Laura421's Guestbook



17th March 2014

Hi Laura, The cloak of invisibility!!! I think Harry Potter got to you finally. When teacher, of a seminar speaker, or a guide, a professor, or someone who is put in a position of addressing multiple people - but - has no innate skill of be
ing able to connect with his audience - it so happens that they target and focus on one person, to the exclusion of all the others listening to him. The targeted person might feel like a favorite, a chosen individual.. and sometimes, they feel embarrassed as well because suddenly, for the speaker, no one but the targeted person exists. Sorry, you had to endure this situation. But Laura, as you know very well, you are not invisible after all. It is the other person, who is unable to see you. His problem - after all, not yours, even though you did feel bad about it. Hope this bitterness will soon be forgotten and what you will bring home with you from India are the happy memories that I trust far outnumber the ones that were not that agreeable. Love.
17th March 2014

Don't know if my comment on the "invisible person" experience was sent --I lost it. Wanted you to know how we have both enjoyed your blogs. The last one really upset me. It called back experiences I have had throughout life--during school y
ears and as an adult. Never good. Always tinged with a gut reaction that the people were being "unfair ". One of the best parts of our Road Scholar New Zealand group was its inclusive, positive, interesting and supportive people. Sorry you had this happen. You are one of those people I described above. And you are a travel adventurer to boot. It is the guides loss. Welcome home.
From Blog: The Taj
16th March 2014

I was in Agra in 2007 or 2008, Our final outing before leaving India to return to the States was to see the Taj Mahal. I thought it was magnificent.. while you were there did you get a Taj Mahal magnet? Those vendors are all over the place
. keep safe, see you soonsylvia
From Blog: The Taj
16th March 2014

Sounds lovely to some extent. Are you really and truly finally coming home?
From Blog: The Taj
14th March 2014

I think you did good. Difficult not to give them all something....
14th March 2014

greetings Laura, I do remember exchanging U.S. money for rupees when I was in India. As mentioned earlier, in 3 months I will be out for summer but dont know my plans yet except for late July (may be in Honduras). My visa for India expi
res Dec. 2014 and not sure if I will go this summer. Glad to read about your adventures w/ children in India. They are precious. How did you meet your traveling mate, was she assigned to partner w/you or did you become friends and decided to travel in pairs.? Everything you write sounds so rewarding. keep it up!sylvia
12th March 2014

Sounds very unique, Laura, and here we are with 10 inches of new snow!
12th March 2014

Hi LAURA, Love the scenarios -- palaces, rajas, goats, cows and moneys, loud traffic and sweet songs of the birds --- India says, you can have it all if you just let every thing co-exist peacefully. Love to you.
12th March 2014

Still enjoying your blogs, Laura. Loved hearing about AA and their lofty and heartwarming goals. Your rooms lately sound lovely!
From Blog: Udaipur
11th March 2014

Hi Laura, Meeting a King must have been fun as is so clear from this latest blog. Love it. Keep writing.
10th March 2014

I am glad to hear from you. I have been worried with the plane that disappeared. love- stay safe.Janice
10th March 2014

Another lovely blog entry. I have to admit that a chill ran up my spine when I heard about the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines plane, just knowing that you had very recently flown out of the Kuala Lampur Airport and on that airline.
Be safe, my friend!
10th March 2014

Hi Laura, nice to see that you can step in and out of a century in no time --- Love and best...
5th March 2014

Where will you be in July?? I may be traveling around.
5th March 2014

I just got back from Myramnar (formerly Burma) and Singapore. very successful trip . Would love to meet with you somewhere this summer. July, possible but first need to plan and hear from you. Someone we will meet my friend somewhere
4th March 2014

Love the rat story. Leave to the Indians to build a temple for every creature. Keep writing your blogs Laura, they are fun to read.
4th March 2014

Love the rat story. I forget the goddess' name - did they tell you? Glad the tour is treating you well.
4th March 2014

Cows and dogs and rats! Oh my!
4th March 2014

I enjoy reading about your adventures. The family and I miss you and we are all glad your enjoying your adventures.
3rd March 2014

This was a fabulous entry. I could picture it all and I've never been to India! Thank you for being such a great descriptive writer.
2nd March 2014

Haha you learned that about the Chinese from me!!!! But I am glad you made it have fun :)
From Blog: Welcome to India
2nd March 2014

A nice glass of Merlot will take the edge off of anything. Enjoy India, but have that wine glass handy!
From Blog: Welcome to India
1st March 2014

Laura ,I have just returned from Yongon Mirnamar, and Singapore. enjoy your blog,when did you begin and when will you be in U.S.
1st March 2014

Laura, Soon you will be hitting a century...you are almost there. Have fun.

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