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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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.
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
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
The Land Cruiser and its occupants at Ramada’s main entrance
Distance to Mumbai from Panaji
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Day II :20th March 2011
Ahmedabad to Gir 383 KMS (7 Hours 10 Mins)
Day III 21st March 2011
Gir-Gir 12 KMS
Day IV 22nd March 2011
Gir-Diu 128KMS (3 Hours 27 Mins)
Day V & VI 23rd & 24th March 2011
Day VII 25th March 2011
Diu- Udaipur 664 Kms (12 Hours 50 Minutes)
Day VIII 26th March 2011
Udaipur – Delhi 675 Kms (11 Hours 53 minutes)
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