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Apr 10, 2017 - Mangalore

Our beaming guide picked us up in Mangalore, a city we have not visited before. He exclaimed how happy he was to show us his beautiful city. We’re not so sure about the beautiful part, but his attitude reflected many of the people we encountered on his tour. Mangalore is not really a tourist city, but he showed us what they have and along the way, many folks stopped to wave and ask where we were from. They seemed genuinely glad to see us and asked nothing in return. Mangalore was a typical Indian city from our experience. The traffic was...

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Jan 20, 2017 - Mangalore by Gail and Sharon

I wake up feeling slightly better than yesterday but not great. So I decide to stay on board today. As we have done India two years in a row it makes most sense to skip a port here rather than suffer for days or weeks in new vistas. It turns out to be the right decision as it gives me some down time to recuperate and it makes a world of difference. Sill coughing but a lot but not so stuffed up either. So today’s blog is from various sources .. as I have given everyone instructions to “TAKE NOTES”! Mangalore is one of 7 major ports in India,...

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Apr 6, 2012 - Mangalore, India - meeting Lhakpa and Kelsang

Today is Good Friday! And we have finally reached land after 4 days at sea!! We are off to the city to meet Lhakpa, my Tibetan Refugee I have been sending money to for her education and Kelsang, who is the older sister of Tsering who I am also educating. Tsering couldn't make the trip as she was still in school. Lhakpa is studying to be a nurse and Tsering is still in high school. Her sister Kelsang has told me that Tsering loves animals and might study something in the animal science genre. Mangalore is the administrative headquarters of...

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Apr 2, 2012 - April 2 - 5 At Sea

We are at sea for four days now. I'm finding it a bit boring with not much to do. The most exciting thing happening is the pods of dolphins that occasionally swim along side the ship - jumping and frolicking in the clear blue waters. You can only listen to a few educational lectures (very dry) or play trivia so many times or the golf putting challenge or afternoon "high tea". The gym and the spa have been my refuge and of course the Internet which is very slow and expensive . . . More when we get to India on the 6th.

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Mar 26, 2012 - Mangalore, India

Our first stop in India is Mangalore. Named after the local Hindu deity Mangaladevi, Mangalore lies squarely between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges. Today is hot and humid so a haze hides the mountains. We are warmly welcomed by Indian musicians and dancers on the pier. Tourism is a new industry to Mangalore since it has only been a cruise ship port since 2009. Our tour guide is super cautious and prefers to tell us about the city instead of allowing us to get off the bus to take pictures or explore any site. First,...

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Jan 12, 2012 - Mumbai to Mangalore

MUMBAI 7-9 January Once we left our good friends in Balachaur, Punjab, we flew south from Changdigar to Mumbai. Zephyr had been ill for several days so in Mumbai we began a three-day course of Azythromicin and got him into a bed in the nice Arma Court Hotel there. It was our first time on our own and the buzzing chaos of the place was a lot to deal with. Because the hotel was so neat and clean, it helped calm us. With both Hopper and Zephyr’s stomachs quite upset (yes, eggburps were in the house), I ordered them toast and jam (bubble-gum...

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Feb 16, 2010 - Mangalore-What Am I Doing Here?

I don't usually write about where I go and when, whilst I'm away but I thought you might like some insight into what I actually do in India. Sitting here right now, a mirror staring back, I can see that I lose weight. Usually it's around 10kg in three months. This trip is only six weeks long but I think it goes down rapidly, then stabilises. I like to keep how much I lose as a surprise, standing on the bathroom scales as soon as I get home, so I have a reply when my family and friends tell me so. "Oh yes, I've lost so and so kilos"...

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Feb 20, 2007 - Mangalore

Awoke at 8:30am and packed up. Today heading for Mangalore. Main reason for going is for the rail link south. Said 'goodbye' to Raymonte and headed to the bus stop. Asked around and found that a bus was leaving soon. Boarded and had to sit at the back with my luggage as for some reason the buses here do not have anywhere to store the luggage, even though they seem to transport a lot of people and bags great distances. The bus set off and bought my ticket, a whole 87 rupees for the three hour journey. About an hour into the ride the outside...

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On another jaunt...

Jun 25, 2006 - Mangalore!

I'm very annoyed because I just wrote a whole entry....and AGAIN....something happened and I have to start over. This one will unfortunately be a little more brief. Not to be confused with Bangalore, I currently reside in a city called Mangalore, where I notice no abundance of 'man'(haw haw haw). A more suitable name would be RAINGALORE.....because that's all thats happened since I got here. I arrived from Madikeri yesterday at about 4:30, got a little lost because I read my map upside-down, and by the time I realized I was in the wrong...

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