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I'm off to the doctors to get my travel needles today, eeek. I hate needles! Also I've deci...


I'm off to the doctors to get my travel needles today, eeek. I hate needles! Also I've decided to extend my stay in India for an extra couple of weeks but unsure what I will do during this time. I'm considering trying a Homestay, http://www.mahindrahomestays.com. Has anyone ever done one of these? Do you know what they are like? any recommendations? What about CouchSurfing http://www.couchsurfing.org/? I've thought about joining an organised tour through Geckos or Intrepid, but I don't like how restrictive they are. I'm not one to be told when to have breakfast, what we are doing today, etc..... feels too much like school camp for me!

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24 comments

  1. beautiful images liss! and i'm excited for your travels. how many jabs are you getting?

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  2. @setyourselfonfire ~ I just had my needles then, 3 of them! my arm hurts :-(

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  3. lovely images, have never tried a homestay in india but im sure it'll be one of the best ways to soak up their culture

    love-decoded.blogspot.com

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  4. Had the best experience Couch Surfing in Finland and Norway and highly recommend it. About to try it again in Canada in a month's time. Not sure what India would be like though...

    Good luck and looking forward to reading your travel posts!

    Roni
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    stylisti.com

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  5. I think the couchsurfing would be fun. But then again I have never tried a homestay in India, I wouldn't know the difference of it. Chose the one you think its better! Good luck! ^-^

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  6. So beautiful, I really like them :)
    xx

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  7. All of those looks are like Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl).
    Have a nice day!

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  8. hello there, lily! are you already in india?
    if you'd rather be left alone to your own devices, i highly recommend you sign up for a foreign independent traveler (FIT) program. ask your travel agent for more info. learn about the culture beforehand. as for homestay, i suggest you stay at a lodge instead. please take good care of yourself and be careful when drinking water. well, i guess that depends on which part of india you're visiting. which lead me to the question, where in india are you visiting?
    have fun!

    http://afrowrinklemachine.blogspot.com/

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  9. hi!! i have done couch surfing, me and my husband are traveling the world right now. We have couch surfed with 2 people so far and it has been the best experience!!! and the people we have met we now keep in touch with. but you need to be careful and it helps to find a place that has an extra room, but it is a lot of fun, and such a great way to meet new people. Good luck

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  10. i've never been to india so sorry couldn't give you any help there! and btw how did you manage to get some images from cosmo girl indonesia? so funny to see my native language written on the fashion spread hahaha..

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  11. I've never CouchSurfed myself, but a friend who did it in Portland, Oregon said it was great! Seems like it could be a really cool experience . . .

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  12. These photos make me totally want to get rid of my almost totally black clothing range.

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  13. Haha, I lived in Indoland for 7 years :)

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  14. Couchsurfing is always a good option for travels.
    Maybe you should register, and then see if you find anything interesting for a stay.

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  15. Gorgeous, editorial, so cute!

    And I'm sorry, but I'm of no help with the India plans...never been there, don't know much about it, don't know anyone who lives there haha.

    But apparently you can get True Religions for cheap over there since they're made in India. That much I know. But I'm not even sure if True Religions are big in Australia, do you know what they are? Haha...you probably do!

    xoxo,
    Micaela

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  16. hi there I only want to tell you this, be careful, remember that you are goint to a very different country than yours and it could be a great experience but at the same time it could be a bad one, remember how the world is right now, and choose the most safe option, maybe you don't like the restriction in a tour guide, but if they are like that is because they know their country and the risk that they have, so please be careful :)

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  17. Love these- esp the look with the bow headband!

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  18. What a cool editorial. Cosmogirl Indonesia looks much prettier than the US version.

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  19. Hope the needles weren't too bad. When I went to India I stayed in Ashrams and so not much help there. Such an amazing place. I think Carla Coulson is doing a book on India. Safe Journey xx

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  20. Wish you have a nice vacation and India trip!

    DB, Taipei

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  21. Luv the adorable spreads! Anindita, the stylist, is a good friend of mine and she def deserves the recognition. Thanks for posting such lovely spreads, esp from Indonesia's growing fashion scene :)

    Cheers,
    Dita Ajani

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  22. Hi Liss,

    Hope you're enjoying your stay in India. Please do let me know if you have any questions about Mahindra Homestays and I'll be happy to help. We've got some general India travel information over on our blog (http://blog.mahindrahomestays.com/) and lots more about the homestays there - including some videos. http://blog.mahindrahomestays.com/mahindra-homestays-on-youtube/

    Happy Travels,

    Dominic

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  23. Great pictures.
    Staying at mahindrahomestays will be a nice experience because they are reputed ones And you will have the opportunity to know culture, people, festivals, foods.
    Goodluck !!!

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