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Airshow Singapore 2014

Airshow Singapore 2014

Singapore airshow (2014) was open to public visitors on 15th and 16th of Feb. I never wish to miss one of these. They are definitely an experience which barely could express in pictures. The vibe will be great and the near deafening jets and obviousl[...]
Chinese Garden in HDR

Chinese Garden in HDR

It was when Kannan came to Singapore and we wanted to give a good work to our beasts - 5DM3. I always fantasize about being there in Chinese Garden (SG), right after a heavy rain. Whole place looks at its best and makes me to forget am in a city stat[...]
Xueshan 1 | Taiwan 1/10

Xueshan 1 | Taiwan 1/10

Syue Mountain / Xueshan / Snow Mountain Its not quite often I write one here counting a trek accomplished. Especially this year, I wanted to ensure to finish a trek and a dive this year. Luckily YMCA (sg) announced Xueshan hiking in Taiwan. It was[...]
Xueshan 2 | Taiwan 2/10

Xueshan 2 | Taiwan 2/10

Syue Mountain peak Trail Xueshan hike part 1 is here Around 5am, I brushed my teeth with a cup of hot water, used toilet in that weather and got my gears ready for the day. Thermo meter was showing minus 8. My worry at that time was not the [...]
Wuling Farm | Taiwan 3/10

Wuling Farm | Taiwan 3/10

Wuling Farm At the end of Xueshan hiking, we had a stopover in Wuling Farm. It was beautiful with its colorful flowers and trees. This place is known for Land-locked Formosan Salmon Watching, Alpine botanical garden and various ponds. Also it h[...]
Shilin Market | Taipei 4/10

Shilin Market | Taipei 4/10

Shilin Night Market I spent 2 nights spending at Jian Tan Youth center and the night market was my favorite time pass after dinner time. Shilin Night market is huge and mostly not different than mongkok (hong kong) night market. It is a shopping p[...]
National Palace Museum | Taiwan 5/10

National Palace Museum | Taiwan 5/10

Taiwan National Museum Following day, I decided to stay in the same place for that night and explore the Taipei city whole day. As per the little plan, my first stop was to National Palace Museum of Taiwan. I bought a 2 day card (ticket) from Jian[...]
Taipei 101 | Taiwan 6/10

Taipei 101 | Taiwan 6/10

Taipei 101 Later took a Taxi to the nearest metro station and . This was the tallest building on earth from 2004 to 2010. Its vertically 508 meters (little above half a kilometer from ground) and has 101 floors above ground and 5 underground. Firs[...]
Taipei Zoo | Taiwan 7/10

Taipei Zoo | Taiwan 7/10

Taipei Zoo I have no idea why I visited this place. I should have straightly skipped it. Its good, but not for adults. Its huge and bit entertaining. Kids would love it. Here are some pics. May be the shortest entry in entire site I guess. :-P [...]
Maokang | Taiwan 8/10

Maokang | Taiwan 8/10

Maokong Gondola Maokong gondala and Taipei zoo are at the same metro station. From the Taipei Zoo metro station, one has to walk for 5 mins to find the gondola. This gondola goes all the way to Maokong mountain and the cheapest way to ride. Entire[...]

Our Search for a good coffee

Parambikulam | New Year 2014

Parambikulam | New Year 2014

This is part 2. Part 1 is here Parambikulam Tiger Reserve 31st Dec 2013 Last day of the year, right after early(??!!) breakfast, we crossed the borded which is hardly couple of KMs from the topslip. Topslip was looking bit pale and made me t[...]
Valparai | New year 2014

Valparai | New year 2014

"Destination is half the fun, the journey is!" Somehow this is very acceptable in our case. New Year trips always gave us the much needed break and fun time with friends. Its the mid of April of 2014 when am writing this with "appreciating" my[...]
Pondicherry New Year 2013

Pondicherry New Year 2013

2012 was memorable in few ways and mute in most of the ways. Few things am wishing for 2013 and am sure with the progress am making about programed-life, hoping I should be able to acheive them. Let me brag about them when 2014 starts. ;-) These d[...]
Palace Estate - Coorg

Palace Estate - Coorg

Wander in a new land, a walk Smell the morning dew, a sense A sinking orange sun, a memory. A Hug from a kid, I forgot everything & the rest! No matter how hard I try not have an entry to a trip that counted my birthday, I endup wr[...]
Thaly - a Bangalore getaway

Thaly - a Bangalore getaway

Ode to a drive which never ended "They said a lot Much more to see More to drive When the tyres cried We laughed - When we finished, They laughed again. Its on me! They call it Little England!"   It was my N-th year of M[...]
Sonamarg | Kashmir

Sonamarg | Kashmir

The heaven!. Have I ever written that anywhere here? Nope! We got lucky, I would say to see the heaven in heavenly way.. :P Sonamarg, first some facts. Sonamarg, actually a valley situated 88 Kms from Srinagar. Sonamarg connects Amarnath and so[...]
Gulmarg | Kashmir

Gulmarg | Kashmir

GULMARG The only place I wish I didnt go!. Place is hell dirty, dont-mess-with-me attitude guides, 2~3 hours queues for nothing and will I have good memories about this place? read on. 4th April. I hardly had 1 day for each of the attractio[...]
Pahalgam | Kashmir

Pahalgam | Kashmir

Pahalgam, I would say the best of Kashmir given Sonamarg is taken off the list as it gives access only on conditional basis. Our journey started 3rd April warm morning which turned to hot. With the busy, dusty outskirts of srinagar made it worse w[...]
Srinagar | Kashmir

Srinagar | Kashmir

The most controversial state in India. Got a whole load of books related to Kashmir, and gonna write about them in a decade (most probably) under MyViews here. For the money I spent, I could/should have chosen a asian country that I didnt land my[...]
Taj Mahal, Agra | India

Taj Mahal, Agra | India

This is the Part II of Delhi, and the important one for anyone who visits Delhi. Golden Triangle tour extends the Taj Mahal Trip towards Jaipur and their palaces. We opted for a easier package tour as I had no intention to do it on my own considering[...]

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Xueshan 1 | Taiwan 1/10

Xueshan 1 | Taiwan 1/10

Syue Mountain / Xueshan / Snow Mountain Its not quite often I write one here counting a trek accomplished. Especially this year, I wanted to ensure to finish a trek and a dive this year. Luckily YMCA (sg) announced Xueshan hiking in Taiwan. It was[...]
Xueshan 2 | Taiwan 2/10

Xueshan 2 | Taiwan 2/10

Syue Mountain peak Trail Xueshan hike part 1 is here Around 5am, I brushed my teeth with a cup of hot water, used toilet in that weather and got my gears ready for the day. Thermo meter was showing minus 8. My worry at that time was not the [...]
MacLehose Trail | Hong Kong

MacLehose Trail | Hong Kong

Well..well. well.. For obvious reasons this is one of the trip I shall never forget. :-) It all started when one of my trek mate here sent a facebook request where YMCA's HK trip for Maclehose Trial was to be covered in 4 days. It said 100 KMs. H[...]
Gunung Datuk Trek

Gunung Datuk Trek

When do people curse themselves? Not often, but once in a while.. A rare one goes here.. Its been nice 4 long years since I trekked. Why hasnt this flashed atleast once? I was really in need of a break. Note, a good break. One of the trekking [...]
Kodachadri Trek

Kodachadri Trek

My previous company (HCL) was kind enough to pick me for another memorable trek. This time we conquered (?!) 'Kodachadri Peak' which is in western ghats of coastal Karnataka.. With a wind speed of 30KMPH and a straight expose to the fierce ra[...]