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Oct 20, 2012 - India day 3
Today I worked out in the fitness area and than joined Shari who was relaxing out by the pool. We left the hotel by taxi this time and headed for the Colaba district, which is at the very tip of Mumbai and where most of the tourism of Mumbai happens. Here you'll find the Gate of India, famed Taj Mahal Palace hotel, tour offices, the embarkation for Elephanta island (Buddhist caves), and scores of restaurants, cafe's and small market stalls all squeezed into and around the hodge podged British architecture. The taxi dropped us off near the...Jump to full entry
Oct 18, 2012 - India!
After another 10 hour flight from the Netherlands we arrive in India at about 11:30 pm. We are late as Delta decided to upload new navigation software while we were all sitting on the tarmac. It would seem that they could do that during a regularly scheduled maintainance, but whatever, we're here. The plane unloads into a fairly typically large Int'l customs hall, we wait in a line for about 40 minutes, lots of people watching, Shari speaks to an Indian man who grew up in Pittsburgh but is now working out of his Mother Country, he says "boy...Jump to full entry
Aug 31, 2012 - Mumbai
The overnight train was an experience but soo much fun we were in 6 bed bays so a set of two, triple bunk beds – I was in the middle one which was nice and in with a nice set of people. We sang, ate and played cards until 11pm when the lights went out for bedtime. I went to sleep straight away surprisingly and woke up at 7.45 with a very stiff back but other than that was a good experience for me. Lots of people didn’t manage to sleep much at all. We got to Mumbai at 8am and headed straight to the hotel to dump our bags. The hotel was nice...Jump to full entry
Aug 20, 2012 - The Cat...
Just a short entry. Plane was delayed slightly but that was ok because Mumbai airport is actually quite good. The flight was fine except for a crying baby all the way but for only 3 hours and back to RAK we didn't much care. Navayan picked us up and we were back in our apartment by midnight, after nipping to Al Saif Supermarket at the bottom of our block for some milk and bread and also having a chat with Saeed who...wait for it...hugged us!!! He isn't very demonstrative usually but he gave me a whopping great hug and looked slightly...Jump to full entry
Aug 17, 2012 - Navi Mumbai...again!
Well, where to start!! We went to Ancestral Goa which was great for the whole 50p each it cost us to get in! Interesting exhibits about Goan life through the ages and the largest Laterite sculpture in India. Rain held off again until we left which was good. Came home and had dinner at the Pentagon Restaurant again. Watched House until we went to bed. Left Majorda at about 11.30am and headed east through Goa and then North to Belgaum. Lovely road through the mountains and we felt more confident having a working horn and a new tyre! Reached...Jump to full entry
Aug 6, 2012 - Taurus and Pisces Compatibility
Taurus and Pisces Compatibility Taurus and Pisces make lovely relationship as both of them are very affectionate and caring nature. They both have qualities that are much appreciated by other one. Taurus people have firm nature while Pisces people are kind and simple nature. Taurus people want to achieve great heights thus they are constantly working on it. They show amazing dedication for it. They are strong and courageous enough to fight against any odds. They want to earn good amount of money before retiring so that they can make their...Jump to full entry
Aug 6, 2012 - Leo and Sagittarius Compatibility
Leo and Sagittarius Compatibility Leo and Sagittarius both tend to have easy relationship as they both have similar personality traits. They both are highly optimistic people and show enthusiasm for everything. They like adventure and challenging life and for that they can take any risk. They can be pretty much reckless too. Leo and Sagittarius both have many enjoyable moments due to their witty nature and social nature. They both can have dramatic nature; Leo people like to dictate others while Sagittarius people can talk on philosophy and...Jump to full entry
Aug 4, 2012 - Aries and Sagittarius Compatibility
Aries and Sagittarius Compatibility Aries and Sagittarius both have many similarities between them which make this relationship easy to work. They both are highly instinctive and independent people. They both are optimistic in nature and prefer to neglect any negativity. Due to such common traits they both will show respect to each other. Aries and Sagittarius both are impulsive in nature; they always do things which look adventurous to them. They both will enjoy traveling and playing outdoor games with each other. Both of them have good...Jump to full entry
Aug 1, 2012 - Dona Paula, Goa
Ok, so India is great but as expected the driving is CRAZY!! Fun though! The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel was fantastic as I said previously. We got a room upgrade which was nice and everything about it was wonderful. Had a heritage tour and the guide was brilliant. Met up with Ramona who is in charge of HR at RAKESS and had dinner out with her at a Rajastani restaurant - different and very tasty. They give you a tray with lots of little bowls on it and then waiters fill the bowls up with food. You eat what you like and try everything and they...Jump to full entry
Jul 31, 2012 - India
Long overdue I know but really just been working and enjoying ourselves in the UAE. Now though we are in...INDIA!!! Arrived evening of 27th July in Mumbai, got a cab to our hotel which was in a rather run down area near the airport but hotel room was great - compact and bijou!!! Had a great curry at a local restaurant and a beer in a local bar where we watched Indian Idol!!! Next morning, got photos and a sim card for phone and headed to The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - AWESOME!!! Real 5 star luxury! Lots more to say but our rental car has...Jump to full entry
Jun 14, 2012 - Finalizing the Itinerary
We need to plan for 13 nights in Switzerland. So far we have shortlisted these cities: Zurich Bern Lucerne / Mount Titlis , Pilatus Zermatt /Mattehorn Lugano Montreux Interlaken / Jungfrauoh Lussane Geneva Gruyere We are done with our hotel booking s for Zermatt and Zurich. Lucerne and Interlaken still remains. For some reason ,Interlaken seems very busy around 30th June-2 July. We hence may move ahead our trip to Interlaken in the week after. I need to detail the places for sightseeing within every city and close by. While planning , it...Jump to full entry
Jun 13, 2012 - Step 1- Schengen visa done!
Hi! Just got the news that Pranay and my Schengen visa is done! What a relief!! Being the pessimist that i am, i have not done any preparation for the trip as yet. But now , its time to swing into action.. finish the hotel bookings for Interlaken and Lucerne, inform people of are schedule and SHOPPING! Also found this "mytripjournal" after some searching on the net. Hopefully , this will be very useful to quickly update as we proceed with the tour! Looking forward to blogging.. ChinmayeeJump to full entry