Colorado, Falls, long drive, Mountains, Nebraska, Pikes Peak, Royal Gorge, Snow, Travel, USA

Into the mountains

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White Snow Carpet

This was my latest travel to a place I always wanted to check out, because this place is so much like my country full of mountains and the roads they all reminds me of my country Nepal. I never thought we would take our first long drive with my 7 months old baby from Chicago to Omaha then to Colorado. We planned to take a road trip from Chicago to Omaha but then made another unplanned visit to Colorado, from there. It was nearly 8 hours from Omaha but we took a divert on the way before we reached Colorado.

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Some of the antique cars at the Pioneer Village

On the way we made a stop to check out the beautiful Pioneer Village which says “The Story of America and how it Grew”. This place is one of the largest private collection of American anywhere. We could experience how the American grew ahead of all the countries in the world. By paying an entry fee of $14.25 per person, we can spend the whole day checking 26 buildings in the area. With lots of antique cars, machines, many other household and day-to-day requirements are placed to be checked for the visitors.

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View of the Bridge from the rail

After having lunch in one of the nearby restaurants we headed towards Colorado and resting in many of the rest areas on the way. As we approached Colorado state we could see many mountains welcoming us and few had white carpet of snow over it. The view was quite soothing after such a long drive. The weather was pleasant so next day we took our tour towards Royal Gorge. First we headed to Royal Gorge Route Railroad. The ticket price is $44 per person for 2 hour round trip ride. The guide provides the glance of history of the gorge and the mesmerizing view makes the ride more spectacular.

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Aerial Gondola ride

After the ride we had the quench to view one of the worlds highest suspension bridge at “Royal Gorge Bridge & Park“. We can see the miles and miles of natural beauty of Colorado. One can enjoy $2 discount if you buy tickets online or else buy the ticket at the visitor center for $26 per person. It includes Aerial Gondolas, Children Playland, Plaza Theater and Historical Expo and Royal Gorge Bridge. By paying some extra money we can also try Cloudscraper Zip Line and Royal Rush Skycoaster.

As we approach the bridge, we could see people taking pictures in front of their state flags and the view from the bridge cannot be expressed, it can only be felt when you are at the bridge. The cold breeze and the warmth from the  sun makes the walk more memorable.

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Mineral Spring

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Uncategorized, Work life

After a Break

Its been a while I haven’t got time to put my words down. Life has been busy, I got to experience how working feels like in USA and a new chapter in my life just turn over. I got to experience being a mother of my cute daughter. She has shown me another part of myself.

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Baby Shower love for my baby

After working in a well know bank as a teller, I could experience the working style out here. It’s quite different from my home country. Here people just talk to anyone, just a simple smile makes someones day bright, it builds such a good rapport, I never thought I could just talk to any stranger and not just talk but fell their part with them. During my pregnancy , many of the customer wished good luck to me and my baby.

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Birthday cake from my friends at work

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Indianapolis, Museum, USA

Indianapolis Again !!!

2015-08-02 12.38.49Indianapolis is three hour drive from Chicago but the traffic jam made it 4 hour to reach the destination. We been here last October  to enjoy the fall color. The Fall color inspired us to visit again, to see around other places in summer. So we were here and did finish few unfinished places which we missed in our previous visit.

Welcomed at Indiana
Welcomed at Indiana

We left Chicago on Friday evening and this was my husband’s first long drive after taking drivers license, so I was conscious all the way. We took a break at MC Donald’s to stretch from the car size. And over all ride was good with few Nepali songs making the ride more fun. We reached late on Friday, so we started Saturday a bit late.

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Gaden Khachoe Shing Monastery

We started our visit from Gaden Khachoe Shing Monastery. This was about one hour drive from Indianapolis but the shrine view of Lord Buddha and Vajrayogini made the trip worth it. This Monastery has sister monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. All the idols and thangka had been brought from Nepal and assembled out here as mentioned by the people at the monastery.  It was inaugurated last October and opened for the public.

At The Winery
At The Winery

Then we headed towards Oliver Winery which was 8 minutes drive. We did visit this place, last time but couldn’t attend the free tour of the winery so that was on our priority list. On previous visit we tried the wine tasting. The tour usually starts after every half and hour. We were with nice group of people to take the tour. They told about the start of the company by Mr Oliver and process of making wine, vineyards and I even came to know about the differences between the red and white wine. The difference is due to the process of making, not the color 😛 . The most famous wine of this winery is Soft Red.

