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Q: Is this a Lonely Planet replacement for India travel?


A: No, think of this as an India travel hacks book. Guidebooks are massive bricks: 400+ pages that are informative but are a pain to lug around in a backpack or to sift through electronically. They also never suffeciently answer questions in detail on how to manage daily life.

SnapShot India is the launchpad for you to prepare for and get India. I also cover topics like visas, shots, etc so you don't have to dig.


Q: What's the best way to plan where to go and stay in India?


A: Online searches. Restuarants, hotels, hostels, sites, and tours change quickly in India so no book is ever up to date. I like to start with Wikitravel, Incredible India, and the NY Times blogs.


Q: Tina, what's your favorite section of SnapShot India?


A: The section on toilets and how to adjust and use Eastern toilets if you run into them. I spare you any embarrassment :).


Q: Will there be updates to SnapShot India?


A: Based on reader demand (tell me if you want this), the next version might have a section listing my top 10 trips in India. I'll also email this out so sign up at the bottom in the "packing list" section.


Q: How do I get a pdf into the Kindle or the iBooks app?


A: For the Kindle app, use Send to my Kindle. For iBooks, here is a helpful overview.


Q: How do I save and edit the All Country Packing List I got emailed from you on my mobile device?


A: Download the pdf from email or from a cloud service like Dropbox. Your phone gives you an "open with option." Open with Adobe Reader. Here you can edit and save.


Q: Thanks for writing this, but SnapShot India wasn't really for me. What do I do?


A: I live based on your satisfaction. If SnapShot is not your cup of tea, I'll refund you. Would love your feedback on how to better help you on your journey.


Q: How did you learn to ride? Tell me more!


A: My friend and awesome filmaker Shohab taught me. We often rode together. Outside of cities, roads were clear but close to cities it got crazy, like a race car video game. The most dangerous part was navigating steep hairpin curves through the Bandipur forest too close to dusk. I'd do the trip again in a heartbeat.