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Street Food in Thailand. Highway pit-stop from Pattaya – Bangkok (in 2010)

August 12, 2014 Leave a comment

I simply love the simplicity and the variety of food available in Thailand. Additionally never in all my travels have I seen the cleanliness with which food is prepared in Thailand, anywhere else.

These pictures were captured on our commute from Pattaya to Bangkok. I exactly don’t remember where was this but it was almost midway our journey. This was quite a bug complex with clean loos, lots of eateries, etc.
Captured in 2010.

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Toyota Land Cruiser- 10K Kms & Tyre Burst update :ODO now 145500 Kms

August 29, 2012 Leave a comment

ODO Meter reading 145500

The last update of the vehicle was at 1361xx Kms in March 2012. Since then the vehicle’s been driven 9400 Kms in about 6 months time. Of this 9400 Kms majority of the drive was done on my Delhi – Goa – Delhi driving vacation. You can read about it here.

Goa Road Trip

The majority of the jobs done/ expenses incurred on the vehicle since then(Mar’12 136K Kms) have been as follows

  • May’12 – Full Comprehensive Insurance
  • Mar’12 – Bought a single tyres Prielli Scorpion in Baroda @ 140050 Kms (explained below)
  • Mar’12 & May’12 – 2 Normal Services @ 136535 Kms & 142442 Kms. The second service was slightly overdue as the vehicle was out of station at the time.
  • Jul’12 – Bought 4 new tyres Yokohama Geolanders AT-S @ 143090 Kms (explained below)
  • Aug’12 – Changed the Air Conditioner Blower 142223 Kms
  • Aug’12 – Replaced the Spider Kit for the Rear Shaft/ Differential 142223 Kms
  • Aug’12 – Changed the Studs & Nuts for the front right wheel (apparently it had been wrongly tightened which resulted in the grooves being worn out) 142223 Kms

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Goa Road Trip- Drive from Goa- Mumbai- Udaipur- Delhi

July 30, 2012 3 comments

Goa-Mumbai 23rdMarch2012

It was 23rd or March 2012 and was time for us to head back for New Delhi Via Mumbai and Udaipur. The earlier plan was that we’ll go to Mumbai via NH17 and take a night halt at Tarkarli, I had spent weeks preparing the GPS Tracks for that area, planning the routes with the help of HV Kumar sir, however this plan was shelved at he had already been about a week since we’d left home and the children were not up to it. Me too personally had developed an inkling that it was time to head back and maybe leave Tarkarli for a later time. The homework’s been done and the trip is surely on the cards for a later date.

Taking a final look at the place we started our 2200 Kms return journey to New Delhi at approx 826AM.

Ramada Carvela, Main Building

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The Land Cruiser and its occupants at Ramada’s main entrance

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Distance to Mumbai from Panaji

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We made good time and cover 85kms were at the Mumbai Goa Border in a little less than 2 hours. Crossed the Goa Border Check Point with no issues but at the Maharashtra Check Point/ Excise Post, it was a different story. At this place I was asked to park my car and come out for inspection. This was about 7 Kms after the Goa Check Point so now I’m thinking that it can’t be the border post and must be the Excise Check Point.

Toyota Land Cruiser 80 Series Vehicle History 1989-1998

July 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Vehicle Heritage, Land Cruiser, Model 80 Series

 

The Path to Prestige

The concept of the 80 series was the combination of "Advanced" and "Top Quality" features at the highest level. However, the true reason why the 80 series gained worldwide attention was the fact that it able to maintain its original toughness of excellent off-road characteristics while being loyal to the above.

 

In 1989 regular minor changes were introduced, all in the direction of greater luxury, which led eventually to the evolutionary transformation of the ever-popular 60-series into the new 80-series.
At the time the 60-series was being driven more for leisure or family use, and as a town car, than as an off-road vehicle. Over time the demand increased for more fashionable and passenger car like characteristics.

