Happy New year!
December holidays we were planning a trip to Lake Tahoe… and last min
R says lets go to Vegas. We end up in Vegas next day.
Vegas with a kid is a different experience. There is still enough to do without gambling. These are my top 3:
All the themed casinos
Circus Circus Adventure dome
Here is a compilation of all pictures in 3 days…
Tips for parents:
avoid staying in casinos for too long; #PassiveSmokingSucks
take the stroller; you will walk at least 15K steps a day
After staying a night at Kathkodam, we started out early in the morning to a place called
A journey of 182KM which would take close to 7 hours by road due to hilly region and tough terrains.
We stopped somewhere in between for rest and found a nice huge tree. I clicked this with higher aperture to get better depth of field.
After sometime when we stopped for lunch we spotted a birds nest where these birds were feeding the little ones. Both
Roopa and I got very busy clicking this wonderful sight.
Even with such long journey spirit of the group was very high as we were all eager to reach our final destination and get on to the trails trekking.
That evening we roamed around the streets of Baheswar looking for. We knew that the closer we got to the himalayan range the landscape was getting prettier.
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Place: Mackinac Island, Michigan
Date: 28th June 2008
Varun, Roopesh, Shefali and Vikram.
Duration: One day.
Staying in Michigan for over two years I had never visited one of the best part of Michigan – The “
Mackinac Island” – Place where no motor vehicles are allowed!
We did a one day trip to this place. Started from
Troy and drove all the way for next 4 Hours. For more info please visit : hispersonalbest.com
Monika had made very nice poori and bhaji which we ate somewhere mid way in a picnic spot.
After food we reached the place. We have to buy a ferry ticket to get to the Island.
The boat ride to the Island is very beautiful. It was a perfect day, the sun was out.
Continue reading Road trip to Mackinac Island!
Number of days : 4 (17 th to 20 th November 2006)
The Machine : Alfa Romeo 159
Distance Traveled : 2700KMS
Max Speed : 220 Kmph
Onward Journey: Stuttgart -> Switzerland -> Milano -> Rome
Return Journey: Rome -> Pisa -> Milano -> Switzerland -> Stuttgart
Team : Ajay Shetty, Chidananda Nagaraj, Jaffar Mohammed Shiraj, Mahesh Nagaraja and Vikram Chadaga 🙂
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Five of us had decided to go to Rome by car. I was the only driver with a valid drivers license. Our initial plan was to cover Naples, Rome, Pisa, may be Venice. With only 4 days in hand I think this was being too optimistic. I hadnt driven a car since I had come to Germany and I was waiting to drive a car, should I also add the Autobahns of Germany was another factor! 😉
Day 1: 17 th November 2006
We had booked a compact car from Sixt car rentals, and a compact car included something like a Mercedes A-class or a VW Golf. 5 people in this compact car would have been a little to tough. We decided to upgrade the car the next segment. To our luck we got a free upgrade to an Alfa Romeo 159, its a diesel car and I think it has all the features one can think about, Navigation, Parking assist, Cruise control, 6 gears, almost everything! I was surprised it didnt come with an auto pilot 😀
We guys were totally thrilled with the car! So She was my babe for the next 4 days! 😉
Continue reading Road trip to Rome
August 11th, 12th & 13th 2006:
The Fantastic 4 hit the road!
We (Ajay, One of our friends, Swaroop and I) travel from Bangalore to Tiruchchirappalli pick up Razik and head towards Kanyakumari.
Distance Traveled: 1500Kms (Approx)
Number of days: 3
Road trip Map (Click here)
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May 21st 2006:
Gang: Ajay, Ashish, Razik, Swaroop, & Vikram 😉
We guys meet at Ajay’s place pick up karnataka map and choose a route to travel. Decide to see the sunrise at Shivagange.
Route: Ajay’s House -> Mysore road -> Srirangapatanam ->Pandavpura -> Nagamangala -> Yediur -> Kunigal -> Nelemangala -> Shivagange -> Back to Ajay’s House.
Roads: Mysore Road -> Road connecting Mysore road & NH48 -> NH48 -> NH4
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