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India ;here we don't come☹️️

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grannylyn65 Sat 15-Oct-16 13:05:16

Know you will be disappointed at ne as ai am after the wonderful encouragement and support. Plans going well , lots of clothes and shoes bit by bit, visa got, injections done.

THEN the worst fortnight of my life, been throwing up for 6 days, and this the follow on from 3 weeks, 2 before that. Can't stand thought of it happening in India as am unable to leave bed at these times . gp now advises against it and have lost 3/4 of holiday cost, maybe little from insurance as I hav a named condition
There are no words 😔

Jalima Sat 15-Oct-16 13:13:09

Was the condition diagnosed before or after you organised the trip grannylyn?

Sorry to hear that; can you ask the travel company if they could arrange a trip nearer to home instead a bit later on if not a refund?

grannylyn65 Sat 15-Oct-16 14:02:07

Absolutely not, 0r put towards another.

Luckygirl Sat 15-Oct-16 14:41:16

Hope you will be feeling better soon - India is no place to be if you already have an upset tummy! flowers

Jane10 Sat 15-Oct-16 15:33:11

Oh what rotten luck. I'm so sorry to hear this grannylyn. All you can do is be philosophical about. I hope you recover from that nasty bug

gillybob Sat 15-Oct-16 16:01:09

I am so sorry to hear you have been forced to cancel your trip grannylyn65 . Such a shame and as others have said, rotten luck.

This has happened to me a couple of times in the past as like you, I have an ongoing health problem that is declared (but not covered) on my travel insurance.

silverlining48 Sat 15-Oct-16 18:13:36

I hve hAd to cancel two long haul holidays previously due to inner ear problems resulting in violent vomitting and dizziness, one only the dAy prior to departure. I was so upset. you must be too but You wouldn't want to be away on holiday with this going on but what a disappointment for you.
Hope you can arrange another trip another time.

DaphneBroon Sat 15-Oct-16 18:19:00

sadto hear this, but to be very unoriginal "Better safe than sorry" flowers

Bellanonna Sat 15-Oct-16 18:59:49

So sorry granny especially after all the encouragement. I know this doesn't help but an old friend fell over in her garden, knocked down a piece of statuary from its plinth, and ended up with such a bad leg ulcer that she had to cancel a trip to Borneo and lost £3ooo. I said, oh they'll give you a discount t on another holiday etc. No, unfortunately the accident happened just before she renewed her insurance. She didn't think to declare it because well, it was only a fall and she'd recover soon. She hadn't heard of leg ulcers. She's still recovering, three months later. I'm so, so sorry for you. It's rotten luck but hope you can arrange another trip in the U.K. that you feel happy with. Horrible things do happen, we all get them but we eventually get over them. Best of luck for a quick recovery from that horrible bug. Damn all bugs.

grannylyn65 Sat 15-Oct-16 19:02:55

Thanks all, am hoping to get a bit back maybe 30% xx

Deedaa Sat 15-Oct-16 20:15:16

I know how you feel granny we had a holiday booked in Italy a couple of years ago and had to cancel when we were both struck down with Norovirus a few days beforehand. Luckily we knew the hotel very well and they didn't charge us for the room, but we lost the price of the flights and it was the last time DH was really well enough to think about having a holiday.

Judthepud2 Sat 15-Oct-16 20:32:35

What a shame grannylyn! I feel your disappointment! Perhaps for the best but it would have been a wonderful holiday if you had been feeling ok.

TriciaF Sun 16-Oct-16 10:34:13

grannylynn - I wrote a long reply to you, and lost it!
Just to say I sympathise with you and hope you're feeling better.
I know how much preparation is needed before going to India, I've done it twice. Expensive too.
I had to cancel a visit to UK in May, and got nothing back.

jollyg Sun 16-Oct-16 10:47:25

There is always a next time. India is NOT expensive.

Read today that in Benares, Varanasi, at an ashram 3,000 people were expected at a function........ 70,000 turned up, 30 dead. Trampled underfoot.

India is like Marmite.... nuu said

grannylyn65 Sun 16-Oct-16 10:59:26


TriciaF Sun 16-Oct-16 11:39:05

Expensive? I had to pay for the visa, the injections as well as the flights. Son paid for the internal flights.
Agreed - once you're there everything is very cheap by our standards.

Stansgran Sun 16-Oct-16 11:52:34

So sorry for you. We have a long distance holiday booked next month and it always seems to be the world suddenly goes against us a couple of weeks before.

grannylyn65 Mon 17-Oct-16 09:49:29

Travel insurance? Ha ha
Lost £1500 plus flights 😠

Jane10 Mon 17-Oct-16 09:58:39

Oh dear again. BTW are you the person who adopted 2 lovely black cats or am I imagining that?

Nandalot Mon 17-Oct-16 10:30:43

So sorry for you. Very disappointing. I do hope the insurance company will be kind and that one day you make it to India.

grannylyn65 Mon 17-Oct-16 10:45:07

Yes, cats providing lots of comfort!! Up on lap a lot!

Jane10 Mon 17-Oct-16 15:14:55

I'm sure those boys with be a comfort for you. At least they'll be glad you're staying put.

Don't forget the old saying 'whats for you won't pass you by.' You'll get to India one day if that's meant to be. Oops. Seem to have come over all philosophical!

granjura Mon 17-Oct-16 16:16:24

Oh what rotten luck- I am so sorry. Don't you have travel insurance that will cover the loss, if you get a doctor's certificate? Not that it would help with the frustration- but at least it would be something so you can plan another perhaps 'easier' trip for when you feel better.

We should cancel our trip to Cape Town due to the fast falling £ - but most of it has been prepaid and no insurance would cover for Brexit!!! So perhaps our last trip for a long time- but with DH's 70th BD and our 45th wedding anniv- we are going- come what may.

Hope you get to go on a really pleasant other trip even if nearer asap. x

rubylady Mon 17-Oct-16 17:29:20

What a shame granny, you really don't deserve this at all. It's not just the money, it's the expectation and excitement of it all, planning where you would go etc. I really feel for you. India sounds like a fascinating place to visit. And £1500 is a lot of money to loose out on with nothing to show for it. sad for you. flowers to cheer you up.

I have given up for the moment going anywhere other than on my settee. I have ventured to the seaside in March, had to come home earlier than planned, and then only went to the spa for two nights and came home after first night due to health. So no more for now, I'll stay put and watch Michael Palin wandering the globe instead. smile

NanSue Mon 17-Oct-16 19:19:06

Oh no! Such bad luck. This is the one thing I worry about when we have booked travel in advance. Get well soon flowers