'Trishul from Almora KMVN lawn - Yes! It did look like an "OM" to me now, on zoomed closer look, as a nearby Bengali tourist said to me!! ' goes the tag that you have presented the last of the masterpieces that you have in your collection titled "Kumaon High-Villages Trek (Loharkhet to Birthi Falls)". And I am so very happy to inform you that actually that Bengali tourist happened to be one of our tour mates in that trip to Kumaon. I was so very happy to see the same picture of Trishul and I remember you clicking the shutter button when I was also doing the same. Hats off to your collection Sir. It is midnight 15th March. At 10 am the results of the Gate Exam will be announced and I couldn't concentrate on any damn thing the whole day brooding over the consequences of an undesirable poor performance. And suddenly my dad gave me the information about your blog over the phone, I went through it, and suddenly all my tensions were being melted away by the warmth of the panorama that your site has. Those were marvelous. I am not a wizard of words. May be Tagore or Keats would have done a far better job. If you feel sleepy going through my long monotony, please forgive me. But I cannot restrain myself from writing you, when I realized you were the same person who was present there at Almora. Thanks for creating such a wonderful media to pacify our ever busy minds so that we can find a respite going through your sorcery with the shutter. There after we went to Munshiyari and Chowkari. I have some good snaps of those. Due to the size, am just sending you five of my very best to you as I cannot send them to any better person than you.
Master of Science
Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Technology
Guwahati- 781039 India
Mon, 9 Jun 2008
Radha Nair wrote:
|Date:||Sat, 15 Sep 2007 10:04:58 +0530|
|From:||"Nagendra Sharma" <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Suhana Safar ... definitely.|
|Subject:||Travel Blog - Very Useful|
|Date:||Sun, 24 Jun 2007 14:25:17 +0300|
|From:||"Romel Espejo Ferido" <REFerido@se.com.sa>|
Been reading your travel blogs and these have been very useful not only in planning my trip to the Himalayas (India portion) but more so on the encouragement that it gives me. Why is that? Your age is near our age and being first time trekkers there is the question on the physical demand of trekking – whether we are up to it. Me and my wife are nearing our 50s and we wish to visit India for 3 weeks in May 2007 mainly for Rajasthan and the Himalayas (either HP or Uttaranchal). The 3 weeks will be divided into 1 week in Rajasthah and 2 weeks in Himalayas. Physically, we are healthy with regular exercise after our office hours. My routine is 1-hour jog 3 times a week and my wife walks 3x a week too.
Our questions (hope you don't mind):
1. How strong physically were you when you started trekking, i.e., did you have regular exercise routine while holding your regular job, and kept a well-toned body.
2. What were the greatest physical demands/challenges while doing your initial treks and were they easy to overcome them?
3. Are trekking clothes (sweaters, waterproofs, warmers, sleeping bags) and gears that are sufficient for May treks in either Kinnaur/Spiti (HP) or Har Ki Dun or Pindari(Uttaranchal) available in New Delhi or in HP or Uttaranchal? We would like to bring just light clothing because of the expected heat in Rajasthan during May and just buy clothes and gears while passing New Delhi before proceeding to the Himalayas. Better still, can these be rented in towns/cities nearest to the trail head. We plan to bring our trekking shoes already well broken in.
4. Considering our age and trekking experience (none) which of the mentioned treks will best suit us physically (we are ready for some physical challenge but of course as 1st time trekkies) within the 2 weeks time frame and experience the best that the Himalayas can offer.
Greatly appreciate all guidance and insights you can provide on the above and it is a pleasure reading your travel diaries.
ROMEL E. FERIDO
|Date:||Sat, 23 Jun 2007 07:14:34 -0700|
|From:||"Bill Richmond" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Subject:||Hello - noticed your comments and blog link on India Mike|
Thank you for taking the time to post your experiences. I really enjoy your write ups and photos.
Nice job. By the way what was your profession? I've been reading India Mike on a regular basis and contemplating my return to India after I'm able
to retire in a few years. I first visited India traveling overland from London in my youth back in 1974.
Stories of India always fascinated me since childhood mainly because of my fathers experiences and
stories of working in Ceylon back in the 1940's However, I am somewhat taken aback by what seems the modern day India that people report on IndiaMike.
Among other concerns, I am wondering what realistically would be the cost for traveling the regions
you've visited ,if there would be the two scale costs, one for Indians and a higher one for western
foreigners such as myself. I am somewhat comfortable with budget travel and don't expect all the luxuries of fancy travel. I am somewhat physically fit despite the fact that my work is mostly office
related. I can not deny that I'm approaching 60 years old. My home state of Idaho is located in the American Rocky Mtns., so moutain life is something that feels
at home with me. For better employment opportunites I moved to Southern California along the coast many
years ago and where I remain working as a public servant until I retire. Respectively yours, Bill Richmond My VT travel site http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1a222/
|Date:||Sun, 3 Jun 2007 10:47:33 EDT|
|Subject:||Thank you very much for a great travellog|