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Gels are liquids according to TSA. But rules may be different in India.


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Disclaimer: this is mostly personal experience, and quite outdated (2015). It depends a lot on how you define "safe" (for example, would you feel safe talking to a border guard threatening you in attempt to squeeze a bribe, but without involving physical violence?), but generally your safest route would be through Europe, Russia and China. Then you have a ...


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The UK Government has travel advisories against all travel into the area of Iran within 100KM of Pakistan. Most of the rest of that path has ony "normal" advisories. Within Pakistan itself, the Southern route has only "normal" advisories, while the Karakoram Highway itself has advisories against all travel. The Northern route you mention (ending through ...


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I can answer only about Russian part of your trip. You can avoid "Kazakhstan > Uzbekistan >Tajikistan > Kyrgyzstan", Russia has a common border with China. It will extend you trip, but not too much. Your best option for most of the path is train (at least for solo trip). There is a train route from Moscow to Khabarovsk which is located near the Chinese ...


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Alternate Answer provided at OP's request: If travel from Europe to India is the goal and specifically flying is the problem, you can travel by ship. One option is vacation style cruise lines such as Norwegian, Cunard, Royal Caribbean which sometimes offer repositioning sailings. However, if you just want to get there, you best bet is booking on a ...


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The answer to your question is rather opinion based and very much depends on your personal behaviour. Meanwhile, few people who have actually traveled to Iran will call it 'unsafe', though of course Afghanistan and Pakistan can be quite volatile. Plenty of people make this journey. Tony Wheeler and his wife, founders of Lonely Planet, are a well known ...


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Prepaid connections that are bought from outside the J&K state do not work in J&K (Leh is in J&K). If you want your connection from else where in India to work in Leh you would need a post paid connection. Mobile phone connections from abroad which are post paid will work as well. I have tried a UK EE mobile sim and it works for both data and ...


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Yes, you will have mobile connectivity. I used Airtel several years ago, worked pretty well. You will need to buy the sim in Ladakh. Naturally, you will have proper coverage in the Leh, but in the way or in the villages around much less change. This website (Hebrew) have several useful tips (summary): Sim card that bought in India won't work in Leh, ...


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It's technically possible, but I would not recommend it. The fastest trains cover the distance from Delhi to Agra in under two hours, so you would theoretically have six hours, but you need to account for trains being late, likely needing to change terminals in Delhi (most Agra trains leave from Nizamuddin, not New Delhi stn), horrendous traffic in Agra, ...


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Lufthansa has already tried to respond to a person asking a similar question on their Facebook page: Passenger: Dear Lufthansa My sister is flying with Lufthansa on Thursday, from Johannesburg to Zagreb. She will be flying with her musical instrument, the violin. Please let me know how we can get permission for her to take her violin on board as ...


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Why should there be any issues? You'd not expect trouble because you bring two pairs of shoes either. Aside from potential weight limits, and potential explicit restrictions from an airline (which I have never seen), you can bring as many laptops (and iPhones, etc.) as you want.


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It depends on what your interest really is. New Delhi has quite a lot to offer to foreigners who are looking for something different when they travel. When i travelled to India I wanted something completely different from how it is in Europe - mainly cuisine. I would recommend a couple of places: 1) Qutub Minar - a really tall brick minaret which is lovely ...


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This link shows what looks to be the same peak: Birishiri of Shusong Durgapur, Netrokona The exact image you show is also named as Birishiri on this blog and Durgapur Upazila, Bangladesh on Panoramio saying: This picture is taken from Birisiri, Shusong-Durgapur. Photographer is unknown, do not be confuse because I found this picture from friend of ...


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Agree with what Sundeep says. Here is my 10 cents to it. Normal Hi Across the world, people say hi by raising their hands with palm facing you. This is mostly between acquaintances and friends. So no respect factor is involved in this. It is more of a friendly gesture. Namsthe Formal and traditional Indian way of welcoming somebody to a new place, ...


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I travelled to Sri Lanka and South India last year but made the crucial mistake of leaving it pretty late before getting vaccinations and travel medicines sorted. As a result, I had to go to a local travel shop for my vaccinations at short notice, because the NHS clinics in my area were fully booked up - and paid through the nose for typhoid and hepatitis A ...


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I can't find you a bus, but there are other options, according to rome2rio: Train, US$24-33 - will take just under 4 hours Taxi - around 2 hours, US$75-95 (having just been in India, this seems outrageous, I'm sure on the ground you could find it for a fraction of the price Drive - ah, perhaps this is the regular driver option, for US$15-23. On the ...


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I faced this issue a couple of years ago on an IndiGo flight within India. My last name did not completely appear on the ticket because technically there was a space in my last name and the booking server did not allow that. I explained the situation at the time of check in and there was no issue. However, the problem is actually being able to enter the ...


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Does the gesture he made look similar to the one in the photo below, but without the other hand raised and the mouth open? If yes, then it is sort of an informal Namasthe practiced among the town folk and some city folk who migrated from the towns or villages. It is polite and indicates that the person doing it is humble. You will rarely find a man of ...


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You are probably witnessing the adaab hand gesture. This is a secular greeting used in India, Pakistan and other countries where Urdu is spoken. Here are two people demonstrating the gesture. The lady is doing the namaste and the man is responding with the adaab (credit: aaghazedosti.wordpress.com): The hand is raised higher to the face in a more formal ...


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It is possible that your travel agent is making this comment not regarding visas, but regarding cost of travel. Visa-wise, I agree with the other answers, this is no concern. Pricewise though, the advice might be solid, here is why. If you fly from Delhi to Berlin, then from Berlin to NY and then back from NY to Delhi direct, this is three one-way tickets ...


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The greeting which you included is the "Namaste" (you are right!). This is a very formal greeting, which is shown towards guests and elders. The greeting which you haven't included, looks more like a vertical salute. [Couldn't find a picture. Maybe, I'd include one of my guard if I can click it.] It is more like an informal namaste(and conveys the same ...


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As someone who regularly visited that route (Ahmedabad to Thane), I advise you take an overnight train (preferably Gujarat Mail) or ADI-BCT superfast. Choose the one that has a halt at Borivali (Duranto doesn't; it has only one stop: Mumbai Central). For morning, double-decker is a good option. This is because Thane is located to the east of Mumbai and ...


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You do not need to return to India before going to the United States. In order to obtain a Schengen visa, you need to show that you are capable (have "sufficient means of subsistence", e.g. money) and intend to leave the Schengen area to a country where you are "certain to be admitted". As a practical matter, having a valid visa for such a third country, ...


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You do NOT have to return back to your home country. It's perfectly fine to travel to the US from anywhere as long as you have the right visa. Many people leave their home countries once, travel to many places as long as they have the right visas, then finally go back home. They don't have to go back home after every country they visit along the way. That'...


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From expertflyer, the minimum connecting time (MCT) for domestic to domestic flights is nominally 30 minutes. Air India flights have a range of MCT from 0:45 up to 2:00 depending on arrival and departure terminal and flight number. Indigo has an MCT of 1 hour. To see the typical delay, you could look up the flight numbers on flightstats. Taking a sample VNS-...


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According to Rome2Rio: A faster alternative is to fly to Mumbai and take a local train there.


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Consider using a foot stool when you are on the toilet to keep your feet elevated. The result should be kind of like this. It doesn't put your weight on your knees but puts your body in the more familiar position. Of course, you could also consider getting one of these: https://www.amazon.ca/Squatty-Potty-Original-Bathroom-Toilet/dp/B007BISCT0



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