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Old 19th April 2008, 00:49   #466
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A name quickly mentioned on the phone, from a moving car to a man who is more than a touch hard of hearing --- van so often lead to a case of mistaken identity [BLUSH] (Mods; I want a blush smiley; I need it often!).

No-one picked me up on it before, so lets hope its forgotten, and I can say how nice it was to see Mr and Mrs Sideways at our house, along with Sam and Jenny, albeit for a rushed visit that day.

Whether people choose budget guesthouses or five-star hotels, this is a wonderful country to travel in. I can't quite bring myself to spend that much money on taking Mrs N just down the road (although we've been to Pondy a couple of times), but a spot of luxury in a Rajasthani fort is definitely on the list, if only those share prices go up again
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awesome!

sam, a small request: how about putting up a copy of all the posts of the travelouge written by you and the one together in another link once the whole episode comes to an end, it would be sure nice to read it once again altogether like a book :-)
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Sam, absolutely amazing. I've just search for latest posts from you in this thread, and from TheOne. Fantabulous is the word. And the dune is amazing beyond words. What blue sea man.
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Old 19th April 2008, 09:25   #469
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The tower house, is this what you mean vikram ?

costs 12k & it is the most wonderful room in this resort without any doubt, simply for the view.
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Yes E_L that is exactly the room I mean.
You are correct, both about the price and the quality of the room. What you have overlooked is that the Tower Room is "Naturally cooled" a euphemism for non air-conditioned. This room might be an natural choice in some other month. Not in April/may.

In the peak of summer, the air conditioning in the our rooms was a huge respite from the hot tamil sun outside.
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The dogs belonged to the resort - a labrador and a dalmatian.
They saw you and got inspired I guess.

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After a few drinks, one of the ladies asked me where I was from (though she was talking to all of us in a group, her question was made looking at me)
well that because the "rest of group" looked Indian. :-)
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I seriously dont know what you are talking about. When cut properly, these nungoos can last 15-20 days. Maybe they were cut open, the secret is not to expose the fruit (can we actually call it that).
Sorry, I was not giving an official theory on Nungus (palmfruit), I have tasted it only once in life too! When you buy it from the wayside, they have a different bunch to be given to people who take 'carry home' (not open). Probably they are the spoiled ones. Experts might find the good ones through outer colour and size. 'Once in a life-time' characters like me will get cheated, because I dont know to spot out the good one.
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This narration not finished yet ???? I thought I joined too late and missed all the fun of being a part of it when it is/was live .....

Awesome wordless speechless keep it up, way to go !

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You are correct, both about the price and the quality of the room. What you In the peak of summer, the air conditioning in the our rooms was a huge respite from the hot tamil sun outside.
I thought it was the same sun in mumbai & germany too.

Unless you are talking about Sun TV, thats tamil alright.

Nice blog. Sam is matched word for word & sometimes bettered by theone. Great going.
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I thought it was the same sun in mumbai & germany too.
Yeah, but it is on-axis in some places and off-axis in others. Read ICE section for more details.
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Yeah, but it is on-axis in some places and off-axis in others. Read ICE section for more details.

on-axis, off-axis... hmm.. so which one is the tamil one & which one is the marathi one.

wait a minute, which is the bengali one, the mallu one, the kashmiri one. the oriya one ?
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!!!!!! Statutory Warning !!!!!!!

Reading TheCouple's travelogues is not good for your financial well being

BTW, Dune's website failles to match the way you guys have talked about this place. Kudos
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hello.. this page has not been updated over the weekend!! whats happening????
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hello.. this page has not been updated over the weekend!! whats happening????
I dunno!! What's going on?? lol
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I dunno!! What's going on?? lol
lazy bum! you will make me read the blog during office hours, wont u..
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well that because the "rest of group" looked Indian. :-)
According to many, I don't. They say I look like some infamous turban laden who happens to come from the lands of unlimited harems.
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