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Old 21st August 2010, 20:27   #46
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...we have decided not to share the photos and happenings of and around our wedding on the forum. I hope you, the readers - can accept and respect that.

This blog is about some beautiful travels through Europe, travels across countries by car ...before and our honeymoon later.
When you read things like this, you know that you are with the Yeti...

The post about driving back to CDG was absolutely mast. Like most TBHPians, I am glued as well.
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Old 21st August 2010, 21:42   #47
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I do agree that CDG is one helluva confusing place. Incidentally it was the 1st place I set foot outside India.

Very nice pics from France. Epecially liked the pic from provence.

Paris in late summer looks amazing. It must be even better in the summer.
Here's a bit of trivia. The 9th pic in post 29 is of Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which is inspired by Roman archs.

Exhibit A:
YetiBlog® - Of weddings and drivings.(France, Germany, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia)-dsc_7614_new.jpg
Arc de Triomphe is another inspired structure.

One of these days I will pen down my Paris trip. Of course it wont be anywhere close to the Yeti's
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Old 22nd August 2010, 05:57   #48
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Everytime I wanted to change a lane, I made the wiper running on the dry windscreen - that was my first experience with driving on the other side.
Exactly what I used to do when I first started driving in US. Otherwise there was no other problem.
I used to maintain rules in India (seatbelts, indicator, babyseat, and all that) so the transition was seamless.

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Old 22nd August 2010, 14:15   #49
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Sam, great thread and nice pictures!

I flew via CDG twice. First trip, Had to wait for hours to catch the connection to Dubai, thanks to a delayed KLM, was re-routed via CDG from Schiphol. Next time it was a crazy run through the long corridors and the immigration of CDG behind an Air France guy to waiting DXB flight.

Paris is one amazing city. Thanks to L'Open Tour bus, managed to see some of the major attractions in a day. Champs-Élysées, Louvre, Eiffel Tower and rest was just touch and go.
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A colleague of mine, with a Brit public-school accent and about the same accomplishment in French as mine, jumped into a cab outside our Paris office and muttered "Gare du Nord". It would have been about a 30-minute walk, and I used to walk it when I was there.

Some time later, he was amazed to find the driver pulling up a the departures area of Charles de Gaulle

Somehow, he managed to catch his Eurostar train back to London!
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Old 22nd August 2010, 22:28   #51
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Ok, so no pics of your wedding - no problem. But we definitely need a picture of you in your wedding finery
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Old 23rd August 2010, 22:16   #52
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Sam i am glued to this thread.

All your blogs are just Superb! now continue with the rest of the story
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Old 23rd August 2010, 22:31   #53
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We all are waiting man, Inteha ho gayi....intezaar ki...
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Old 23rd August 2010, 22:45   #54
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Originally Posted by anekho View Post
Exactly what my dad says. He finds it incredibly stressful driving in Sweden, but Chennai? That's a peice of cake!

Nice log Yeti, looking forward to the rest!
I agree 100%. It's so easy to drive in India. I had driven thousands of Kms in Europe, but I have to admit that it was little more stressful and real FUN! All that stress and concentration you take initially is worth it - for a drive through Autobahn once you get comfy with the LHD and rules you have to follow.

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Old 23rd August 2010, 23:01   #55
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Originally Posted by Sam Kapasi View Post
Did not anyone advise you to cut your hair?
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Old 24th August 2010, 10:43   #56
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Hi Sam, Enjoying your story and here is vishing you bot vell though you have bahned it.

A quick question though. How are you managing to update things. I dont mean in terms of time, rather your internet connectivity. Am planning a trip in europe and looking for a decent mobile internet.

Cheers... Sathya
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Old 24th August 2010, 10:45   #57
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I hope to add some more pictures on this thread if the Yeti allows me.

I will be catching the Yeti Wedding live - no pictures of the same though. But I will post pictures of the Yeti's sasural town IF and WHEN I get time.

I leave tonight to catch the Yeti getting married. Will wish him on everyone's behalf here

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August 28th!! That's going to be a RED LETTER day in the history of Team-BHP! finally!
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On my way to work today, i was hoping for another chapter to be posted.... This is how much I (and alot more) are glued to the Yeti Blog.
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Old 24th August 2010, 14:39   #60
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Thank you Sam for bringing back good memories of my trip to Paris in the summer of 2008.

With the L'Open bus tour , partly Metro and partly on Foot I was able to cover most parts of the Paris on a long weekend, however I do agree that it take more than a few days to sink down into the place and start appreciating the beauty of the city.
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