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...
Hi Neeraja, and welcome to TP - have you registered as a Travel Helper for India?
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!!!
I'm glad you enjoyed it . . . What route did you take?
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!
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...
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!
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.
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!