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Hornbill Festival 2016 and More on India Travel

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From Daphne on FB:

"arrived in the dark last night. Trying to arrange transport to Imphal but a wee challenge. Our homestay hosts are doing some research for us. Will leave tomorrow or Monday"

From Bon email:

Homestay at Cedar Home GH or Homestay - "Pricey, and outside of Kohima - gorgeous view, setting - but easy walking distance to the festival, so convenient for us, and nice people, just pricey. 1250 Each for a dbl, breakfast included, unheated, cold water Indian bathroom in one room, other outside toilet only, no TV, wifi spotty. Prices maybe higher due to festival? Maybe not?"

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Email from Bon:

Yeah, Shillong - I just re-read about it cuz Daphne wants to go there, too.

We're in - well 30 min south -of Kohima at the hornbill festival. Did a full day today - interesting, lots going on - dancing by various tribes, then cultural songs & displays by the tribes, dancing at each of their areas, artisan malls w/ all their stuff, several food cafe's and food court, well organized and laid out. Good day. Looks like we'll move onward to Imphal in Manipur if the bus goes, or back to Dimapur for transport to plan B, whatever that will be.

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From Joey's blog:

"We spent the next day (3rd) at the festival, a convenient 15 minute walk from our front door! The festival exhibits 13 tribes of Nagaland, each with their designated thatched roofed tribal homes, unique dances, spectacular costumes, energetic chants and slightly odd food! There were performances by all the tribes and stands displaying crafts, art, tattoos (tempting, but no new tribal ink here) and food of course. I don’t want to say this was a highlight, but there was a Nagaland Coffee stand which roasted “to die for” coffee. I think my western coffee addicted body needed this stop and man oh man was it delicious! They were roasting the beans and we sniffed it out in no time."

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