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Old 21st April 2011, 16:21   #76
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I had decided not write anything till the very end. But the photos you have shared are truly amazing and breathtaking. Thanks and hope we get lots more. I need not say anything about the narration. It is as usual , the best. Waiting for more update.
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Old 21st April 2011, 16:22   #77
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Actually I have rented a car not long ago in France with my Indian card license.
That may happen but I believe it is not the rule. My failsafe way is to email the Car renting companies about the rental with Indian DL in English, and usually they take their time but give the "correct" answer. I did this in US first, then in Germany, and later for France.
Mind you, I have driven all over Austria and even into Italy on my Indian DL, but my car was rented in Germany, and I didn't know rules are different in Austria etc at that time.

BTW, IDL is an "official" translation of Indian DL in a large number of languages as per some UN convention. So, even if one gets an IDL, you must have your DL to qualify for a drive.

PS - Great travelogue and story as befitting Yeti standards :-). Enjoying it thoroughly.

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Hi!



The IDL (international driving licence) is useless and pointless. I've never had one.
I agree with you Sam, in US once I was carrying IDL and was pulled over, they insisted on license and gave the IDL back. IDL is useful only if you are going to a country where English is not understood.

Sam, what a travelogue, I am hooked to it!

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Has anyone noticed that this is the FIRST (post 72) pic of Mrs Jenny KAPASI.

The flower ain't bad either. LOL.

God bless,
Sonu
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Something that our lounges and restobars try so hard to replicate, this feeling. We're at the source!
A dig at Olive Bar and Restaurant?

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I missed the exitement for one and a half days. This thread is already six pages old by the time I see it.

Sam, its great to have another Yeti blog after such a long time.
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Feel like saying "I've grown up reading Sam's blogs on Team-BHP"

Simply one word Sam, beautiful.

The entire town painted in white reminds me of an argument I had with the owner of an upcoming housing society, that you should standardize the shapes and colors of all houses and it will turn out to be damn good looking society, but the concept of beauty in a certain conformity is alien to most of us Indians.

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The place really looks surreal, especially the evening shots! Do you have similar shots of the hotel taken from the sea, by any chance?
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Has anyone noticed that this is the FIRST (post 72) pic of Mrs Jenny KAPASI.

The flower ain't bad either. LOL.

God bless,
Sonu

No,Mrs.Kapasi's pics first appeared in his wedding blog.
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OOOOhhhh!! this place is a photographer's paradise Sam, did you ever think of a career as a writer or a poet?! You have a natural flair for writing Go on with the excellent write up... we are enjoying every bit of it! And yes, this time we want more photos in every post.
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Excellent write-up Sam. Thoroughly enjoying it as well as the pictures. Some of those sights truly are unreal. Keep it coming. Cheers
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So finally Yeti back to work. Good to see you writing after long time sam.

Enjoyed reading all your posts and those nice pictures are treating to watch.

Good luck and keep it up.
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Shall we go down?

Down of course means to drive our little Peugeot into the lower settlements, areas of vineyards and different architecture. It is too cold to walk around and driving around seems to be the plan of the day.

Why not?

The little roads winds and takes us down to the vineyards at sea-level.
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The rather odd looking windmills we find in the area.


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And the houses are, well. Caves. Perfectly cut into the hillside, perfect little hobbit holes for pete's sake. Hobbits!!

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Don't let the front of this house fool you. It's no house, it's a cave hole, cut straight into the mountain and a nice fascia has been built. Amazing!!
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@sam

The more I look at the pics the more I fall in love with the place.

such an surreal place.
on the first look of pics it looked like the places I see in my dreams.

after reading your posts regrads to DL felt like to kick myself cause i was offered to drive M3 in Frankfurt by my dads college and i rejected it thinking indian DLs is not allowed in Germany
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If you can't make babies because both of you are the same gender, you should go to Mykonos.
Take your shirt off, ride the ATV all over the island. Perfect.
Interesting choice I made about my retirement home. See you cant believe everything on TV. Thanks for the heads-up, though.
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