Nite View of Monument Circle
Nite View of Monument Circle

After returning we arranged small barbecue at home then headed towards downtown to admire monument circle (Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum) the memorial structure of the soldiers of civil war. We tried the ice cream at Chocolate cafe. We could see lots of bike rider vivaciously enjoying the night ride in the downtown.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

On Sunday we left for Indianapolis Motor Speedway  and Canal Walk. Speed way is car racing stadium along with museum displaying the history and gift shops too 🙂 . At Canal Walk, boat ride and Kayaking where available which leads canal towards the town. There are other places to visit like  Indiana State Museum, Art Museum and theaters to spend the day. After lunch we headed back to Chicago with the memory of Indianapolis and still lot to explore.

Magnificent View of downtown during Canal Walk
Magnificent View of downtown during Canal Walk
Beach, Kathmandu, Kyaking, Nebraska, Night Market, Summer, USA

Omaha : Welcome Summer

View of Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge from different angles.
View of Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge from different angles.

Omaha is the city in Nebraska state of United States of America. This was my first trip in the beginning of summer. Spring had just passed away and that lived very short for Chicago. I didn’t know when it came and went, just the tulip blossoms showed its coming. My mother in law had come from Nepal and this was her first visit outside Chicago. We made sure, we didn’t take her around Chicago downtown because once you see Chicago no other places nearby would be exciting 😛

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Heartland of America Park

We had planned for Omaha trip few months early and booked flight tickets. We had late night flight to Omaha and my brother-in-law came to receive us, the weather was still like Chicago (cool breeze around). The next day we started our trip around Omaha downtown. The day was quite cloudy as we started and it started raining heavily by the time we reached Heartland of America Park. But that didn’t stop us from exploring the park, fountain , bridge and boat ride as well. There were few swans enjoying the water and posing for the pics. All the places were nearby and we chose to just go few places that day. Another place of exploration for first day was Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and Lewis and Clark landing. The evening around that place the most soothing experience. The cool breeze of Missouri River, pedestrian enjoying the walk and few people even busy with cycling.

Lewis and Clark landing
Lewis and Clark landing

Next day we headed towards Strategic Air and Space Museum at Ashland, Nebraska. It was a bit far from the place we were staying. But the highway made the ride easy and comfortable with all the corn fields to make the ride more beautiful. There was minimal entry fee for this attraction. We can see old aircraft used in wars and since next day was Memorial day there was a program going outside the museum.

Strategic Air and Space Museum
Strategic Air and Space Museum

After that we headed towards State Capitol Building Lincoln, Nebraska and on the way tried some Vietnamese food, it was good indeed for the change taste buds. As we were busy with food we missed the guide tour in the capital building. Hence it was about to close we just went around the building (suggested to go before 4.30 pm for the guided tour). It was a nice piece of art.

State Capital Building Lincoln,Nebraska
State Capitol Building Lincoln,Nebraska

3rd day started with being religious, we went to Nebraska Hindu Temple early morning. There were  some renovations going on so the main temple was restricted and all the idols had been shifted to another hall for worship. Its kind a nice feeling to go temple even in USA (thinking to write about temples in Chicago very soon).  Later part of the day, we again headed towards downtown and finished going around other places. We parked our vehicle in front of Gene Leahy Mall and headed to watch the places around. It had many water structures and small play park for kids but even the adults were enjoying the slides.

Gene Leahy Mall
Gene Leahy Mall

Then we headed to another place nearby. I badly wanted to visit the Old Market (I did see good reviews in Trip Advisor) and evening was just the perfect time. This place reminded me of place in Nepal (Night Market, it used to be hangout for most of the people during evening in Kathmandu, Nepal). Going around was fun and they had a famous ice cream spot but the queue was so long we thought to keep that place for our next visit 😛 .

Lake Zorinsky
Lake Zorinsky

Last day of our trip was just family and friends day out. We headed towards Lake Zorinsky. We had a day out planned for barbeque and beach fun. There was an entry fee for beach but there are other few barbeque spot where there is no entry fee. We even tried kayaking and it was my first ride on my own. I enjoyed this most, of the all things in this trip. With all the memory, next day early morning left for Chicago. Hope to see you soon Omaha.

Lake Zorinsky
Kayaking at Lake Zorinsky

Blizzards, Chicago, Christmas, Fall, Indianapolis, Snow, Summer, USA

First Glance of Chicago

Its been a while I left India, left Nepal and now currently in USA. Chicago, it’s a nice place  and enjoyed my first snow with utmost happiness. The day I reached Chicago, summer just passed away. So started my USA visit with Fall season.

