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good point, Hanane - Last year I ran to a shop and bought some prepaid sim cards and distributed around. They are very cheap these days, and you get as much as you pay for in phone credits...
... so one good idea to keep in touch is to have everyone unlock their home phones or bring a spare device and put a local sim card. It is really helpful.
I guess I have Sunday (Dec 7) to go for somewhere not far away... if others are on the same situation, one idea would be to have the group around Hyderabad neighborhood on Sunday.... please, please?
I hope to arrive on the 30th of November, in order to be coherent by the time meetings start (I am not good at such long travel). I hope to leave on the evening of the 9th. Charity, and anyone else I would be very interested in local sightseeing on the 1st, 7, 8 and 9. I suspect Agra (Taj Mahal) is a bit far for such a short time. But there are some interesting places to see in and near Hyderabad.
Here's my flight schedule to/from Hyderabad. If you are traveling on the same Lufthansa flight , do let me know so that I can try to get you into the Star Alliance lounge .
Frankfurt / Hyderabad
Depart Frankfurt : Nov 29th, 11:25 - Lufthansa LH 752
Arrive Hyderabad : Nov 30, 00:30
Duration: 8h 35min
Hyderabad / Frankfurt
So one can hardly leave anything as a surprise, can he... :o)
We will arrange a group city-tour (bus; with short stop for registration at the venue) on 2nd, whole day. Chance for everyone to see Hyderabad and have a nice party-time all together ;o)
On my private plans, I will arrive on 1st early morning and stay by 14th. Kati I like your plans afterwards, I will probably join you fully - Agra/Taj Mahal, Delhi, Rajastan...
I see Marilia will probably join as well, and Mina (from Belgrade office) possibly.
All others welcomed as well! (if not further than to Taj Mahal on 8th at least).
Kati is there a direct flight from Hyderabad or only via Delhi? Do you have some details?
I am in contact with the local travel agents to check for different options. They told me it is the best time now to see Taj Mahal and Rajastan, rather then southern India. So be it :o)
Once I know more I will let you know.