2022 October 27-November 15 Northern India/Nepal Tauck



  • Great pictures Cathy, what a wonderful trip.

  • On our Portrait of India tour removing all electronics, even on domestic flights, was standard practice. It was very painful at every security checkpoint.

  • Another tidbit of information. Folks did dress up for the welcome dinner...however no men wore sportscoats.

    Several women have been wearing the very tight leggings with a longer shirt. Some have been wearing capris. Most have been wearing jeans. Several men have been wearing shorts.

  • oh i thought of something else of interest....this is our 4th Tauck tour. We have the most of anyone else on the tour. Most of these folks have traveled with abercrombie and kent...why? because Tauck is full of old people. No one here has another Tauck tour booked.

  • Cathy, I respectfully disagree. The tour director is there to meet your needs as long as they are reasonable and requested politely. Asking for less spicy food is certainly reasonable and within the norm. Enjoy the remainder of your trip.

  • Jet lag doesn't affect me on arrival to destination, it affects me when I return home, I've always been able to keep with activities and dinners from the beginning.
    Cathy it could be that you are feeling more tired on this trip due to your leg.

  • cathyandsteve,

    I do hope you feel better and can get some rest. I look forward to a continuation of your experiences on your trip on your thread (the operative words being 'your').

  • In view of kfnknfzk’s policing of the forum, I’ve deleted my questions and photos.
    Going forward, I think it might be a good idea for me to ask her permission before I post anything.

  • Policing of the forum? Is that really necessary? You have so much to offer, British, but turning someone else's post into your post is rude and shows disrespect. And isn't it rather childish to say that you should ask permission before you post anything? Are we not adults?

    Again, you truly do have some excellent experiences and offer equally excellent advice, but be mindful of others and try to respect their opinions and travel experiences. That's all.

  • kfnknfzk
    Policing of the forum? Is that really necessary?

    Probably not, just like your comment (see below, copied from above) probably wasn't necessary.

    ... on your thread (the operative words being 'your').

    You could have simply ended your post above with a period after 'your trip'.

  • edited November 5

    One of the reasons ‘Indian” food is spicy, is because it helps preserve the food. I was very careful about what I ate during __my year in India. I did have a lot of grilled tandoori chicken at the hotel, but I never ate the catering on the airplane if it came from India. I’m sure Tauck is very careful with the food, but we did not have Tauck around when I worked for Air India.

  • Also, I have east Indian close friends and they have told me that when eating spicy foods, it cools down their body temperature in extremely hot weather. I don’t know if that is a fact but I’ve been told that more than once. Just saying.

  • Kfnknfzk May I have permission to say that tea also a tradition, helps in hot weather too.
    Spices were primarily used to disguise food that was going off which is why they were so highly prized in the West.

  • edited November 4

    That's enough, British.

  • edited November 5

    KFNKNFZK...I tried some naan bread last night and i loved it!

    Everyone...I feel fine. I am adjusting to the time, I am keeping up the pace. I am eating plenty. I have enjoyed the trip very much. I would like to concentrate on the trip.

    British...I don't enjoy the coffee here and have been drinking the very lovely tea. Steve has followed me in having the tea for breakfast.

    INMHO...the tour director is here to assist the group...to take care of the details of the trip. Not to babysit my personal food tastes. I KNEW when i booked the trip...it would include food not to my tastes or liking. I taste everything...that's part of the journey....to experience new things. I cannot say whether or not the food is bad or good....it is different. There are some folks who seem to absolutely love it. There is no right or wrong here.

  • Cathy, so glad you're having a great tour. Envious you're able to include.photos. I'm doing my posts on a 7" Fire tablet and haven't moved my photos to it.

    And I couldn't care less if people add comments to my thread. Its all of OUR forum.

  • edited November 5

    Yes, that is correct. It is a forum for everyone and everyone should show respect for an individual's post and not turn it into their post by adding comments completely unrelated to the thread. But since this is Cathy's post, I'll let her share her feelings if she so desires.

    There is no need for ridiculing and outright attacks; and there is certainly no need for immaturity. Some of you act like a petulant toddler who must throw a temper tantrum whenever they do not get their way. Thankfully it is just a handful of individuals. I wish to thank those of you who sent me messages of support. I do understand why it is that you do not wish to publicly voice your support.

    Cathy - I apologize.

  • edited November 5

    AlanS - Kindly tell me exactly what I said that warrants your comments.

  • Cathy, thank you so much for your continuing daily reports. It's the hi-lite of my morning to see your daily post. I find this Tour quite fascinating and the photos are wonderful. I would love to take this Tour. Sending good vibes your way for continued health and wellness.

  • Sealord - I started a new thread to continue the discussion, if people feel motivated, about 'Thread Protocol'.

    The reason for the new thread is explained in the new thread, I hope. :D

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