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1. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 10y

hey guys,

i have been in TP for a while...but struck on the intro forum just now!

I am neeraja from Chennai ,India. And yea - i love travelling, meeting people, would love to try new languages( but i am afraid am not too talented in that area!)

Feathers in my wanderers cap [Ahem] :) include a solo trip to uk, renting a car and exploring California, touring lakshadweep and hiking in himalayas and offlate a few "exploratory trips" in my part of the country (India).

i ve been talking to a few "seasoned" travellers here, but would love to meet more people!

Anyone coming to India drop a word...

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Hi Neeraja, and welcome to TP - have you registered as a Travel Helper for India?

3. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 10y

hi mikey,

thanks! Yes, I have registered as a travel helper for India... but i have to say , after registering almost a year back, i got active on the forum only recently - :( punishable crime , but i am trying to repair it :)

btw, i was in scotland for just a day - and i dragged my friend to cycle up from glasgow to lomond - and i loved that.(nothing new i guess) :) i now have a book on scotland , and i keep looking at pics to keep myself satisfied!!!

4. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

I'm glad you enjoyed it . . . What route did you take?

5. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 10y

the guy at the cycle rental shop first told us about sticking to glasgow - so initially we headed perpendicular to the visitors center and there was a canal of sorts over there ....

we found it boring but chanced upon a a route to lomond and this was along clyde canal or firth of clyde - we reached this place called rolling green and then dumbarton - and we didnt have time to cycle the rest of the way.

So came back by train to glasgow - then bus to the loch. We got down at a point called Luss... and my were we rewarded!

6. Posted by djiboutici (Full Member 465 posts) 10y

Welcome To TP,Neeraja...

I'm coming to India(Chennai)with a Girl i met on TP on Sept next year07 so maybe we'll drop by to say hello...

7. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 10y

Yea? Fantastic - that u are coming to chennai and for the fact that u are traveling with someone thru TP [:)]...

I'd be glad to show you guys around and be of any help!

8. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 10y

Welcome to TP Neeraja!!!

Or belatedly so.....but that's ok. Glad you decided to jump in to the fray.

How did you find driving in California? Interesting, no?

Don't worry too much about language skills. As long as you learn a few simple phrases and are willing to try, I found that most people whose language you're trying will be happy to help.


9. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 10y

driving was good - think i was glad to get back home safe without getting hauled in for more that half a dozen 'serious road offences'...

actually, i found driving in SFO cool - people are just as unruly as in india... but its the sub-urbs which got to me ... [:)]... i actually for once thought my freedom and will was being curbed...

truthfully, it was hard to follow rules... but i am amazed at teh discipline!