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An Invitation to India April 2018
Post: #11
(27/01/2018, 05:25 PM)YAWebber Wrote: Hi,
I guess I make 21 :-)  Just booked on today.
I have been on Just your tours several times before - This is my fifth, I guess that means they must be very good at what they do!!
I am travelling all the way from Devon - probably travel up by the early coach on Thursday morning which gets in around 3pm.  There won't be one going back at the time we land, so will probably stay in the Heathrow Travelodge as it is an easy walk to the tube / train / coaches.
I guess a few of us will be people who work in education taking advantage of the Easter break - the dates are perfect for this.
I look forward to meeting you all.  Can't wait to get going now!...
Andrew
Hi Andrew
Yes I am also working in education and when I saw the dates I thought I’d go for it. First time with Just you and first time on my own so hence the nerves. I’m coming from Wolverhampton so I’ll drive down to Heathrow and I’ll probably stay in a hotel on our return as I don’t think I’ll fancy driving after that 9 hour flight. 
I had my injections on Monday - no turning back now! 
Jo
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Post: #12
(01/02/2018, 01:28 PM)Jo W55 Wrote:
(27/01/2018, 05:25 PM)YAWebber Wrote: Hi,
I guess I make 21 :-)  Just booked on today.
I have been on Just your tours several times before - This is my fifth, I guess that means they must be very good at what they do!!
I am travelling all the way from Devon - probably travel up by the early coach on Thursday morning which gets in around 3pm.  There won't be one going back at the time we land, so will probably stay in the Heathrow Travelodge as it is an easy walk to the tube / train / coaches.
I guess a few of us will be people who work in education taking advantage of the Easter break - the dates are perfect for this.
I look forward to meeting you all.  Can't wait to get going now!...
Andrew
Hi Andrew
Yes I am also working in education and when I saw the dates I thought I’d go for it. First time with Just you and first time on my own so hence the nerves. I’m coming from Wolverhampton so I’ll drive down to Heathrow and I’ll probably stay in a hotel on our return as I don’t think I’ll fancy driving after that 9 hour flight. 
I had my injections on Monday - no turning back now! 
Jo

Hi Jo,
That's great.  You have nothing to worry about - all the holidays with Just You that I have been on have run like clockwork with all promises kept.  When they say someone will find you at the airport - they mean it.  They were right there in departures - very visible and eager to help get you checked in.  That's great for me as it's the part I dislike the most!.  I'm not on holiday until I am through security!!.  I have booked hotel, transport and insurance this morning and purchased power adaptors.  Just the inoculations to go (and I know I must get my skates on - am waiting on surgery to get back with available slot).   Personally I recommend staying in a hotel at Heathrow after arriving from the East.  I find that direction more tiring than arriving from the US/West.    Anyway - glad you're coming and looking forward to meeting yourself, the other travellers and our guide!.
Best wishes,
Andrew.
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Post: #13
(07/01/2018, 06:32 PM)Jo W55 Wrote:
(21/12/2017, 02:49 PM)marypamela Wrote: Please could you tell me how many people are going on this holiday.

Also could you recommend how much money I should take 

and when should I get any necessary injections or Malaria pills. 
Many thanks for your help.

Hi
I'm booked on this trip - just paid the balance so feels very real now and I'm getting a bit nervous. Where are you travelling from?

Jo

I'm coming from Norwich. A bit nervous too ..
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Post: #14
(25/01/2018, 01:56 PM)Jo W55 Wrote:
(16/01/2018, 03:35 PM)marypamela Wrote:
(07/01/2018, 06:32 PM)Jo W55 Wrote:
(21/12/2017, 02:49 PM)marypamela Wrote: Hi there Mary

Are you driving to Heathrow and parking? I'm a bit concerned about the way home as we will be very tired after a 9 hour flight. I may stay in a hotel on that night..
Also worried about what clothes to bring. Any Ideas?

Jo

Hi
I'm booked on this trip - just paid the balance so feels very real now and I'm getting a bit nervous. Where are you travelling from?

Jo

I'm coming from Norwich - getting a bit nervous too! taking the train
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I'm still unsure about how much money to take..
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Post: #16
Hi Marypamela,

Please take a look at this link for guidance on how much money to bring to India: https://azimo.com/en/blog/travelling-to-...best-rates

Kind Regards,
Amy
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Post: #17
Hi Marypamela,

I am going to India for the 4th time (this time with another travel company!). I am away for nearly 3 weeks, and I won't have the same number of meals included as you will. As a guideline, I work on £50 per day. You will need money for tips - Tour Managers (£2-£3 per day), and then you will also have the local guide, the bus driver, and possibly a busboy too! Your porterage with JY will be included so you don't need to tip whoever takes your case to your room.

On the whole India is cheap, but wine is expensive (£35 per bottle approx!). It is up to you how much you spend on souvenirs etc. - over the years I have tried to cut down and am now a fridge magnet fan. However, you will certainly be tempted in India. As so many of our clothes in the UK are made in India, it is cheaper to buy in India! Check the sizing though, it tends to be on the small side!

As you probably know by now, Indian rupees are a closed currency, and you can therefore only really get them in India. When I did the JY Kerala trip last year, a money-changer came to the hotel. For my trip I am taking a mixture of Sterling and US Dollars.

Hope this helps.

Enjoy.

Cheers,
Hils
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Post: #18
Ah - I didn't know that about Indian currency. Thanks for passing on the information. My bank is saying I should convert the money I wish to take to US Dollars. I see that you recommend taking a mixture. I'll probably do that then - rather than pay up to four conversion fees on any money I haven't used!!.
My vaccinations are all done now - so think I'm all ready to go!
Looking forward to meeting those of you on the trip.
Best wishes,
Andrew.
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Post: #19
(17/02/2018, 12:57 PM)AWebber Wrote: Ah - I didn't know that about Indian currency.  Thanks for passing on the information.  My bank is saying I should convert the money I wish to take to US Dollars.  I see that you recommend taking a mixture.  I'll probably do that then - rather than pay up to four conversion fees on any money I haven't used!!.
My vaccinations are all done now - so think I'm all ready to go!
Looking forward to meeting those of you on the trip.
Best wishes,
Andrew.
Hi Andrew
I was just going to take sterling. I've had conflicting responses from Just you about how to pay for the excursions? When I spoke to someone on the phone they said to pay in local currency but on here it says to pay in sterling?
Anyway it's getting closer - excited but nervous. I've booked my hotel (For when we return) and parking.
Did you say the the Just you rep will meet us at Heathrow?

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Post: #20
Hello everyone travelling to India

It is best to take Sterling as it is widely accepted. Why pay commission to convert Sterling into US Dollars?! But again, this is a personal choice. When I went to Kerala I only took Sterling with me and was fine.

Enjoy India

Regards

Jaya
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