Chicago Ready to Embrace
Chicago Ready to Embrace

Fall was a new experience for me with flowers and trees changing its color everywhere. The road sides looked beautiful as if welcoming to be explored. But, that lived short because winter was ready to embrace me with its open hands.

Around the town
Around the town

Everyone’s said winter started late but for me it started early, never been in so low temperature. Loved wearing my winter dresses finally, Bangalore was never this cold 🙂

Fall colors of Indianapolis
Fall colors of Indianapolis

We even went to Indianapolis to see the Fall colors. It’s just 3 hr far from Chicago. And this was my first trip out of Chicago. Had a friend out there, it was fun going around watching the colors of Fall.

My First Snowfall
My First Snowfall

When Christmas was ready to embrace I waited for snow but there was no snowfall. Finally after new year did get few snow flakes. Then, it snowed heavily and I played so much in snow even walked in snow blizzards. It was so much fun. Snow doesn’t affect life out here, it keeps on moving and getting better.

Tulips ready to welcome summer
Tulips ready to welcome summer

Now the snow is nowhere and summer has just started let me enjoy the summer now. Hope it gets better day by day 🙂

Bandipur, Batas Funga, Bimal Nagar, Bimalnagar, Caves, limestone, Marasyangdi, Mountains, Nepal, Siddha Cave, tanahun, Travel, trek, Uncategorized

Siddha Cave

Entry towards Cave
Entry towards Cave

 Siddha Gufa (Cave) is situated in Tanahun, Nepal. It is even known as the largest cave in Nepal and second largest cave in South East Asia. This cave was discovered by three locals while grazing the cattle in 1988, Chandra Bahadur Thapa, Nanda Bahadur Pun and Narayan Kumal as mentioned by the local guides.

Stairs towards the cave
Stairs towards the cave

The cave can be reached by two ways either climb up from Bimal Nagar or climb down from Bandipur.  And we took the first option of going from Bimal Nagar, at afternoon, as the sun would be light to make the trek easy. Bimal Nagar can be reached from Kathmandu Via Prithvi Highway towards Pokhara. It is 134 KM from Kathmandu.

Tickets to the cave
Tickets to the cave

There are 1188 stairs all the way towards the cave. The chill wind made the tour pleasant and the small orange yard made the view beautiful to climb upward.There is a small fee for the entrance towards the cave. Tickets per person is NRS 100 (around US$ 1.1) and Nepali Students NRS 10 and guide charge is NRS 200 (around US$ 2.2) including the lights they carry along with them to show the beautiful structures of the cave.  As we entered the cave the cool breeze just soothes all the tired walk upwards. That feeling is still fresh within me. The guide even mentioned that during summer the cave is chill and in winter it would be warm. And during rainy season from July to September, we can even see many lakes formed and people can enjoy swimming inside the cave.

Limestone Structure
Limestone Structure

The cave has many parts within, and if you go alone and do not know about the cave you might even get lost as its huge and dark inside. I just do not know how do I explain my cave tour and this was my first ever trek inside a cave 🙂 . I was really excited to see all the beautiful limestone structures. Climbing up and down like walking towards mountains and the way was slippery, make sure you get comfortable shoes.

Inside the Cave
Walking inside the cave

There was one part where the guide mentioned that there is no oxygen and yes, he was right it was a bit small cave within the cave. There was structure of Lord Shiva and Nagraja also inside the cave. Due to this, the cave is crowded during Shrawan, Shiva Ratri and Nepali New Year. People even come to offer worship to Lord Shiva.

View from the Top
View from the Top

There is another cave from outside and it is known as Batas Funga (Breeze irruption), which joins the main cave. People can even enter the cave through this way, by rope. There are some trek packages, who offers this service and it might cost around NRS 1000 (around US$ 10) per person and includes snacks. But this rope climbing, is only one way, hence, while returning you need to come out from the main entrance.

Loved to see the Mountains welcoming us
Loved to see the Mountains welcoming us

As we climbed up and down the total time we might have taken was around 4 Hrs, we enjoyed every bit of the beauty inside the cave. And thanks to the guide he explained in detail.  As we came out from the cave we saw the Chundi Khola and Marasyangdi river meeting each other. There is one restaurant while returning towards Bimal Nagar, with lodging and fooding service. With all the excitement our tour ended.  We headed back to home with the memory of my first trek and beautiful limestone structure captured in my mind.

