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Old 14th May 2010, 00:25   #841
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GOA (Yet again) 2007 TRIP PICS CONTD



Pic 1: Before anybody asks, NO. I did not use my long hands to take this photo - we placed the camera on the ledge and used the auto-timer.

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Pic 2: This is what we came here for - the Agumbe ghat section!

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Pic 3,4, 5 & 6: I cleverly took the cars keys from Jagga, and off we went through the ghat section. A few views on the way -

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Pic 7: So was the 60 km/2 hour longer route worth it? Totally!

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Pic 8: By the time we hit the Mangalore - Goa NH, it was already dark. And at that time, the mining trucks had made a mess of the national highway and progress was slow and painful.

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Pic 9: We reached Goa late in the night and headed straight to Palolem Beach (where else?). The next day, at the beach -

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Old 14th May 2010, 05:23   #842
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I guess thats most enjoyable route to Goa. A bit of Ghats, Forests, Sea and office an amazing drive!
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Old 14th May 2010, 05:43   #843
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That's fantastic buddy, I'm loving it . Good to see you back in action Smartcat. I loved the pics 13 & 43, another two of them for my desktop.
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Old 15th May 2010, 00:44   #844
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I guess thats most enjoyable route to Goa. A bit of Ghats, Forests, Sea and office an amazing drive!
Take this route next time you drive down to Goa - you definitely will not be bored. However, the pictures don't reveal something - some sections of the ghat road are broken.

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That's fantastic buddy, I'm loving it. Good to see you back in action Smartcat. I loved the pics 13 & 43, another two of them for my desktop.
More desktop wallpaper pics coming up over the weekend.


GOA (Yet Again) 2007 TRIP PICS CONTD:


Pic 1: After breakfast, we drove to Margao to meet up with my Pune friend "Kulman" & a localite "tigershark" (their nicknames in the stock market forum). The meeting point was the Margao soccer stadium.

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Pic 2: We then drove down to restaurant at the Colva beach and had a long discussion on sensex, dividend yields, P/E ratios, growth prospects and management bandwidth.

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Pic 3: Jagga too was quite interested in our conversation.

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Pic 4: After a couple of hours, we went to another restaurant right next to the beach for an extra-long lunch. And oh, about a month after this meeting, the stock market crashed. And yes, all of us were busy building castles in the air at that time. From left: kulman, smartcat & tigershark. I won't be surprised if anybody reading this thread recognizes the other two characters - we do live in a small world

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Pic 5 to 10: Mission accomplished, we went back to our el-cheapo lodge in Palolem. But we simply hate the NH in Goa - way too much traffic. So we took some secret empty roads that take will take us to Palolem from Margao.

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Old 15th May 2010, 00:53   #845
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We then drove down to restaurant at the Colva beach and had a long discussion on sensex, dividend yields, P/E ratios, growth prospects and management bandwidth.
Is that English?
I am sad! I am not able to figure out what that means even though I have a degree in Economics & Management!
Being a software geek is awful! LOL!
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Old 15th May 2010, 11:02   #846
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We can't figure that out either - but that doesn't stop us from talking about it.

And if we meet up, I'm going to talk about ignition timing, engine flushing & caster angles - but that doesn't mean I know anything about cars
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Smart Cat, your route guide (map, pic-2) tells the story how extensively you have used that, its tore in most of the parts.
That's because he ripped through those roads.

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GOA (Yet Again) 2007 TRIP PICS
Pic 3: Some people truly have no road sense - jumping lanes and stopping on other side blocking traffic at the railway gate.

Pic 4: Such irresponsible road behavior really gets my goat.
Especially, if you also sport a goatee!

Nice write-up smartcat; have been thoroughly enjoying reading it. Appreciate your self-effacing humour too.
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Old 16th May 2010, 00:49   #849
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That's because he ripped through those roads.
Ripping?

I'm more of a cruiser, rather than a bruiser.
More Capt Jack Sparrow, less Jack The Ripper.
I'm a lover, not a fighter

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Especially, if you also sport a goatee!
I use DAP and Urea daily!



GOA (Yet Again) 2007 TRIP PICS (CONCLUDING PART)


Pic 1 & 4: More empty rural Goa roads, Chameli & the Sunset - windows down, camera/hands/sometimes head outside the car and a 40 kmph cruise with no music.

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Pic 5: The next day, we left Goa for Bangalore. As a rule, since we don't take the same route back, we took the usual Goa - Hubli - Bangalore road this time.

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Pic 6 & 7: Tehelka type spy shots -> These are the iron ore mines & trucks that cause all the mayhem on our highways.

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Pic 8: Jagga marking his territory.

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Pic 9: I took over the wheels once we got to the Mumbai - Bangalore NH.

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Pic 10: And then, he complains to the mechanic that his Splendour gives only 25 km/litre on highways.

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Pic 11: Jagga's "Ferrari Towel" being dried on the backseat of the car. He is also a proud owner of "Donald Duck Towel".

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Pic 12: Our car was doing about 30 kmph while the truck was doing around 20 kmph. I couldn't swerve to the right, because there was another truck coming on the right hand side.

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Pic 13: So I just waited a bit, put the right indicator, moved to the right hand side of the road & gunned the accelerator. Now what did you expect? Another Munnar?

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Pic 14: Reached Bangalore by around 8:00 PM

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Guess you are occupied by the Sedan ranking thread. Waiting for more.
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@Smartcat - though I didn't post comment, I'm following it. The sunset pics are awesome; some more for my desktop. All the more, nice locations. Keep them coming.
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@ Smartcat - where are you ? You have not updated the post since 16th .... Common buddy get them going your way.. we would love to see them
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Old 19th May 2010, 15:10   #853
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Yeah, doing some serious hardcore research work on car rankings - taking up all my free time.
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Keep us posted on the Sedan ranking after your analysis ....
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Pic 13: So I just waited a bit, put the right indicator, moved to the right hand side of the road & gunned the accelerator. Now what did you expect? Another Munnar?
Is the truck on the wrong side of the road and not bothering to keep left and let you pass?
BTW, what more damage can he do to that truck? LOL

Seems like you are very busy with the analysis threads. Hope you continue this thread soon!

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