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Mar 2, 2020 - COVID-19

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND This was not our first brush with a disease, while travelling internationally, that threatened to become widespread, possibly a pandemic. We were in Buenos Aires, after spending two months in Mexico, and almost four months in Chile and Argentina. The headline news on CNN on April 26, 2009 was all about a new strain of swine flu that was making people very sick in Mexico and there had already been some deaths attributed to the disease. The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta was concerned that this might be the...

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Mar 2, 2020 - Exploring Old Ahmedabad

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – India chapter Gujarat has to say about the House of MG Walks: “The House of MG heritage hotel offers two excellent guided walking tours. The Breakfast Walk (7:30-9:30am), offered October to March, covers the old city’s highlights and ends at the hotel where breakfast is served. The Heritage Night Walk (night walk 9:30-11pm), offered year-round, gives a glimpse of some of Ahmedabad’s historic neighbourhoods at night, including the markets of Manek Chowk. The Siddi Sayed Mosque One of...

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Mar 1, 2020 - The House Of MG

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – India chapter Gujarat has to say about the House Of MG: “This 1920s building – once the home of textile magnate Sheth Mangaldas Girdhardas – was converted into a beautiful heritage hotel by his great-grand-son. All the rooms are vast, verandah-edged and masterfully decorated, with homey yet luxurious ambience. Service is first-rate, there are two excellent restaurants, and the indoor swimming pool and gym are divine. Don’t miss the antique textiles gallery on the first floor. You...

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Feb 23, 2020 - Exploring Gujarat With Flamingo Tours

@@@@@@@ We booked out ticket to India almost a year in advance because the Aeroplan reward business-class seats are in great demand. However, while we were travelling in Croatia in the fall of 2019, we began to think about what part of India we would like to explore after the 50th Wedding Anniversary celebrations for Anil’s older brother and his wife were done. We’ve been to India so many times, and we like to add on travelling somewhere else in the country so that the trip isn’t just a ‘tour of the living rooms’. This a phrase our daughter...

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Feb 21, 2020 - Evening Heritage Walk

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here a little information I’ve taken from the MG Guided Walks brochure: “Ahmedabad is one of the fastest growing cities in India. it is also the city with buildings designed by architect Le Corbusier and a Management Institute designed by Louis Kahn. These buildings are a symbol of how seamlessly the city has embraced the present while being rooted in its heritage. It is a city with a ‘living culture’ dating back to 1411 when it was founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah on the banks of the Sabarmati river. It has some of the...

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Feb 21, 2020 - Happy Birthday Donna!

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – India chapter Gujarat has to say about the House of MG and Gujarati cuisine: “House Of MG – Heritage Hotel This 1920s building – once the home of textile magnate Sheth Mangaldas Girdhardas – was converted into a beautiful heritage hotel by his great-grandson. All the rooms are vast, verandah-edged and masterfully decorated, with homey yet luxurious ambience. Service is first-rate, there are two excellent restaurants, and the indoor swimming pool and gym are divine. Gujarati...

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Feb 21, 2020 - Sabarmati (Gandhi's) Ashram

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – India chapter Gujarat has to say about Sabarmati Ashram: “Sabarmati Ashram About 5km north of the centre, in peaceful, shady grounds on the river’s west bank, this ashram was Gandhi’s headquarters from 1917 to 1930 during the long struggle for Indian independence. It’s said Gandhi chose this site because it lay between a jail and a cemetery, and any satyagrahi (nonviolent resister) was bound to end up in one or the other. From here on March 12,1930, Gandhi and 78 companions set out...

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Feb 19, 2020 - Ahmedabad

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – India chapter Gujarat has to say about Ahmedabad: “Ahmedabad is Gujarat’s major city and a startling metropolis with a long history, many remarkable buildings, a fascinating maze of an old quarter, excellent museums, fine restaurants and fabulous night markets. Yet the old-world charm is all but swamped by 21st-century traffic, crowding, pollution and the usual extremes of wealth and poverty. Many travellers stop off briefly en route to Rajasthan or Mumbai, sneaking in a visit to...

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Feb 18, 2020 - Gujarat State

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – India chapter Gujarat has to say about reasons to visit Gujarat: “Gujarat, why go? Barely glimpsed by many travellers scurrying between Mumbai (Bombay) and Rajasthan, Gujarat is an easy side-step off the well-beaten tourist trail. While the capital, Ahmedabad, retains some charm amid its chaos, the countryside holds most of this state’s treasures. Traditional artisans in tribal villages weave, embroider, dye and print some of India’s finest textiles. Pristine parks harbour unique...

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Jan 27, 2017 - Heritage Walk Ahmedabad, Explore Heritage of city

I went for "Heritage Walk Ahmedabad" city tour with group of photographers and travels and we started our journey from old temple at kalupur ahmedabad. this tour going to showcase us old city and heritage places of ahmedabad. fun of tour is, its by walk so you can explore more if you are true traveler or photographer. Every streets of house is called pol and every pol has above kind of structure to feed birds and those are also unique by every pols and best heritage part because now a days no one care for birds but years ago every street...

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Jan 20, 2016 - Train to Ahmedabod

 1/20 Said goodbye to C & L, walked a block to the bus stop and by 10:30 a.m. we were standing in the train station waiting for our 11:20 train which arrived at 11:45 & left at 11:55! On the train an Indian couple (retired) introduced themselves and told us their daughter lives in Vancouver (married a teacher who was her teacher at a Catholic school in India) and their son, an engineer, is living in Boston. Very nice chatting about family and current affairs (cost of medical in US & Canada, etc.). Mari and I played rummy  for several hours...

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Mar 3, 2013 - Ahmedabad

Wednesday, February 27 Today we headed south from Mt Abu and crossed into Gujurat, another state of India (they have 37). We stopped at the border to pay the entry tax (I think it is a road tax). We had the twisty drive down the mountain, then got on a freeway. Our sightseeing stop of the day was at Modhera, so we got to find our way there. Kana is not familiar with Gujurat, and road signs are sometimes cryptic, so he asked directions a few times, and we found our way. The site we wanted to visit was the Sun Temple. We wanted to see an...

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