Thank You
Thank You
India, Travel

Bangalore: Nandi Hills

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I have been writing about most of the places out of Bangalore, but this time thought to write about a place that’s loved by most of the Bangaloreans around. As name suggests, it’s a hill that’s very near to Bangalore and sun rise view is the most loved by the visitors here. There are many stories about the origin of the place but at present it has become a tourist hub of Bangalore.

View of the hill and the temples
View of the hill and the temples

I have been to this place previously as well, as I recall, my first visit was with my husband and few friends then later when my family visited from Nepal, we went for the sun rise view. Then it was December and I still remember the scenic view from the hill. From all my visit i loved the one in December, I just can’t forget that day at the Hill. This recent visit was also with my husband and few friends of ours. We left by 5 am but still couldn’t be there by sun rise, only after sun rise we reached the Hill. It was quite crowded; we even had to stay in the queue for the ticket. The ticket price is Rs. 10 each or Rs. 100 for the car including the people in it.

Picture from different angle
Picture from different angle

This time we had gone in a car, went inside as well, but parked it on the way to enjoy the morning fresh breeze and surrounding of the place. We could see many people either in groups or couple enjoying the sun rise and chatting around. There are temples around the Hill, went inside to take blessing and moved towards the canteen for a tea break. The price is reasonable but quite crowded as that’s the only place at the hill for some snacks.

Nandi Idol
Nandi Idol

After snacks, we headed towards the big idol of Nandi, quite near the canteen. On the way could see the village on the bottom of the hill. The view from the top makes you breathless, can’t take your eye away from it. There is a small cave near the idol, but that’s vacant now. There are other places to go around, but since the sun was getting bright, we thought to leave the place and head towards home. With lots of memory of this place we left with a smile and waving good-bye to hill, as this might even be my third and last visit to the Nandi Hills.

Junction towards or while returning back
Junction towards or while returning back

 

India, Travel

Kerala – God’s Own Country: Alleppey

We started the day early so that we could reach Alleppey early because it would be hotter in that part of Kerala, was for sure. We got a bus from Munnar to Ernakulam (Cochin). As we left the ghats of Munnar the weather started to show its colour by shining more brightly as the day moved ahead. It took us Rs 172 and four hours to reach the bus stop. From there we took a Volvo (A/C bus) to Alleppey and in one and half hour we reached our destination for just Rs 204.

As soon as we stepped out of the Volvo, the hot breeze scared me, I was already missing the cool breeze of Munnar but we had now reached Alleppey, the home of backwaters. We headed towards the resort, Pagoda Resort, this wasn’t far from the bus stop and the auto took Rs 30. The exterior reminded me street of Kathmandu as the hotel was built in Pagoda style, just like its name. We headed towards the reception did the formality and went to room. We freshened and after 5 pm headed towards the beach, took an auto, dropped us at the beach, just took Rs 50.

Secret Beach Sun Set View
Secret Beach Sun Set View

This was a nice local beach, with many locals enjoying evening with their family. The evening breeze just made me forget the hot afternoon and the long bus ride all the way from Munnar. We played in the sand, with the water and enjoyed the beautiful sunset. We sat there whole evening, just watching the scenic beauty of the sea and the sun hiding behind the sea. After the sunset, enjoyed the fresh juices around the beach and headed towards the resort and this time as well we went back just for Rs 50 after some bargaining with the auto 🙂 . In Alleppey, we saw many pagoda style structures which resemble that  of Kathmandu.

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Pagoda temples
Boat Houses on the way
Boat Houses on the way

We got up slowly as we weren’t in hurry, because we just had one place to go after the check out i.e. backwater ride. At 11 am we checked out and got an auto as we left the resort. The auto mentioned he will take us to the place from where we can get a ride to backwater. But on the way he called his another friend and asked us to go in his auto. That auto said that he will arrange 3 hour ride for Rs 1500 including the drop. We agreed and went with the next auto. He took us and got us a boat, this wasn’t like we had imagined all the way from Bangalore but as the ride started we enjoyed our small boat ride towards the backwater. On the way we saw Indian Oil Petrol pump for the boats as well. The soothing breeze, the peaceful water, the serene tranquil of the backwater mesmerized us all the way and made be speechless and just enjoyed every bit of the ride. We even extended our ride for another hour for just Rs 300.