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Goa Road Trip March ’12 – In Goa

July 19, 2012 1 comment

After 3 days of driving through almost half or maybe three-fourth the length of the country, covering 2200 Kms we had arrived at our destination in Goa, Ramada Carvela Beach Resort.

Ramada Carvela Beach Resort

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I will not go into details about how the hotel is/ was as I have posted a detailed review on Trip Advisor, so would be copy/pasting it here.

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Goa Road Trip March ‘12 Delhi–-> Jaipur–-> Ahmedabad

April 2, 2012 3 comments

Getting there

In my Previous Post I had broadly outlined the the trip we would be doing, places I would be staying, for my road tip to Goa. In this and future posts I would share the travelogue for the entire trip along with pictures, distance travelled, night halts, Fuel Consumption, etc,

The timings for all the travelling should be accurate as I’ve made tracklogs for the entire trip on my Garmin 60CSX.

16th March 2012 Delhi ––> Jaipur

We began the trip on the 16th of March from New Delhi. Having already tanked her up, airpressure checked we made our departure from Delhi at approx 2 PM. The reason for the late start was that we had decided to stay at Jaipur for the night which would help us to

  • Cut down the time and distance travelled the next day for Ahmedabad
  • Visit meet a friend in Jaipur and along with him goto Chokhi Dhani in Jaipur itself.

This drive was pretty much ordinary and we stopped for lunch at McDonalds before Manesar and then at Hotel Highway King on NH8 between Pragpura and Shahpura for tea.

Having already made reservations at Hotel Amer View, near Amer Fort, Jaipur we reached there at 730PM

The distance covered on this leg was 249 Kms in 5 Hours and 50 Mins coming to a total average speed (including stoppages) to 42.71 KMPH.

Hotel Amer View, Jaipur

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Delhi- Ahmedabad- Sasan Gir- Diu- Udaipur- Delhi, Road Trip Summary

November 25, 2011 4 comments

Its been almost 9 months since I completed my trip of Rajasthan and Gujarat, but I feel that’s its never to late to share. Since long I’d been longing to travel to Gujarat, though on this trip I visited only one part of Gujarat which is to say Sasan Gir and Diu (which technically speaking is not even in Gujarat  but a Union Territory).

In this post I would share the route I took along with the maps, distance charts and time taken for traveling. Also I would try to share the trip log in detail along with the pictures in my  future posts.

After traveling almost 1500 Kms from Delhi I just couldn’t resist the urge of clicking the following picture. This first view of the sea side is forever etched in my memory and I remember the moment like it was yesterday.

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We started the trip from Delhi at approximately 4AM on the 19th of March 2011 and culminated the journey on 26th March 2011 at 11:15PM

Day I 19th March 2011

Delhi to Ahmedabad 946KMS

18 Hours 10 Mins

 

MAP 2011 March 19 - DAY 1 DEL-AHD

Day II :20th March 2011

Ahmedabad to Gir 383 KMS (7 Hours 10 Mins)

MAP 2011 March 20 Day 2 AHD-GIR

Day III 21st March 2011

Gir-Gir 12 KMS

 

Day IV 22nd March 2011

Gir-Diu 128KMS (3 Hours 27 Mins)

MAP 2011 March 22 - DAY 4 GIR-DIU

Day V & VI 23rd & 24th March 2011

Diu-Diu 31Kms

Day VII 25th March 2011

Diu- Udaipur 664 Kms (12 Hours 50 Minutes)

 

MAP 2011 March 25 - DAY 7 DIR-UDPR

Day VIII 26th March 2011

Udaipur – Delhi 675 Kms (11 Hours 53 minutes)

MAP 2011 March 26 - DAY 8 UDPR-DEL

Total Distance Travelled in 8 Days is 2839 Kms

Total Fuel (Diesel) Consumed 383.13 Liters

Average Cost of Fuel (average) Rs.40.68 per Liter

Fuel Economy 7.41 KM per Liter & Rs.5.49 per KM

Having the opportunity of driving across 5 states and enjoying it with your family PRICELESS

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