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I work for a computer insurance software company.  I am being sent to India for 6 weeks!  Will be leaving in 1 week from this Saturday (I leave 8/23).  Won't be back until October 11th.

 

I'm excited about the trip, but I am going to miss driving.  I know going over to India will be a vastly different experience from anything I've ever encountered.  So hopefully I have a safe trip and all goes well :)

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I work for a computer insurance software company.  I am being sent to India for 6 weeks!  Will be leaving in 1 week from this Saturday (I leave 8/23).  Won't be back until October 11th.

 

I'm excited about the trip, but I am going to miss driving.  I know going over to India will be a vastly different experience from anything I've ever encountered.  So hopefully I have a safe trip and all goes well :)

Best of luck on your trip.

 

I'll be road trip, leaving 21st back 25th.

Lin Cont ~1300 miles.

I can maybe check in from the motels.

 

Again, wishing you a safe trip.

 

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"If I had to go to India, I wouldn't go to the bathroom the entire trip"

I instantly thought of this scene, when I read India. Let's see if someone else can name the episode that line is from.

Remember Nick you will just sweat it out since it's so hot.

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"If I had to go to India, I wouldn't go to the bathroom the entire trip"

I instantly thought of this scene, when I read India. Let's see if someone else can name the episode that line is from.

Remember Nick you will just sweat it out since it's so hot.

It's from a show... about nothing. B)

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Safe travels Chart!

 

A huge % of staff is based out of India.   I'll get a picture with a headset on sure!!!  

 

Southeast heat and humidity have nothing on what India can offer.

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Safe travels Chart!

 

A huge % of staff is based out of India.   I'll get a picture with a headset on sure!!!  

 

Southeast heat and humidity have nothing on what India can offer.

 

could be worse. I spent the month of Jan in Sunderland England, right on the North Sea. Dark, windy, wet, cold. Worked 12 hr a day, 7 days a week.

I drove a car over there, really fun, but keeps you on the edge of your seat. Like an Escort, premium gas, 4 speed.

 

Spent 2 weeks in Monterrey Mexico. Hot, HOT.

 

Two times in Tokyo. One of them, stayed only 2 nights and back home.

 

Too old to care now, passport expired. No commercial air since 2000, and last time up, B-17.

 

Wife, daughter, grandson flying next weekend, I am driving and hauling luggage and we will meet and be driving around at our destination. They will be doing "space available on a company shuttle". I will be driving 600 mi and they will be in the air less than hour.

 

Best of luck.

 

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If you get a chance, I'd try to somehow get a vehicle. India is one of the few places that have right hand drive. When I went to Australia in June, we rented a car for 3 weeks. Driving a right hand drive vehicle is a fun and rewarding experience that not everyone can experience.

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If you get a chance, I'd try to somehow get a vehicle. India is one of the few places that have right hand drive. When I went to Australia in June, we rented a car for 3 weeks. Driving a right hand drive vehicle is a fun and rewarding experience that not everyone can experience.

Hey, just riding in traffic gives you a chill. Sunderland England, only a very few lights. "roundabouts" going reverse. I learned to just not LOOK! :pat:

 

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Don't think I'll be driving in India lol. Passenger at best...check YouTube videos on people driving in major metropolitan areas. No concept of lanes exist...animals in the road...etc

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Don't think I'll be driving in India lol. Passenger at best...check YouTube videos on people driving in major metropolitan areas. No concept of lanes exist...animals in the road...etc

Most third world countrys are primitive in vehicles.

 

Monterrey Mexico was a zoo, 6 lanes of traffic on a 3 lane road, no rules.

 

England and Japan are VERY civil. Japan very slow, England flat out on the 4 lane.

Both have some really cool trains.

 

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Hey, just riding in traffic gives you a chill. Sunderland England, only a very few lights. "roundabouts" going reverse. I learned to just not LOOK! :pat:

 

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On one of my trips to the UK, I hired a driver to take me to places where train service wasn't reliable and I was too chicken to learn to drive on the other side of teh road.  . I kept trying to get into the car on the wrong side.

