Entries Tagged as 'Travel'

We had a wonderful trip to Switzerland and had quite a few surprises, some pleasant and some not so pleasant. Besides the beautiful double rainbow we got to see during our drive from Geneva to Montreux, here is a quick look at the rest of them: Stroller Friendly: Every place that we went to in Switzerland, […]

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Based on our experience on our first visit to Switzerland, this post is aimed at helping people planning to go on a self guided tour in Switzerland. Self Guided Tours in Switzerland can make your life wonderful because it gives you the flexibility to go where you want and when you want, as long as […]

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Got a chance to spend some time reading up about Switzerland and am trying to compare India and see the difference. 1. Switzerland has not been in a state of war for almost 200 years. They did not participate directly in World War I or II. India already has three wars to its credit in […]

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Based on our experience on our first visit to Bali, this post is aimed at helping people planning to go on a self guided tour to Bali. Self Guided Tours in Bali can make your life wonderful because it gives you the flexibility to go where you want and when you want, as long as you are […]

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Happened to be at the Changi International Airport in Singapore for a few hours during my recent visit to Singapore/Malaysia and had a wonderful experience there. As this was my first visit to the Changi airport after 12 years, and since a lot of friends suggested we spend some time at the airport, we wanted […]

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Autos and Meters

December 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Finance, General, Travel

Every one in Chennai knows that people have given up on the Government to do anything about the issue with Auto-rickshaws (known as AUTO in India) and their refusal to ply with the meters to calculate the fares. Every single person involved in this system (the passenger, the auto driver, the owner of the auto, […]

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I am spending more time with my son with his school work, especially helping him learn Hindi. Kids in his grade are learning about quite a lot of places – for example, he has a chapter on Mummies in Egypt, another chapter about the Mettur dam on the River Kaveri in Tamil Nadu, and also […]

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Sunita Williams, the departing commander at the International Space Station (ISS) has given a guided tour of the ISS in this 25 minute video. I liked the clarity with which she has presented this, attempting her best to explain it limiting the use of the technical jargons as much as possible, in simple terms.   […]

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I got a chance to watch the TED video presentation by the Mayor of Rio di Janeiro in Brazil, Eduardo Paes, about his recommendations on the City of the future. Rio di Janeiro also has won the bid to conduct the 2016 Summer Olympics, beating the top challenges from Madrid, Tokyo and Chicago. Eduardo speaks […]

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Yellow Fever Vaccination is an important topic that comes up for discussion whenever you plan to go to Africa. Just landed in Nairobi, Kenya and to my surprise, they did not even ask a question about Yellow Fever Vaccination papers. Before our travel, we were told four different stories by four different people. The first […]

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