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Old 31st December 2009, 01:13   #1
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Default AP to AP: In search of a white X-mas and found a street party!

We started with 7 people confirmed for the drive and several 'tentatives'. A few others who longed to join in could not due to other commitments.

As the time to start the adventure came closer, 3 of the 7 had to drop out due to unforseen circumstances.

We had orignally planned to leave Hyderabad early in the morning of 20th December but we decided to leave half a day early due to the shenanigans of the pro and anti - Telengana forces and the "High Command" adding to the confusion which threw up the prospects of bandhs, rasta rokos etc. which are the forte of our unemployed netas.

We are now more than half way through this magnificient journey and thought it appropriate to start this thread to record the amazing experiences we have had.

There has been speculation that we are having too much fun to start this thread. At the cost of repetition, my only answer to such accusations is:

If fun is freezing your **** off at temperatures that see a maximum of between +2 and -6 and the air is so thin that walking 20 feet leaves you short of breath - yes we had FUN.

If fun is trekking 3 km at 15000 feet carrying live chicken over your shoulder - we had FUN.

If fun is having your car scrape bottom in slush - we had it.

If fun is having your car suddenly spinning wheels, moving backwards and turning around like it was possessed - we had loads of it.

If fun is putting dhurries under the driving wheels to get traction and falling on your butt while doing it LOL we had that too!!!!

If fun is being in a town which is all lit up in preparation for a humongous street party to usher in the new year - we are experiencing it as this is being written.


For now we begin with the following pictures:

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So much luggage, so little space. How do we fit all of it in? Trust us, we did!


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The cockpit and beyond.


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The smooth.


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Now this was not caused by the smooth.


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Art appreciation on the highway. (Well part of it at least.)


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Where is the road?!


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Bits like this made her dirty.


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Bits like this made her jive.


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Popsicles?


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Two paths.


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These four fitted in too alongwith the baggage. L to R = Pulsar56, Ravveendrra, Ravveendrra Jr. and Absynthguzzler. a.k.a. the Tourers.

The only thing that could have made this drive/tour better was the presence of all those who could not make it.

This post is being written by all of us. We wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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Old 31st December 2009, 07:20   #2
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Let me be the first one to say, "Awesome start!" Now waiting for more.

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Old 31st December 2009, 07:46   #3
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Great Trip. Get us somemore info (pictorial info) of the place. What is the name of this place?
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Old 31st December 2009, 08:18   #4
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Very Interesting Visuals.

From Central India Deccan Pateau to some 1000 kms of Coastal, to Tropical to the Hilly confines, thats the Multiclimatic Zones that you guys have experienced.
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Old 31st December 2009, 10:07   #5
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one word "wow" .
one question
the live chicken was for cooking purpouse right?
this is one trip which definitely on my to do list (but im not sure about ur destination!! ).
eagerly waiting for more pics.

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Old 31st December 2009, 10:13   #6
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Abosolutely WOW! Awesome! Yakichiki!

Waiting for more

@ Pulsar56 - how old are you? 27?

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Bits like this made her jive.
Awesome picture. It just reminds us, what we have missed!!!
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Old 31st December 2009, 10:32   #8
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AWESOME ... !

Hats of the foursome. Its sheer courage and determination to venture on a such a long trip on road across all weather conditions. And it has definitely paid off.

Guys, you would turn out to be inspiration to many others on this forum for sure.

Wishing you a safe drive back home, and a very Happy & Prosperous New Year.

Look forward to a session of stories in the first meet of 2010.

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What a beautiful way to end the year, reading a much awaited travelogue.

Already gave it a 5* rating.
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Old 31st December 2009, 10:44   #10
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WooHoo! way to go fellas....rest assured, we will give you guys a rousing return....a TBHP hyd meet is long overdue and your travelogue and anectodes from the trip will form the perfect setting.


happy New Year and reach back home safe.

Nazim- your HDD is with me (HRH RR dropped it off yesterday)
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Ravvs, thats a wonderful begining with some awesome teaser pictures to boot. Can't wait for the full renditions and pictures of D90 and 60 as soon as you return.

Have fun in Shillong and bring back a couple of nice looking chowmein for me and RR.

Wish the AP-AP gang a wonderful and prosperous New Year-2010
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Yes, finally a travelouge in a Skoda, and that too to a desolate place like Arunachal Pradesh. Loving every moment of it. Superb pics, narration and flow. Keep it up. Glued to it.

This will go a long way in proving the mettle of Skoda on our roads and off roads.
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Hi Ravs, fantastic pictures and great way to end and start the year .. wishing your team good luck & wishes for a safe journey back and wonderful year ahead .
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Awesom start Ravv and great teasers..looks like you guys are having a whale of a time all through the journey.

Best wishes for your return and lets hear from you all when we catch up during our T Bhp meet at Hyd.
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Seems like new year party just began. Very nice pictures and i'm eager to see tons of those Arunachal Pictures.
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