Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Travel WITH Time

I decided to write about things as they happened on this trip to Bangalore. And I combined Twitter, blogger and good ol' diary to do as best as I could!

Apr 30, 2008 10.47 PM

I have done the mistake of the season by not traveling in a non-A/C bus. Its terribly hot. 2 hours after getting in this bus we are still in city, such is speed of traffic.

Just reached MGBS. I am terribly hungry and thirsty.

Apr 30, 2008 10.54 PM

Back after having some rice. Was it tamarind rice or pulihora? Don’t know just gobbled. Got down after the beautiful girl on 1st seat. Followed her and reached food stall. Forgot to wear specs when got down. Worried about looking like hell. While coming back forgot where the bus was. Found by applying brute force method. Back to the melting pot called ‘Super Luxury Bus’ of APSRTC. Hey now I know why they call India a melting pot of civilizations!

Apr 30, 2008 10.59 PM

I have a neighbor. A man. Damn.

Apr 30, 2008 11.12 PM (On Twitter)

sitting and sweating in a bus going to Bangalore.

May 1,2008 10.45 AM

Bus is running terribly late. We should have been in Bangalore by 9.30 max! It will take another one and a half hour to reach. This is the first time APSRTC is running late.

May 1,2008 11.59 AM

Still no sight of Bangalore. It’s hot and dry. The road is good but what catches my eye is there are no plantations on dividers or on roadsides. It would have been so good if this same distance was covered under the shades of trees. I remember the bus journey from Allahabad to Lucknow where on many parts of road, tress formed an arch, covering it beautifully.

May 1,2008 12.16 PM

Passing in front of Yelahanka Air Base. Last when I had come to Bangalore with Ami and had passed from here, he saw the choppers and planes parked in the sun and commented that these have been left to ‘rot’ in the sun. How I laughed at that one. Imagine choppers rotting in the sun like potatoes!

May 1, 2008 8.40 PM

On the bus to Madurai. Once again no dinner, fed on just chips and a banana, I am not very sure how long will I sustain.

Gilchrist is out and Deccan Chargers doesn’t seem to be in very good shape.

Another journey in non-A/C bus and it’s hot till it moves. Thankfully it has started.

May 1, 2008 9.16 PM

Just seen Infy’s Bangalore campus. Impressive.

May 3, 2008 11.15 PM

This was the most unlikely place on this trip, the one never on our itinerary. We have spent about 3 hours here trying to kill time as best as we could. From sitting in an ice cream parlor for one hour ordering for stuff we could hardly eat (because we ordered enough in the restaurant so that we could sit longer) to asking people for way to railway station we tried everything. Finally we are on the bus to Bangalore, but its going to be another long hot journey.

May 4, 2008 5.49 PM (On Twitter)

Waiting to reach Majestic bus stand in Bangalore

May 4, 2008 5.50 PM (On Twitter)


May 4, 2008 5.55 PM (On Twitter)

Waiting for 6.30 bus to Hyderabad

May 4, 2008 6.11 PM (On Twitter)

Seated. Window seat. Thank God

May 5, 2008 8.05 AM (On Twitter)

Back in Hyderabad. Going home


Vaibhav said...

wah kya travel hai :D

googol said...

I have quite a few comments on this :) Let me try to bullet these:
 "mistake of the season by not traveling in a non-A/C bus": I guess you made some typo error here. You were in non-AC.
 "forgot where the bus was": Why didn't you follow the same girl back to the bus?
 Thanks for getting impressed by my campus :)
 And as said by Vaibhav: wah kya travel hai. The ride of your life! :D

Abhishek said...

1) Thanks for pointing out the mistake.Yes it should be non-AC.

2) The girl took water and came back. I stayed to buy rice.

3) :)