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    Posted: 09 Sep 2011 at 1:35pm
It starts with kids playing with those things we play as a kid that's made of paper and it ends with people bathing in the Ganges River.

India isn't incredible...It's probably the Darkest Country in the nation, all I can think about when I see India is crowded streets and dark rooms with bugs in it and someone chanting like "Temple of Doom".(Okay, I may be a bit cynical...but I'm very iffy with that region of the world).
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Well, it sure ain't no Cleveland...
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I'd imagine there're ways to visit India without having to be exposed to too much filth and poverty.  The Beatles did it pretty well back in the 60s.
 
Google images of the Beatles in India, and you won't see any of them hangin' with the "untouchables".
 
 
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I'd love to visit India.
 
But not during monsoon season.
 
 
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A friend of mine just spend about 3 months in India training people for outsourcing purposes.

Except for missing BEEF and limited TV, he said it was a pretty good experience.  It made him appreciate even more how well-off we are.
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Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

It made him appreciate even more how well-off we are.
I've felt the same way after my trips to Brazil. Thumbs Up
 
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WinkI would jump at any chance to visit India - historically, one could be visiting, experiencing, and learning from one of the oldest civilizatons on the planet. There are 'tucked away' places in India I would dearly love to investigate, given the chance (and the only chance I have to do (on the cheap) would send me there for at least two (2) years, on business - no can do).
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You can always take a slow(one way ticket) boat to India.
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is there a vid?  would be nice to see now my country of origin's tourism board promote india?  as for the knocks, we've all heard em.  Tank u, wery much.  (Yes I can poke fun at myself).
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And don't ride the bus.  Google "India bus plunges" and see what I mean.
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Originally posted by tarheelmed02 tarheelmed02 wrote:

is there a vid?  would be nice to see now my country of origin's tourism board promote india?  as for the knocks, we've all heard em.  Tank u, wery much.  (Yes I can poke fun at myself).
 
No, no, no....... it's "Tend-joo Betty Mudge. Come again, please." WinkLOL
 
 
 
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Do convenience stores in India all have Americans working in them?
 
 
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Originally posted by MrCleveland MrCleveland wrote:

It starts with kids playing with those things we play as a kid that's made of paper and it ends with people bathing in the Ganges River.
 
Does it show them pushing floating bodies out of the way?  Have to think things like that would put a damper on one's Ganges whitewater rafting experience, too.... 
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by tarheelmed02 tarheelmed02 wrote:

is there a vid?  would be nice to see now my country of origin's tourism board promote india?  as for the knocks, we've all heard em.  Tank u, wery much.  (Yes I can poke fun at myself).
 
No, no, no....... it's "Tend-joo Betty Mudge. Come again, please." WinkLOL
 
 
 

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I have several friends who have been to India. Two of them love it, one of them had a horrible time and was actually changed by a bunch of men and saw dead babies in the street and idiots from the US  who drank the water and ate off the street.
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Originally posted by Synesthesia Synesthesia wrote:

...one of them had a horrible time and was actually changed by a bunch of men and saw dead babies in the street...
ConfusedDeadErmm....errrrmmmm...there just HAS to be a story here - "changed" how? 
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Dang typos. I meant CHASED!
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I think I wanna hear the story about being 'changed by a bunch of men' - but again, I only want to hear about it...sounds like a great bedtime nightmare tale...
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Do convenience stores in India all have Americans working in them?
 
 
LOL
 
PS One of these days I'll probably visit China, so I'll go to a Shop that sells Jewelry and Handicrafts to do my Christmas Shopping. Stepping in the shop, what will I find on the Labels?
 
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Originally posted by regulus regulus wrote:

 
PS One of these days I'll probably visit China, so I'll go to a Shop that sells Jewelry and Handicrafts to do my Christmas Shopping. Stepping in the shop, what will I find on the Labels?
 
What else? AngryMADE IN THE USA!Angry
 
That would be great!  We need to export.
 
 
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That would be great!  We need to export.
 
 
THAT is a nice thought, should the U.S. of Americo move away from being basically a 'service-oriented' society.
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True.  A service economy cannot be totally healthy. How can we afford to buy all of this junk?
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I just drank some Tree Top apple juice (product of China).  I just checked the Wrangler polo shirt I'm wearing (made in India) and my Dickies painter's shorts (made in Honduras) and the can of shaving cream that I just bought that's sitting on my desk (made in China).
 
But wait!  The can of compressed air on my desk here was assembled in the USA.  Yay!
 
Oh.  Its components are "both imported and domestic".
 
Sigh. 
 
 
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Originally posted by Synesthesia Synesthesia wrote:

Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Originally posted by Synesthesia Synesthesia wrote:

...one of them had a horrible time and was actually changed by a bunch of men and saw dead babies in the street...
ConfusedDeadErmm....errrrmmmm...there just HAS to be a story here - "changed" how? 
 
Dang typos. I meant CHASED!
 
Either that or your friend was very young...
 
 
....or maybe a bit on the "strange" side....
 
 
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*shiver* Grown people dressed like babies.

Creepy.
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