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Truck Spotting

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I don’t mean the English way of truck spotting. I mean a more interesting version à la mode India. Our trucks are whimsically decorated and often have amusing slogans.

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Written by Som

July 1, 2008 at 5:58 am

Posted in Delhi, India

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Not on the map, Part I – Getting out

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Sharing the road

Sharing the road

Last spring, after poring over several weekend getaway guides, we decided to go on a Delhi-Jaipur road trip via Sariska, a tiger sanctuary, Bhangarh, a ghost town, and Abhaneri, site of a 8th century stepwell.

It is always hard to find good maps, even in Delhi. We had to go all the way to Rajasthan Tourism Center in Connaught place to find a map of the state. And when we finally found it, we couldn’t locate either Bhangarh or Abhaneri on it. We didn’t let that deter us. All of us had traveled to remote places in India without maps. Besides, the distance between Delhi and Jaipur is only 250 kms, so even if we got lost, we would only be half a day away from home!

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Written by Som

July 1, 2008 at 1:44 am

Truckking Ladakh

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Truck ride in Ladakh

Truck ride in Ladakh

Truckking really, did you think I meant trekking?

Ladakh is the high mountain, I mean Himalayan, desert region on the eastern side of Kashmir. We lived in California then. We hiked 2000 foot mountains, several of them, for what seems like months now, hoping to trek the Himalayas. At 18000 ft in Leh, capital city of Ladkah region, we realized that there was no way we were going to breathe and walk at the same time. So, trekking was clearly out.

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Written by locomotoring

May 30, 2008 at 1:52 am

National Highway 7

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Highway 7 near Blore

Highway 7 near B'lore

The leftmost lane can be pretty slow sometimes …


Written by Sachin

December 22, 2006 at 1:15 am

Posted in Bangalore, India

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