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I like to cook, and I love my CSA. I write about those things on this little blog.


Sep
22
comment What is the average temperature in Kochi during mid-October?
This answer does contain some useful information (the second summer thing and the humidity data), but I'm trying to let you know how it could be better. Even the fact that you spoke to your dad who lives near Kochi affects the authority of your answer - and since this site is all about expert answers, any relevant information should be included in your answer. Don't mean to discourage you from answering; quite the opposite. But good answers typically contain references or full backstory on why you're an expert. :)
Sep
22
comment Connecting time at JFK
What day of the week will you be flying? Is it on / near a holiday? Will either of you be checking baggage on your first flight that needs to be transferred to your international flight, or are you only bringing carry-on luggage? What nationality are both of you (i.e., the country whose passport you're using)? You will probably be okay, but all of the things listed above (including @Gagravarr's comment about type of booking) can affect how quickly you can get from one flight to the next.
Sep
21
comment What is the average temperature in Kochi during mid-October?
That being said, thank you for being the only one so far to address the humidity part of the question.
Sep
21
comment What is the average temperature in Kochi during mid-October?
Thanks for the clarification, but I still have some issues with this answer. First, it doesn't give me information specifically about Kochi, which I asked for a) because Kerala is a long state north-south, and b) weather is different between coastal and inland areas. Also, several weather sites don't report Kochi as currently being more than the normal high of 29-31 C. Even if it were, you have no way of knowing that it will remain unseasonably warm a month from now.
Sep
21
comment What is the average temperature in Kochi during mid-October?
How do you figure that Kochi is in the interior of Kerala? Unless there are two cities called Kochi in Kerala...the one I'm referring to is undoubtedly a coastal city.
Sep
20
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Sep
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Sep
20
revised What is the average temperature in Kochi during mid-October?
added Kerala Tourism link
Sep
20
asked What is the average temperature in Kochi during mid-October?
Sep
15
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Sep
15
comment What services do US embassies provide to travelers?
For clarity...they do not seem to actually DO much for citizens; the primary purpose is a repository of resources. For example, I don't believe the US Embassy in Delhi will advocate on behalf of an American citizen charged with a crime, but they'll give you a list of attorneys to choose from.
Sep
15
answered What services do US embassies provide to travelers?
Sep
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Sep
7
answered Can Hostelworld Gold membership numbers be shared among multiple accounts?
Aug
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awarded  Analytical
Aug
25
comment What clothes should I bring on a backpacking trip
Camping towels are one of my absolute favorite travel items, maybe just favorite item in general. Take up only a little space, dry quickly, use them to help dry clothes (roll up wet clothes in the towel and wring them out)...and you know where you're towel has been and exactly how dirty it is. :)
Aug
24
answered What clothes should I bring on a backpacking trip
Jul
22
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Jul
22
comment Is it necessary to take malaria pills when travelling in South India?
True! I forgot to include that. Thanks @hippietrail. Yet another reason to talk to a doctor. And regarding the use leftover pills: also make sure they haven't expired.