And yes, not looking at traffic was the best policy. 

 

Nick, you're right about not trying to drive there. Better off being a passenger and following Chart's advice ! 

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Good luck! Should take pictures of the other side! Your Taurus and Town Ca will miss you though :P

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I plan to find a nice Hindustan Ambassador while I'm there.  See what they're like. They are the Crown Victoria of India...no longer made.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindustan_Ambassador

 

Going to miss people and the fleet at home...at least they'll be watched over.

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A lot of those have been turned into Peugeot 206's

 

 

 

:rofl:

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On one of my trips to the UK, I hired a driver to take me to places where train service wasn't reliable and I was too chicken to learn to drive on the other side of teh road.  . I kept trying to get into the car on the wrong side.

And yes, not looking at traffic was the best policy. 

 

Nick, you're right about not trying to drive there. Better off being a passenger and following Chart's advice ! 

And remember for crosswalks, look the other way. :pat:

 

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Look for "baby Hindustan" also. Essentially a Morris Minor, while the Ambassador is a Morris Oxford (or Morris "major"). And stay away from the Ganges River.

http://memolition.com/2013/05/23/filthy-india-not-for-sensitive-viewers-47-pictures/

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I've spent way too much time in India.

 

Don't let ANY liquid that does not contain alcohol or come out of a bottle you just saw unsealed touch your lips. NO ICE IN YOUR DRINKS - the water came out of the tap. Bring lots of PeptoBismol and Immodium.

 

No. You WON'T be driving.

 

What area will you be in?

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Working in Noida/Delhi, then going to Hyderabad.  Plan to visit all around the country on weekends.  Cannot WAIT.  Should be an exciting trip.

 

Word on the ice in the drink and no drinks but H20 for me and h20 has to be sealed.  I'll open it.

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I couldn't do it. I've seen pictures and it looks like a nice place to visit. But my coworkers have dragged me multiple times to Indian Restaurants... I don't care for their food. But they probably at least have McDonalds :P

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They have McDonalds and Burger King.

 

BK 'has' the Whopper, but it is made with chicken patty instead of beef.

3 MONTHS in India? - Yeah. If you want meat other than chicken you will quickly get used to goat meat.

 

Also, remember this is a different world. The women there are NOT equals to men, and if you treat them as so, at the least you will piss people off. Not so bad in the cities, but when you get out in the sticks it gets more pronounced. It is alright to be kind to anyone, but when a husband and wife are in a business together it is best to always address the man first/only. When in the shops, haggling is a way to show RESPECT. Yes - RESPECT. If you just walk in and throw money at them without haggling, it is kind of like pissing on them from your 'superior' position.

Their view - when the transaction is over, you did them a favor by purchasing their goods, they did you a favor by cutting you a deal. Everyone can feel good now.

 

Honestly. The people are great, on the whole.

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They have McDonalds and Burger King.

 

BK 'has' the Whopper, but it is made with chicken patty instead of beef.

3 MONTHS in India? - Yeah. If you want meat other than chicken you will quickly get used to goat meat.

 

Also, remember this is a different world. The women there are NOT equals to men, and if you treat them as so, at the least you will piss people off. Not so bad in the cities, but when you get out in the sticks it gets more pronounced. It is alright to be kind to anyone, but when a husband and wife are in a business together it is best to always address the man first/only. When in the shops, haggling is a way to show RESPECT. Yes - RESPECT. If you just walk in and throw money at them without haggling, it is kind of like pissing on them from your 'superior' position.

Their view - when the transaction is over, you did them a favor by purchasing their goods, they did you a favor by cutting you a deal. Everyone can feel good now.

 

Honestly. The people are great, on the whole.

I'll be there 7 weeks.  Oh ya I've been working with Indians for the past 4 1/2 years.  I've learned a lot about the culture, the norms.  South vs North india.  Muslim and Hindu differences.  Chicken and Lamb/Goat.    Although in the very southern part, some places are able to get beef.  But still not the norm.  And Yes to the second to last paragraph.  

 

Thanks for the information :)

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