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Old 26th March 2008, 20:34   #16
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You have done so many darjeeling trips, why dont you try a new one, kolkata to darjeeling in reverse gear.
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Old 27th March 2008, 12:19   #17
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Good one BP. Nice pics and would love to see more.
Would love to travel there sometime.Been to Sikkim and had plans for Darjeeling also but missed Darjeeling due to time constraints.
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Old 27th March 2008, 15:06   #18
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Nice travelouge with nice pics BP.
That 180 was SOLID, as heard in the video .
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Old 27th March 2008, 15:28   #19
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You have done so many darjeeling trips, why dont you try a new one, kolkata to darjeeling in reverse gear.
Yeah, you could also give Phankabari road a try on that gear!
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Nice 180 degree turn video, BP!! The photographs were great too!! Reminded me of a trip to Lolegaon, Lava back in my college days.

I remember we had taken a bus from Ghum to Rimbik( if I remember correctly). I had shivers down my spine when the bus was rolling along the narrow roads, with the wheels almost running along the edge of the road.

I was also very lucky to see "No Cloud" view of the sunrise over the Himalayan range one early morning from the Lolegaon Trekker's hut.
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Old 27th March 2008, 16:41   #21
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HI there,

nice pictures buddy and a fantastic place. will c the youtube video later.
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Old 27th March 2008, 22:26   #22
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Thanks a lot kaushik_s, safari_lover, XetaGLGRocks and 1000Horses
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BP bhai, that was a great travelogue yet again! Loved the 180 deg! Will give you a call sometime. I want to ask you about the roads - in particular, the Pankhabari road.
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BP bhai, that was a great travelogue yet again! Loved the 180 deg! Will give you a call sometime. I want to ask you about the roads - in particular, the Pankhabari road.
Thanks razor. Give me a call anytime and I will be more than happy to share what I know about Pankhabari
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Another nice log BP. Loved the pictures and the video. Man, I really envy you..
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Very nice travelogue and great video too
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had taken a lot of pics but can't reduce most of them to below 500 Kb
Please try this. Paste the pic on Powerpoint slide and save as-jpg file. Size would come to roughly 100kb.
And don't forget to post the pics here pal!!
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Thanks a lot shuvd and WhiteKnight.

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Please try this. Paste the pic on Powerpoint slide and save as-jpg file. Size would come to roughly 100kb.
And don't forget to post the pics here pal!!
@WhiteKnight - thanks for the tips, will try this once I get back home and will post the pics.
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Old 2nd April 2008, 23:47   #28
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ohh that 180 degree turn is really inspiring! has anyone here any idea how much (if any) damage it does to the tyres?
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@bp, open the snaps with paintbrush. Go to Image -- stretch/skew. Reduce the horizontal and vertical values from 100 to 50 or lesser, and the SAVE AS a diff file name. Play with the values to reduce the size. Just remember to use the same value for both parameters.
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@Shuvc, thanks a lot for the tip. uploading a few more pics after cropping them..

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1. early morning tea halt at Farakka


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2. breakfast + lunch halt near Siliguri


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3. On way to Darjeeling


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4. On way to Darjeeling


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5. Inside Darjeeling


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6. The famous Batasia Loop


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7. Can't remember the place :-(


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8. Mirik.. the dilapidated house on the top of the hill was once a British Guest House


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9. Mirik


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10. On way to Mirik...

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