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Posted December 15th, 2012 - 3:04 pm by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Sorry to say this... but the new format is driving me crazy. Am not too computer savvy and with the changes now on CS, I am truely stuck. Am planning to visit Ireland in early Arpil and am not looking for a Couch but just some pleasant company for a meal or a cup of coffee. Cannot find any 50+ CS er in any Irish city...every one is oh so young..Any help would be appreciated...maybe this is not the forum to write on, but its the one that makes me feel young ..ooh la la la

Posted December 15th, 2012 - 4:16 pm from Marsalforn, Malta
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Posted December 16th, 2012 - 5:11 am by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Thanks sims...will do as suggested...any suggestions of a central BnB or hostel in the $50 range? Malta Gibralta ond near by places aRE On my hit list nxt...

Posted December 16th, 2012 - 5:57 am from Marsalforn, Malta
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Posted December 16th, 2012 - 7:05 am from Invercargill, New Zealand
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Posted December 16th, 2012 - 7:12 am by from Morgan Hill, United States (Permalink)
Katie - here you go. Copy-paste the whole link below in your address bar, or just click on it....."Mujhhaa Karwani !!"

https://www.couchsurfing.org/search/in/map/53.70420481424079,-5.664317632340622,52.98400318575923,-6.870669767659379,8/mode/H/admin/all

Posted December 16th, 2012 - 8:03 am by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Thanks Raju...that was a gem of a post....Didnt realise that there was a column on the extreme left that asked for the details... yup I got the super young group ....take that as 50+ ...

Posted December 16th, 2012 - 7:39 am by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Thanks Carl for all the info...and I quite like the idea of running around in a vintage car!! Love driving actually and will probably hire a car when in Ireland.
I have been reading your posts with Sheila on the "flowers group' which I have become a member recently thanks to Sheilas insistence. But I complained to her that it was all Greek and Latin to me, not having any botany classes in school or college. But I am one of the lucky ones who has a garden in Bombay, right on the beach. I love gardening and often smuggle plants, roots et-al from my trips abroad.

I can understand your elderly friends reservations re the computer.I am all thumbs re the net and have still not learnt how to SKYPE with friends.

Am adding a short note which I wrote to another 50+ who also gave me advise re Dublin.
""And yes this new format of CS has me in a tizzy....am not computer savvy and it makes things very difficult. Ask my 9 year old grandson and he has everything worked out in a few seconds. Were the newer generation born with the proverbial Silver Spoon...read that as laptops/ computers/mobiles...in their mouths.
I am still stuck with my ancient Nokia mobile because the newer ones are difficult to understand...I thought mobiles are just meant to make and receive calls...now they have appt...thought that meant appointments when we were young!!!.""
Thanks again...hope we can keep in touch...

Posted December 16th, 2012 - 7:26 am by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Thanks Sims...you have been so very helpful. I will be getting to Ireland after my trip to the US...and have a week in London before my flight to India. Been to London so often, so I thought a 5 day trip to Dublin would be good. Its going to be cold and I done quite like that.... but then beggars cant be choosers...Will check out the hostels but am willing to pay more for an ensuite room, single or double. Will now do my spade work.
And it goes without saying that there is always a couch here in Bombay if ever you wish to pass this way...actually a room all to yourself...
And yes this new format of CS has me in a tizzy....am not computer savvy and it makes things very difficult. Ask my 9 year old grandson and he has everything worked out in a few seconds. Were the newer generation born with the proverbial Silver Spoon...read that as laptops/ computers/mobiles...in their mouths.
I am still stuck with my ancient Nokia mobile because the newer ones are difficult to understand...I thought mobiles are just meant to make and receive calls...now they have appt...thought that meant appointments when we were young!!!.
Thanks again...



Till later

Posted April 16th, 2013 - 1:39 pm by from Welwyn Garden City, England (Permalink)
My friend and I stayed with Jim when he lived in Cork, he's a lovely man fed us well and made us so welcome, great guy.

Posted April 16th, 2013 - 2:05 pm by from London, England (Permalink)
Katie - just sent you a pm inviting you to dinner in London but I see that I have missed you by a month. Hopefully next time.

Catherine

Posted April 17th, 2013 - 5:17 am by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Thanks Katie for your kind offer even if it came 2 weeks too late. London was cold and rainy not to mention the occasional snow. I remained housebound most of the time and would have loved to meet some CS ers. But there is always another time....I travel to London pretty often...Its so warm here and thank God for the heat.Maybe you could plan a trip to India...

Posted March 21st, 2013 - 1:47 pm by from Merida, Mexico (Permalink)
Please go to my profile and look up Michael Lyne. A real gem just outside of Dublin.

Posted March 24th, 2013 - 7:41 pm from Limerick, Ireland (Republic of)
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Posted March 24th, 2013 - 7:55 pm from Invercargill, New Zealand
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Posted April 14th, 2013 - 1:25 pm by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Thanks all you dear ones for writing in your views and help. But unfortunately when I got to London, end March, after all the travelling in USA,the weather turned real nasty. I thought -3C was just a number on the weather charts and never having experienced such freezing chilly winds, decided to give Ireland, Europe and even the London Malls a miss. Stayed at home, close to the heating and took the first flight available back to thechaos, the noise, the dust and oh the heat that is good old Bombay. Theres nothing like a hot, hot day!! So all you dear ones, if anyone wishes to visit, please be sure you have a couch with Katie.
Ireland will always be there and will surely visit soon.
Much love ...

Posted April 14th, 2013 - 4:03 pm from Tourlaville, France
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Posted April 17th, 2013 - 5:55 am by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Yves...sorry for not writing back earlier. Missed you all in Mumbai and sorry too that you had to skip my city and go on to Poona. Heard that you landed in hospital and need medical attention. Hope it was not our Indian spicy food. Believe that Meher will be joining you soon in France. Have a great trip ...

Posted April 14th, 2013 - 4:07 pm from Broughshane, Northern Ireland
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Posted April 16th, 2013 - 2:25 pm from Saint-Brieuc, France
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Posted April 17th, 2013 - 5:37 am by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Annarital..Sorry that we couldnt meet. I was not in Bombay on the very day you were to come....had explecitely told Meher this...but guess that when one travels days and dates do clash!! Was so looking forward to hear all your travel news. But be in touch ..maybe our paths will meet one day. I do travel to Europe pretty regularly, so maybe maybe...!!! In fact soon after you went to Poona I left for London and then Florida and Texas.USA was very pleasant, but brrr, London climate could be best forgotten...-3 C is just a number on the temperature charts...to experience it was unbelievably cold...Do keep in touch...

Posted April 21st, 2013 - 1:35 am from Dawsonville, United States
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Posted April 21st, 2013 - 5:06 am by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Hi Nina...great to hear from youand if it had been a few weeks earlier I would have talked to you on the phone. ..Was in Atlanta for a week since a cousin lives there.. and if you come down to India...anyplace will do...we could meet up. I presume you are Gujju...sorry, not being racist, but then we could speak in Gujrati..(others reading this post might be intrigued but this is India!!) Do keep in touch..Regards, Katie

Posted April 21st, 2013 - 5:33 pm from Dawsonville, United States
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Posted April 22nd, 2013 - 11:24 am by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Sorry Nina...thought Sheth was a very Gujrati name. But am looking forward to meeting you someday. Let me know when you get to Goa...

Posted April 21st, 2013 - 8:54 pm from Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Posted April 22nd, 2013 - 10:54 am by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Thanks for the apt advice. Hopew the next time round I will make it to Ireland. It was too cold in April...so will wait till the sun is out.