Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 7th April 2010, 14:10   #46
MX6
Senior - BHPian
 
MX6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: City of seven islands.
Posts: 2,882
Thanked: 210 Times
Default

Don't miss out on Keukenhoff. I was really amazed when I got to know that tulips were immigrants to netherlands. They were originally from Mongolia!
MX6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2010, 18:05   #47
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pune - Now in Munich, Germany
Posts: 759
Thanked: 105 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JVH View Post
Nice pics Pawan.

Didn't you go to Madhurodam and the Tulip gardens?
I have visited the Tulip garden but I miss the Madhurodam due to bad weather.

Quote:
Originally Posted by aargee View Post
@Pawan - Thanks for sharing. I see you're from Deutsche land, pls share some pics from Germany in addition to this. Tks.
There are already some of the photos of Germany in this thread. If you want to see the city's pics I will post it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MX6 View Post
Don't miss out on Keukenhoff. I was really amazed when I got to know that tulips were immigrants to netherlands. They were originally from Mongolia!
I went to Keukenhoff, but the sad part was the Tulip field was not blossom. I will post the pics of Tulip garden soon.
pawan_pullarwar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2010, 01:45   #48
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pune - Now in Munich, Germany
Posts: 759
Thanked: 105 Times
Default Tulip Garden

Photos from Tulip Garden Kukenhof Nederland
Attached Images
       
pawan_pullarwar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2010, 15:54   #49
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pune - Now in Munich, Germany
Posts: 759
Thanked: 105 Times
Default South Italy Matera

These are the pics of the South Italy Matera. These houses in the pics are built into caves and they are from 3rd century and still exists.



Below pics shows how houses are built into caves



Church in the Cave

pawan_pullarwar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th April 2010, 11:13   #50
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pune - Now in Munich, Germany
Posts: 759
Thanked: 105 Times
Default Zaanse Schans - Nederland

Zaanse Schans is the small village located at 15 KM from Amsterdam. This village is famous for its wooden made houses and windmill.
Attached Images
      
pawan_pullarwar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th April 2010, 11:23   #51
Senior - BHPian
 
aargee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: KATN
Posts: 4,694
Thanked: 2,115 Times
Default

That's beautiful & wonder how would people feel living in those houses surrounded with water source. Should make them real proud.
aargee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th April 2010, 17:39   #52
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,455
Thanked: 64 Times
Default

Spectacular locations & beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing.
Jayabusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th April 2010, 17:53   #53
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pune - Now in Munich, Germany
Posts: 759
Thanked: 105 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aargee View Post
That's beautiful & wonder how would people feel living in those houses surrounded with water source. Should make them real proud.
Just think of the person who are staying their. Every visitor are clicking photos of the home, must be irritating.

@Jayabusa: Thanks. Tomorrow I will upload the photos from Wax museum, they are funny. And I clicked them in such a way that they does not look like made of WAX.
pawan_pullarwar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th April 2010, 19:11   #54
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pune - Now in Munich, Germany
Posts: 759
Thanked: 105 Times
Default

Does anybody have travelled Rhaetian Railway in the Albula Switzerland?
pawan_pullarwar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2010, 11:56   #55
Senior - BHPian
 
clevermax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tvm/Amsterdam
Posts: 1,601
Thanked: 404 Times
Default

Han anyone visited the Eisriesenwelt (We call it Ice cave though it is not the direct translation) in Austria?

We tend to visit all major locations and miss small but interesting locations like his when we travel.

Photos from my visit there in 2006.

Europe photo album-100_3271.jpg

Europe photo album-100_3278.jpg

Europe photo album-100_3272.jpg

Europe photo album-100_3274.jpg

They didn't allow clicking photos inside the cave which is full if natural Ice. The guide will light Magnesium strips every now and then and then the whole cave lights up to reveal the beautiful formation of Ice. Visitors have to walk through steep wooden steps in many places. The cave is open for a few months during summer season only.

You need to take a cable car (or hike) to reach the base of this cave.

You can get more details here.

Last edited by clevermax : 10th April 2010 at 11:59.
clevermax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2010, 12:41   #56
Senior - BHPian
 
clevermax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tvm/Amsterdam
Posts: 1,601
Thanked: 404 Times
Default Hiking in the Alps!

This was something which we, as normal On-site travelers cum. sight seeing tourists, can't do all by ourselves.

Did a hiking in the German Alps in year 2006. My German friend, two of his colleagues and myself drove from Nuremberg to somewhere in the Garmisch region (where Germany has its highest peak). Started off at 4 AM from the city and we reached this place after a couple of hours of drive through Autobahn in a VW Golf.

