good luck with the bar! i hope it goes well!
i haven't been up to the kashmir region, but a couple of my friends have been and had a fabulous time! it helps to have a good guide with you.
getting a visa for india is quite easy. if you have a u.s. passport, india and the u.s. have a bilateral agreement that allows u.s. citizens to get a 10 year multiple entry tourist visa for india. you fill out an application online. if you live close to the place that will process your visa, you can drop off your application and passport in the morning and pick it up in the evening. otherwise, you mail it in and get it back pretty quickly. they say it takes 3 days for non-u.s. citizens, but my wife has a canadian passport, and we dropped hers off in the morning and got it back the same evening.
but don't travel there without a visa. the airline attendant checking you in / boarding you should be checking your passport to confirm that you have a valid visa so that you don't get there only to have to come back.
having said that, a friend of mine traveled unknowingly on an expired visa to india. after a bit of hassle, the authorities at the airport in new delhi issued him a tourist visa. but at first, they wanted to put him back on a plane.
just plan a few weeks in advance and getting a visa for india should not be a problem.
Originally Posted by timothy
shiva, you're a braver (crazier?) soul than i! :)
Originally Posted by Shiva
maybe they ran out of regular tags??
oh - sorry, i think i was making a joke that wasn't very funny :).
Originally Posted by lauragayle
i think they just grab whatever tags they have the most of and put them on the handbags. what the tag says isn't of significance. the tag is just something to get stamped when you go through security.
i'm sure when this tag is put on a checked bag, it is because the bag is over a certain wieght.