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Travel Channel: Where are you going today?

Robert Taylor – February 25, 2008 03:02PM Reply Quote
Thread for discussing travel...

El Jeffe – February 27, 2008 02:59PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
need a towel boy?

What a journey.

tliet – February 27, 2008 03:13PM Reply Quote
Wow rino, that looks nice...

I'm going home today. Leaving at 10 AM this morning, we're going to visit Somnathpur Temple, an ancient complex on the way to Bangalore. That will be my sole sightseeing this time as we've been working most of the time.

Mysore is a wonderful city in the conservative south of India, people are still very much traditional. It's not quite easy to reach as the 140 km takes about 3,5 hours without traffic. I've been told that they are building a new 8 lane highway from Bangalore to Mysore and the airport will be converted in an international airport in the next few years.

If anyone wants to see traditional India 'in the wild' this city is recommended.



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tliet – February 27, 2008 03:32PM Reply Quote
DPBD

What I meant to say was:

This will probably mean that the area will change for good and not for the better. So, do it in the next few years while travelling to here is still mildly inconvenient.



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rino – February 27, 2008 05:27PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
I hope one day to have the chance to visit India. Sounds great.

El Jeffe – February 28, 2008 12:53AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Funny, one of my Deutsche podcasts is about the WHO TB report today.

this isn't it, but same info:

http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/02/who-reports-big.html

What a journey.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – February 28, 2008 03:33PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
I was asked today my a movie producer friend of mine if I was interested in spending 6 months in Japan for a movie shoot. Damn, that's tempting. I'm not having any fun at work lately. But that might be a bit disruptive on the kids.

El Jeffe – February 28, 2008 04:32PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
only if they pick up the tab, or you'll go broke.

What a journey.

John Willoughby – February 28, 2008 06:06PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I was going to warn you about all the monsters, but since Cloverfied we have our own. Damn Tagruato Corp. anyway.

stan adams – February 29, 2008 06:29AM Reply Quote
Farthest spot away from it all has real problems with "closeness":

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2008/01/pitcairn200801

Dr Phred (Moderator) – February 29, 2008 08:51AM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
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El Jeffe
only if they pick up the tab, or you'll go broke.

Oh, yeah. They'd be hiring me and paying for everything.

El Jeffe – February 29, 2008 09:01AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Do it. You only live once. Make sure to constantly wear a rising sun headband.

What a journey.

tliet – March 25, 2008 03:03AM Reply Quote
This morning I tried to check the Indian Railroads website for a train from Bangalore to Mysore. Man, I love this country. Check the screenshots.

Screenshot 1
Screenshot 2
Screenshot 3

Edit; the online reservation form is also a classic.



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El Jeffe – March 25, 2008 03:41AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Do the NEEDFUL !
What are you doing there, again?

What a journey.

tliet – March 25, 2008 03:59AM Reply Quote
Yes, I'm afraid I've got to go again. I work from home the last couple of months (no point in going to work when you're on the phone and Skype the whole day) it's really hard to get things to wrap up over such a long distance.

This project that I'm on is a show piece of how long distance projects don't really work. I've done magical things with 4 guys in a room but when you spread these people out over a long distance, things come to a standstill.

rino – March 25, 2008 07:47AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Gee that makes me really want to hire some Indian programmers.

You'd think!

johnny k – March 26, 2008 02:58PM Reply Quote
Taking the redeye to Boston tonight, through Saturday, to case the joint. Would've been awesome if the Sox were playing at Fenway (I'm staying in a hostel nearby). Gonna be a 40-degree difference.



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ddt – March 26, 2008 04:33PM Reply Quote
cool! there's plenty i miss about "the hub". if you're in cambridge, i can recommend a few bars and places to eat.

ddt

Jeff Cooper – March 26, 2008 05:04PM Reply Quote
This is about the time of year I start to miss Boston/Cambridge again. During the winter, I'm very happy not to be there.

I'm off to Chiang Mai, Thailand, at the end of May for my brother's wedding (he lives there). Aside from a one-night stayover in Montreal, I haven't been out of the country since my oldest was born in 2001. I guess if I'm going to go away, I might as well really go away.

John Willoughby – March 26, 2008 07:00PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
One night in Chiang Mai, and the world's your oyster.

El Jeffe – March 29, 2008 03:34AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Going somewhere?

What a journey.

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