison between the two. When the poor in the US start to drink rainwater from the streets then we can begin to compare. Until then, there is no comparison from the poor here to the poor in India.
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