Norway: Bergen

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด The weekend gateaway started on a Friday night, around 2 hour flight from London Gateweek to Bergen. Bergen is city on Norways southwestern coast and 2nd largest city in Norway. The bergen airport is quite small and faraway from city but a direct bus from airport to city center takes us directly to Radisson Blue Norge. Next day was 30th April , incidentally Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon (FBCM) was scheduled that day . The city was brimming with people with participants from all over the world. The day started taking a…
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Chadar Trek

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณย ย  โ€œLife is an adventure, itโ€™s not a package tour.โ€ ย  ย  ย  โ€“ Echart Tolle When bad luck strikes it takes a moment to change everything. Due to heavy snowfall mountain passes become impassable during winter and some villages in Zanskar valley remainย isolated from outside world. From ancient times frozen Zanskar river is used as a trade route to connect Leh in winter. This trek starts from Leh in Ladakh, literally โ€œthe land of high passesโ€, lies between the Himalayas and the Kunlun mountain range at a height of more than…
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Egypt : Desert route from Cairo to Luxor

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Day 1 & 2 21/22- 12- 2102 ย Cairo - White ย Desert Our desert journey started immediately after we landed at Cairo airport . The car was waiting for us to pick us up from airport , we bypassed Cairo city and proceed towards the desert. On the we saw unfinished apartment blocks illegally occupied by homeless families, these were the effort of previous regime to provide mass housing for citizens. We saw glimpse of Giza pyramids over skyscrapers before entering in Desert. Twenty twoย kilometers fromย beginningย of the road ย the railway from Helwan…
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Petra

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดย ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดย ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด We arrived Petra by car from Wadi-Rum. It was less than 2 hrs journey . We checked - in to our hotel and our first stop was "Petra - By - night". Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week entire Siq to the Treasury was lit with over 1,500 candles. Itย is a magical way to see part of the rock city by candlelight and explore the old city. This was our Day 2 in Petra. We planned to spend the entire day walking in Petra. Thisย is one of the most…
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Jordan Trip Diary โ€“ Tryst with an Arab kingdom of Western Asia

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดย ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดย ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด 22nd December , 2013 11:50 โ€“ ย Flight from Gatwick airport to Amman by Easyjet.ย  Further flight by Royal Jordanian to Amman. Reach Amman hotel by taxi. Check in at Coral Bay. Dinner varieties of stuffed bread (stuffings inc. Leaves, cheese, potatoes, etc) with omelette cheese n Egyptian roti. 23rd December, 2013 โ€“ Sez visit to stamp passport and submarine tour of corals and under water beings. Lunch at Coral bay , consisting of Chicken burgers and chips. 24th December, 2013 โ€“ Aquaba to Wadi rum by taxi. Welcomed at house of…
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Dog Sled and Northern Light : Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑ It seemed a crazy idea when I first thought about it; multi-dayย dog sled in Greenland and camping in the middle of arctic desert. However logistics were arranged and we reached Kangerlussuaq on 27th March 2013. The plan was to embark on a three day dog sled expedition fromย Kangerlussuaq to Sisimuit. We had to rent seal skin clothing and shoe to cope with arctic condition. Though harsh winter was over still it was pretty cold . Whole landscape was under a thick sheet of ice. Greenland Husky is a separate breed which…
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