These guys already knew the place, and the routes to get to the peak and then come down. The issue was, if we start climbing at 8 AM, we would only reach the peak by 3:30 or 4 PM!

The peak we chose to climb is called Schöttelkarspitze and it is 2050m high.

The weather was bad, it was raining and the temperatures were almost touching zero. We had to wear rain coats during the entire hike.

Parked the car, ready to go
Europe photo album-1.jpg

The beautiful valley
Europe photo album-2.jpg

Started climbing - that's yours truly walking
Europe photo album-3.jpg

At 1610m, there is a hut where we could eat.
Europe photo album-4.jpg

Resumed the climb - beautiful valley below
Europe photo album-5.jpg
Europe photo album-6.jpg

Almost there and almost exhausted - I consumed one energy gel by this time, apart from the normal food and energy drinks
Europe photo album-7.jpg
Europe photo album-8.jpg
Europe photo album-82.jpg

We collected water form the natural springs and put mineral tablets in it, this was great to drink and so refreshing.

The peak! It was just 1 degree, and windy!
Europe photo album-9.jpg
Europe photo album-10.jpg
Europe photo album-11.jpg

There was a guest book, where I wrote my name in Malayalam

Going down through a different route - a view of the peak we climbed
Europe photo album-12.jpg
Europe photo album-13.jpg

Reached the parking in the evening - all exhausted to the core. (I had pain in my legs for nest 5 days)
Europe photo album-14.jpg

The lake below
Europe photo album-15.jpg

Last edited by clevermax : 10th April 2010 at 12:49.
clevermax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2010, 13:10   #57
Senior - BHPian
 
clevermax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tvm/Amsterdam
Posts: 1,601
Thanked: 404 Times
Default Rock climbing - Fanconian Swiss - Germany

We went to a small rock climbing day to the Franconian Swiss (they call it as the Switzerland of Franconian region)

My German friend gave me and my colleague all the safety gears required for the climb.

Team
Europe photo album-1.jpg

Just hiking to the base
Europe photo album-2.jpg
Europe photo album-3.jpg

My friend briefing us on safety and how to climb.
Europe photo album-4.jpg

Started the climb
Europe photo album-5.jpg
Europe photo album-6.jpg
Europe photo album-7.jpg
Europe photo album-8.jpg
It was scary to do this initially Your life is on those belts.
Europe photo album-9.jpg

One picture on the way back
Europe photo album-10.jpg

I have tons of other pictures of popular European destinations, which I am not posting. Thought of posting something different.

Last edited by clevermax : 10th April 2010 at 13:17.
clevermax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2010, 13:45   #58
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pune - Now in Munich, Germany
Posts: 759
Thanked: 105 Times
Default

@Clavermax: I had visited the ICE caves last year. German like hiking and tracking. Once I have done 6 KM tracking but exausted on top, than took ropeway to come back.

I visited few European countries, found Germany is the cheapest to stay and to roam. Germany's public transport is the cheapest compare to other European country and it is the best. The network map of the public transport makes it very easy to roam roam around on his own.

Some time later I will start a new thread where I will explain how to roam in Germany on his own with public transport. So anyone who wants to explore Germany can fly from India and should be able to roam on his own.

Here are few pics of ICE caves from my side.
Attached Images
        
pawan_pullarwar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2010, 15:51   #59
Senior - BHPian
 
clevermax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tvm/Amsterdam
Posts: 1,601
Thanked: 404 Times
Default

@pawan: Great, you could snap some pics from inside the cave! When I visited they told it is not allowed and no one was clicking. (Only reason I can figure out is that flashes may be distracting to other visitors)

Yes, from Europe itself - Amstelveen near Amsterdam. India - Pak ODI going on

Europe photo album-100_0280.jpg

Amsterdam streets - on the way to red light street
Europe photo album-100_0297.jpg

Last edited by clevermax : 10th April 2010 at 16:09.
clevermax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2010, 16:51   #60
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pune - Now in Munich, Germany
Posts: 759
Thanked: 105 Times
Default

Yes, when I visited the ice caves, its been told not to click pics, still everybody was clicking to do I.

Roaming in Amsterdam red light district is different kind of experience. Feels like in different world.
pawan_pullarwar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Sanskari Middle Europe Trip - From Berlin to Vienna via Eastern Europe mentalmaxout Travelogues 77 15th April 2016 22:16
National Rail Museum Delhi complete album sidindica Travelogues 18 31st March 2010 15:23
List Button Wouldn't Show Album In Alphabetical Order In Pioneer 5050,6050. FeelTheBass In-Car Entertainment 20 24th March 2009 10:55


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:12.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks