Travel Tips to India by @coryjim @yanceyu

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  1. 1. IndiaTravel Tips to % * u
  2. 2. for those who have not yet visited, this is probably your point of reference...
  3. 3. or perhaps this...
  4. 4. or maybe something like this...
  5. 5. for us, it was all of the above and more, but...
  6. 6. prior to even landing to india, was an adventure in itself...
  7. 7. tip#oneget your visa
  8. 8. little did we know you needed one toeven get into india. *thanks CAREY
  9. 9. so we had to fly from hawaii -> san franciscoto the india visa office.
  10. 10. with a cueof about100 people,it tookall dayto process,and...
  11. 11. instead of waiting for hours and hours, we took a quick road trip to visit...
  12. 12. and slideshare spreading our aloha spirit to the entire San Francisco team!
  13. 13. we also had an opportunity to share with linkedin employees about slideshare! *thanks marisa
  14. 14. since we were inthe neighborhood,we also stoppedto visit our friendnancy Duarte!
  15. 15. finally after waitingall our visas. day, we got now ON our WAY to india!
  16. 16. but, first we had to flyall the way back to hawaiiand catch our original plane!
  17. 17. tip#twotravel TO GO
  18. 18. We dont know about you,but we try to avoidcheckin baggage whenever we travel
  19. 19. so we can savea lot of time and avoid the baggage claim.
  20. 20. knowing ahead of time the VARIOUS modes oftransportation in india,
  21. 21. we only had 1 carry on and 1 bag was all we took for our TWO WEEK LONG trip.
  22. 22. tip#threebe alert
  23. 23. the chhatrapati shivaji international airport can be a little crazy at times?!
  24. 24. right outside there are many peoplewho can spot a touristfrom a mile away.
  25. 25. and may take advantage of that by taxing you to help with your luggage.
  26. 26. to be safe, do everythingyourself,or you can...
  27. 27. tip#fourbefriend a local
  28. 28. india is home to1.2 billion people. the 2nd most populated country in theworld!
  29. 29. our new friendviswanathan was more than willingto show us around,
  30. 30. and explained to us a lot about indiasexpansive culture, customs and traditions.
  31. 31. he even got us to dress up in traditional kurta indian attire so we could blend in more.
  32. 32. There is nofavor in friendship. you can demand it. - Viswanathan
  33. 33. tip#fivelearn the history
  34. 34. the historic taj mahal, one of theseven wonders of the world!
  35. 35. we got a chance to meet the 17th genartisans that helped craft the taj mahal.
  36. 36. still to this daythey practice the samemethods of cutting the various stones.
  37. 37. one tiny piece is made up of manyvarious stones toform a little circle,
  38. 38. and here is an example of a finished piece made entirely out of marble and stone.
  39. 39. the gateway of indiawas built in 1911 to welcome the king and queen of England.
  40. 40. the prince of wales museumhouses approximately50,000 exhibitsof ancient india.
  41. 41. tip#SIXtry the food
  42. 42. this interesting bread & dip calledchola bhatura was delicious! *Thank you Urvashi
  43. 43. and you cant go to india without having some authentic curry and naan bread!
  44. 44. we came across thisdonut hole shop calledmad over donuts!
  45. 45. THEY MAKE SPECIALTY DONUT HOLES FILLED AND COVERED WITH YUMMY DELICIOUS GOODNESS!
  46. 46. just be cautious of what you eat. we recommend you dont eat off the street.
  47. 47. it is not the most hygienic,but if you think youhave a strong stomachgo for it!
  48. 48. tip#SEVENdrink bottled water
  49. 49. the water in india is not recommended to drink if it is not from a sealed bottle.Photo: Carol Mitchell
  50. 50. THERE ARE A LOT OF FOOD VENDORS AND VARIOUS PLACES TO GET YOUR THIRST QUENCHED; HOWEVER, Photo: Pham Truong Son
  51. 51. WHAT YOU WANT TO DO ISDOUBLE, TRIPLE CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR WATER BOTTLE COVER IS SEALED.
  52. 52. HOPEFULLY YOUR HOTEL OR PLACE YOU ARE STAYING will BRING YOU BOTTLED WATER DAILY.*hotel Jewel of chembur did!
  53. 53. tip#EIGHTdont feed the needy
  54. 54. india has the largestconcentration of poorpeople in the worldwith nearly 70% living on less than$2.00 u.s. per day.
  55. 55. YOU MAY HAVE A FEW EXTRARUPEES OR AMERICAN DOLLARSTO SPARE...WHY NOT help?
  56. 56. because once yougive to one, all the kids show upand ask for more! photo: whereispops
  57. 57. many children see povertyas a way of life and make it a career.by supporting them is only prolonging it.
  58. 58. tip#NINEdo business
  59. 59. we visited slideshares office in new delhi, and got to know the amazing team there!
  60. 60. but the main reason why we were there was to teach a 2-day presentation workshopclick to visit:
  61. 61. to the brandscapesworldwide team about how to designempowered presentations!
  62. 62. there were a lot of laughs, fun, aha moments and design paradigm shifts!
  63. 63. tip#tenhave A GOOD TIME
  64. 64. who would have thunk that there was sucha cool place that reminded us of home.
  65. 65. listening to a hindirock band drinking indian beer at thehard rock cafe was an experience.
  66. 66. or grab a horse and carriage ride along strand road near the gateway of india.
  67. 67. have a seat and attempt todraw a painting at the prince of wales museum,
  68. 68. or go shopping at the MODERN palladium mall.
  69. 69. *bonus tip!get a driver
  70. 70. as a visiting tourist it may not be as easy getting from point a to point b as you think.
  71. 71. there are many taxis,trains and busses,but you take the chance of gettinglost or taken advantage of.
  72. 72. having your own personal driver can save time, energy and in some cases money too
  73. 73. letting you sit back, relaxand enjoy the ride!
  74. 74. *bonus tip!immigration
  75. 75. so your trip has come to an end. There is still one more thing to consider which is the immigration line at the airport.
  76. 76. Arrive really early for your flight.make sure you have all your visas, passports and paperwork ready or risk missing your plane!
  77. 77. recap:
  78. 78. get your visalearn THE historydo businesstravel TO GOtry the foodHAVE A GOOD TIMEbe alertbottled water*GET A DRIVERBEFRIEND a localdont feed THE NEEDY*IMMIGRATION
  79. 79. we had an amazing time.mahalo to all our friends weve made.we cant wait to return!#EPINDIA
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