Petrol Pump for boats
Petrol Pump for boats

The boat driver name was Arjun, he showed us the Paddy fields, the palm tress and the lakes as well. As we went on we could see many small and big boats and house boats of different style and sizes. People were enjoying everywhere. The locals had their own boat to travel around, we even saw a boat transporting drinking water, blocks to make houses and even scrap collector’s. We even had our lunch at a hotel on the way, where we got fresh fish and prawns. We even enjoyed chill coconut drink.

Paddy Fields
Paddy Fields

They even had boat jetting (public Boat stop for traveling around), which used to come often to drop or pick a passengers. We enjoyed the whole 4 hour ride in that small boat of ours, wish we could spend some more time there, but the ride ended with an accomplishment of my another dream of a ride in the backwaters of Kerala. As soon we left the boat the hot weather outside made me miss Bangalore, we waded goodbye to Kerala and left for home. Hoping to be there some time in future to enjoy the back waters of Alleppey and beauty of Munnar.

Serene Back waters and palm trees around
Serene Back waters and palm trees around
India, Travel

Kerala – God’s Own Country: Munnar

Kerala is a state lying in south-west region of India. It has a unique geography having Arabian Sea in the west and western ghats in the east. Its serene beaches and soothing backwaters are the most loved by every tourist traveling to Kerala. From many places in Kerala, my this visit was for Munnar and Alappuzha (Allepy).

Tea Estates at Munnar
Tea Estates at Munnar

Munnar is surrounded by many ghats and while traveling we can see the ghats all the way. This was my second visit, but I wished to go so much that I couldn’t resist. Last time I had gone there with my friends and this time with my husband. And I must say it’s quite a romantic place to go around 🙂

Kathakali Dance Show at Munnar
Kathakali Dance Show at Munnar

This Visit of Munnar was more relaxing than any trip on mine till now. We booked a resort not too far from town , towards Devikulam, Spring Dale Resort. This resort was surrounded by nature and every evening we used to go out and take a walk in its peaceful surrounding. The first day we reached Munnar, we went directly to resort and in the afternoon it rained heavily. So we didn’t go out, after the rain we just took a walk towards Devikulam, just checking for some tea stall to enjoy the chill weather. After we came back to resort, explored the place, beautiful garden , butterflies and natural beauty around it. In the evening we went towards the town and at the bus stop an auto mentioned about the Kathakali dance that starts at 5 pm and for an hour show it was just Rs 200 each. The show was just an apple for the evening. We enjoyed it a lot. I still remember the artist eyes, expression and the whole act was marvelous.

Collection of pictures of flowers displayed at the garden
Collection of pictures of flowers displayed at the garden

Next day we left to see the tourist places around Munnar, auto took Rs 700 for the day outing. We first started with the tea estates on the way from Devikulam to town, so near to nature. Then we headed towards Forest Rose Garden, there is minimal entry fee and the garden is full of beautiful flowers, butterfly’s, indoor and outdoor plants. They were even selling the saplings of the flowers. The next place was Photo shoot point, it was quite crowded as it had landscape of tea garden and people busy clicking pictures and we even got some fresh carrots and corn to enjoy the ride. Even the day was getting hotter but the cool breeze wasn’t making the day to get more hotter 😛 .

Madupetty Dam
Madupetty Dam

Another  place was the Madupetty dam, we could see nice view of the lake and the dam is built well but this place is well enjoyed with speed boat rides, but we were happy just to enjoy the serene beauty surrounding the lake. On the way saw many places like elephant arrival spot, which the auto rickshaw driver said that elephants would come only after 6 pm so we just saw the pasture land and moved ahead. Another,dam  Kundale was also nice but the lake was quite dirty but there were tress on the banks and people were enjoying, sitting and chatting around. And the last place of the day was Top Station, from here we could see vegetables fields at the down and the valley at the top. We were so charmed with the beauty of Munnar, we didn’t even notice that we already had spent two days out there.

Kundale Dam
Kundale Dam

After the tired day going here and there, we went back to the town for lunch and headed towards Devikulam for the resort. Even that day, it rained so well and the weather was just so memorable for us. In the evening we headed towards Devikulam for our walk, had our tea and came back. Next day early morning we left the resort and headed towards Allepy.

