Indian Passport Renewal Experience, Processing Time and Timeline at Indian Embassy in Washington D.C.

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I’m about to start the Indian Passport Renewal at U.S. Embassy in Washington, D.C. via CKGS.  This blog post as a placeholder to share the experience, timeline and processing time (and lessons learned).  Please read all the instructions before starting your application process at CKGS. There are a couple of places where things could go wrong.  I have highlighted those …

How to Pack for the Cruise Ship and Elegant Night Attire

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According to Carnival FAQ’s we can take two 50 lbs suitcase per person.  We took 3 suitcase , 2 bags and one backpack. I don’t think 3 suitcase was required (Madhu would argue otherwise). We had to add 3rd suitcase at the check-in place because we decided to take 36 bottles of water (which was little more than what was …

Here’s 2 Activities We Did During Carnival Fantasy Cruise Port Days

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Quick Recap of our Cruise Vacation 5 Days Carnival Fantasy Cruise from Charleston 2 Port Days (Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas) Booked Shore Excursion via Carnival at NAssau Went on excursion via Cab (Cheap) Cruise Month – December 2013 Activities on Cruise There are lot of things to do onboard Carnival Fantasy cruise ship. We probably saw just 25% of events …

How to Pack for a Cruise with Toddler

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Traveling on a  Cruise ship with a 4-year-old can be challenging but not as challenging as traveling with an infant ( but who wants to cruise with an infant). Being prepared for uncertainties is a great challenge in parenting. We should plan to take each and everything they might need, that they really might need all what we plan but …

First Time Cruisers – Mistakes Made and Lessons Learnt.

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Here’s a list of first time cruise mistakes we made and lessons learnt that could help you to plan your next Cruise. Sea Sickness Never cruise without sea sickness medicines. Glad we didn’t. I don’t have motion sickness and I assumed I would be ok traveling in the cruise. But my good friend advised me to take Dramamine and of course …

Tips to Book Tour Cruise for First Time Cruisers

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This is the Part 2 of Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review. Here’s some first time cruisers tips with checklist. There are several factors to consider before booking your first Cruise ship vacation. Here’s a list things to consider Cruise Destination Cruise Line Number of Days Travel Dates Departure Port Travel Budget Cruise theme ( Assumption here is Family Friendly, not singles) …

Carnival Fantasy Cruise to Bahamas Review and Experience

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We went on a cruise to Bahamas on Carnival Fantasy. Here’s our detailed Carnival Fantasy reviews and experience. I must say it was fun, unique, adventurous experience when compared to traveling by flight and automobiles. We didn’t know what to expect during our first ever cruise ship vacation, but ended-up having loads of fun. Carnival Fantasy Trip Details Ship : …