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Old 20th June 2008, 12:41   #46
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In addition to these stretches you also have awesome roads in Orissa (Bhuwaneshwar - Behrampur stretch) though there is no partition (This was 2000 so not sure if they have made them now) to separate the trafffic.
Well, in 2000 that was a good stretch. I've done that zillions of times, starting from the 1960s.
But now that is the only stretch where the NH5 has not been 4-laned, especially from Berhampur to Sunakhala/Tangi. It takes forever to drive on that stretch nowadays.
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Old 21st June 2008, 19:16   #47
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Boo Hoo :-( , the threads got cold it seems.

I should have done 'brake posting' like Yetibaba but the excitement in me made me post all photos like a film reel. And all the audience has vanished.

Ok Guys here are the pictures of my last visit to Goa in Jan 2008. What a time it was... first the toss down the Tillary Ghat and then the sun n' sand.
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Great one btirthankar.You love long drives dont you?

Once in an Astra and next in an Innova,and what next?
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Old 22nd June 2008, 09:52   #49
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Great one btirthankar.You love long drives dont you?

Once in an Astra and next in an Innova,and what next?
What Next? ok.. well my next trips may be
  • Hyderabad-Ooty-Hyderabad
  • Hyd-Kerala
  • Hyd-Kol
  • Kol-Delhi
  • Kol-Mumbai
  • Kol-Gangtok
  • Kol-Dhaka
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What Next? ok.. well my next trips may be
  • Hyderabad-Ooty-Hyderabad
  • Hyd-Kerala
  • Hyd-Kol
  • Kol-Delhi
  • Kol-Mumbai
  • Kol-Gangtok
  • Kol-Dhaka
So you are leaving Hyd, shifting base to Kolkata?

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So you are leaving Hyd, shifting base to Kolkata?

Abhi
Tryin to. If the business scenario can be proved improving, my co. might allow that is.
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What Next? ok.. well my next trips may be
  • Hyderabad-Ooty-Hyderabad
  • Hyd-Kerala
  • Hyd-Kol
  • Kol-Delhi
  • Kol-Mumbai
  • Kol-Gangtok
  • Kol-Dhaka
Gosh, do you plan all of these in 2008? How many have you done in the past 3 years? I guess you have earned yourself the title of being the Marco Polo of Team-BHP. Very soon hvkumar may be consulting you on road conditions.
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[/list]Gosh, do you plan all of these in 2008? How many have you done in the past 3 years? I guess you have earned yourself the title of being the Marco Polo of Team-BHP. Very soon hvkumar may be consulting you on road conditions.
Now Sir. Not all of them in 2008.

Some of the trips might be sponsored. esp the Kol-Dhaka one.

HVK is like the guiding star. When I drive, he wakes up all night and sends me sms on the route.
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....One was the blinding fog at Amboli Ghat at the dead of the night. It was so difficult that I had to crawl the vehicle at lowest possible speeds in 1st Gear. No wonder there were very few vehicles at the dead of the night..
Dude, Amboli in monsoons & winters has fog at noon.
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Dude, Amboli in monsoons & winters has fog at noon.
Now imagine how the fog would have been in the dead of night. I tried to drive upto the Kamats at 12 am only to find it closed and imagine after finding it closed in pitch dark how it would have been to reverse back the Bus that I was in, back the steep narrow road. The Kamat was looking like a bhoot bungla sort of thing... eerie stuff
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Dude certainly you are always in high spirits regarding driving and from one of the pic, you offering malted barley to the cow reflects your true high spirits .
I kid I kid , definitely you are another highway guy after hvkumar.
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Dude certainly you are always in high spirits regarding driving and from one of the pic, you offering malted barley to the cow reflects your true high spirits .
I kid I kid , definitely you are another highway guy after hvkumar.
Driving on Highways allow me to day-dream which is my fav. pastime. And when I drive at night I enjoy 'Highway Hypnosys' and surprise myself by covering large distances without even knowing I did.

I never drink and drive on highways. Though in the city its different. BTW The Cow was a teetotaler.
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Driving on Highways allow me to day-dream which is my fav. pastime. And when I drive at night I enjoy 'Highway Hypnosys' and surprise myself by covering large distances without even knowing I did.

I never drink and drive on highways. Though in the city its different. BTW The Cow was a teetotaler.
Hey no offense , i was just intending pun and nothing to pin point you baba. I do like the energy levels you have regarding driving and was just messing around seeing that pic. Take it easy
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Hey no offense , i was just intending pun and nothing to pin point you baba. I do like the energy levels you have regarding driving and was just messing around seeing that pic. Take it easy
I didnt mind at all. Hey! keep coming back.
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Great trip maite, btw how's the road from Hyd-Gooty?
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