Scenic Beauty of Munnar
Scenic Beauty of Munnar

India, Travel

Go Go Goa

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Goa is the smallest state of India by area. It has always been the best place for travelers all around the world. It is renowned for it beaches and has Arabian sea as its western coast. Goa is usually hot but in evening the cool breeze from the sea charms everyone .

BBQ Platter
BBQ Platter

I had visited in 2011 as well so this February 2014 was my second visit to magnificent beaches of GOA. We were accompanied by my sister’s family and the kids enjoyed fullest playing in the beach. Last time we traveled through bus so this time thought to go by train. We left Bangalore on Friday and reached Goa on Saturday by 1 pm which was delayed. But this train ride was a different experience as we got to see the Dudhsagar Waterfall and the many long tunnels on its way to Goa. The people were enjoying every bit of the ride even if the train was delayed. The train stops at Madgaon Station from there we went to the Madgaon bus stand which cost us Rs 10 each. There is a shuttle bus facility directly to Panjim from Madgaon bus stand which cost Rs 30 each. From Panjim we headed towards Calangute where we had our hotel booked. We started our first day by going to the Calangute Beach which was just few minutes walk from the All Season Beach Classic Hotel. This was the same hotel we had been in 2011 as well. We had our dinner near the beach at Buddha Bar with all the variety of sea food.

Palolem Beach
Palolem Beach

The next day my sister’s family went for one day trip to South Goa which cost Rs 400 each including the  river cruise trip. We didn’t join them as we had been to those places last time, so thought to explore some other parts of Goa. We left Calangute at around 10 am reached Panjim , took a bus toward Madgaon from there we went to Palolem Beach. It took us around 2 hrs and cost Rs 80 each one way. We reached the beach and had our lunch in one of the restaurant near the beach. The people even mentioned that last bus to Madgaon leave by 5 pm. This beach wasn’t so different from other but still it had its own charm to attract anyone in Goa. We could see many tourist enjoying the water rides, sun bath and kids even playing in the sand and water. This place just lured us, we even wished to come to this beach next time and spend lot of time here. We played in the beach as much as we could and walked bare foot playing in the water and sand. Finally we left for Calangute and reached hotel by 9 pm and my sister had also reached hotel by 8 pm after the day tour.

View from Fort Aguada
View from Fort Aguada

Next day we hired 3 scooty for Rs 250 each to have a tour of North Goa. Since last time we had done the same and i remembered all the places and routes so it was fun guiding everyone towards North Goa. We first visited Aguada Fort which was built-in 1612 as a vantage point to serve as a fort and watering station to the ships. It comprises of Lower Fort which was berth for Portuguese Ship and Upper Fort which had underground water storage, light house gun powder room and bastions. The view from this place is just awesome and a nice place to have some click for the photography. There are no attraction fees and there is toilet facilities as well in this place. Nearby is the Central Jail of Goa. We cannot go inside but just see from outside.

Then we headed towards the beaches in North Goa, we started with the Sinquerim beach then towards Candolim then again went to Calangutae for some water sports and to play in the sea. We played till we were sun burned 🙂 can see the effects till now. Then kids wanted to go for KFC so had our lunch there and after that again headed towards other beaches. We went to Baga then Anjuna as well. Anjuna is quite far from other beaches. But the scooty ride is always an advantage to all the travelers in Goa. While returning back to hotel my brother in-law couldn’t find his iPod Touch so they went back looking for it, but couldn’t find it. Even in our last trip my husband lost mobile and this time iPod Touch 😦 , everyone was quite sad. The trip had to end like this. At 6 pm we left for our train from Vasco Da Gama.

Enjoying  the waves
Enjoying the waves

But this was not the end of my trip, had more trouble while returning as well. There was one old man in our seat saying that its his seat but when we checked his ticket, the old man had missed his train as his train was early morning 9.45 am instead of 21.45 pm. My sister’s family were suppose to spend one extra night at All Season Beach Classic Hotel as they had train for Delhi next day at 3 pm. We had booked the hotel online from GOIBIBO for Rs 3990 for 2 rooms 2 days. And the owner Mr Joseph mentioned on phone conversation that he will hold 1 room for 1 extra day and we need to pay the same we paid online. But when he came to know we had paid just Rs 1000 per day, he asked to pay Rs 1400 instead and when i called him to remind about my conversation with him, he started yelling at me and shouted not to argue with him. That late we couldn’t even argue with him as my family were staying there, so asked them to pay Rs 1400 and leave the hotel next day. But this incident made me feel its better to book online than to trust a greedy owner who doesn’t respect his own words.