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Re: Mini-DebConf Mangalore, October, time for planning?

Quoting Christian PERRIER (bubulle@debian.org):
> Hello folks,
> As I made the promise to come to one of the Mini-DebConfs in India
> this year....and this promise was made for the one planned in October
> in Mangalor....it's probably time for me to begin securing things,
> such as travel planning, flight tickets booking and getting the needed
> visa (the embassy of India in Paris was a huge mess in 2007 when I
> came for Foss.IN and I guess this hasn't improved since then...it
> takes about one full day to get the visa).

As of now, my plans are the following:

- Leave Paris on October 24th (Monday), 10:50
- Arrive in Mumbai (through Frankfurt on Lufthansa, the, by far,
  cheapest option as of now for Paris-Mumbai) at 01:00 on 25th
- Fly Mumbai-Mangalore through Jet Airways or Air India Express on
  25th morning. Probably the first morning flight as I'll be basically
  speding the night in Mumbai's airport
- Arrival in Mangalore on Tuesday 25th

Stay there in a place I still have to find. I guess the city has
decent hotels, anyway, the only "requirement" for me being essentially
Internet access. Price is likely to not be a problem. I may also rent
a car there so that I can freely do sightseeing during 26th and 27th.

28th and 29th:  mini Debconf

- Leave Mangalore with last local flight to Mumbai on Sunday 30th
- Leave Mumbai to Paris, through Frankfurt, at 03:25 on Monday 31st
- Arrive in Paris on Monday 31st 18:10

That actually leaves me with a partial day on 25th in Mangalore,
though that day is likely to be spet for resting and recovering from

26th and 27th being sightseeing or, eventually any other meet-up with
local people involved in FLOSS..though, being Diwali days, I guess
this might be quite hard to organise

That also leaves Sunday 30th opened for post-conference
activities...and even leaves opened the fact that the mini-Debconf
extends over the Sunday.

An alternative option would be arriving just before the mini Debconf
(so leave on 26th, arrive on 27th) and then spend my "two extra days"
*after* it and leave on Tuesday Nov 1st, arriving in France on
2nd. The sightseeing/local meetup things then being on Sunday 30th and
Monday 31st plus partly Tuesday 1st.

Does anyone have an advice about which of two options you would

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