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Blog Entry# 823009
Posted: Aug 08 2013 (10:33)

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Aug 08 2013 (10:33)   17311/MGR Chennai Central - Vasco Da Gama Weekly Express (PT) | DDS/Dudh Sagar (1 PFs)
 
Narayanan~   2476 blog posts
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Part 1 :
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Part 1 : /blog/post/823009
Part 2 : /blog/post/823009/2
Part 3 : /blog/post/823009/21
Part
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more...
4 : /blog/post/823009/38
Part 5 : /blog/post/823009/46
Part 6 : /blog/post/823009/69
Part 7 : /blog/post/823009/78
Part 8 Concluding Part : /blog/post/823009/86
A trip report to the Mecca of RF's
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The Preparation :
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Started January 2013 onwards
This has been a trip which I wanted to do for a very long time and for some very known reasons, I was never able to do this at all for almost 5 years. This year come what may, this trip will happen and that is how I prepared myself. This also turned out to be a nice excuse to get all the things that I wanted for a long time. Well you will know that this is an overkill if you see my list below
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1. Nice Swiss Champ Knife with 32 functions. Is it really needed ?
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2. Super Fenix Flashlight with 650 lumens output (It lit an entire 15 x 12 room like a fresh and new tubelight). Is this really needed ?
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In addition to these, I got high end rainwear, footwear, backpack and a whole lot of things which in reality is not an absolute necessity, but well make hay while the sun shines.
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Aug 1 2013 :
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Got my salary a day ago, but the excitement apparently does not seem to stem from that fact. 24 hrs to start for my long awaited trip, lots of undecided loose ends. We will stay at DDS, but where ? no idea. No idea if we will trek from CLR to DDS. No idea if we will stay at DDS. No idea if we will get a lift to Kulem. Oh no.. forget trek, shall we get down at DDS instead of CLR. Lots of questions, no answers. Well we decided to hell with all, lets all just go home and pack and get ready. It was a hectic day and lots of stuff to buy. We needed food for 2 days and after lots of deliberation, decided that 1 day stock should be enough. Your sub conscious always tells you .. "Arrey Bhai.. Just in case.." and you always sub consciously listen to the sub conscious and ended up getting food that would last a family for an entire week, some of which are still at home !!.
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2 hrs of shopping and 1 hr of planning, I ended up with a list like this. Clothes, Cosmetics, SLR, Point and shoot, Charger for SLR, Charger for P&S, Cell phone and charger, Extra batteries for SLR and P&S, extra SD cards, Rain Jacket, Rain trousers, Ankle shoes, regular shoes / sandal, blanket, sleeping bag, medicines & first aid, flashlight, swiss knife, loads of food for 2 days, cooking utensil and well what not. Packed them all and found that I would need one more person to carry it for me. So off goes a lot of stuff and somehow managed to pack them all nicely into a single backpack. What really amuses me is that we pack so perfectly and once you start taking out things from your backpack, you find no place to put them back in. Somebody needs a lesson on free energy here ;)
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It is 10PM now and all set. I want to sleep. I am desperate to sleep and in the excitement I did sleep around 4 am, when my body could take no more. Still those unanswered questions remained unanswered. Some wild instinct told me it will all fall in place. With that in mind, my body slowly took over my brain and dozed me off to a much needed rest in preparation for an exciting 2 days. Stay tuned for more
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To be continued ...
End of Part 1.
Part 1 : /blog/post/823009
Part 2 : /blog/post/823009/2
Part 3 : /blog/post/823009/21
Part 4 : /blog/post/823009/38
Part 5 : /blog/post/823009/46
Part 6 : /blog/post/823009/69
Part 7 : /blog/post/823009/78
Part 8 Concluding Part : /blog/post/823009/86

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Aug 19 2013 (16:21)
Nasir   1973 blog posts
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Bro seeing your blog it feels like the Indian version of Man Vs Wild... ;)

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Aug 19 2013 (19:21)
Narayanan~   2476 blog posts
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LOL Thanks bro. It was one hell of an adventurous trip :)

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Aug 20 2013 (16:11)
Narayanan~   2476 blog posts
Re# 823009-108            Tags   Past Edits
Londa Junction

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Sep 06 2013 (14:14)
Narayanan~   2476 blog posts
Re# 823009-109            Tags   Past Edits
A video compilation of the entire trip
/blog/post/832652
click here

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Sep 06 2013 (14:19)
sGs
SubawaranaKohilan^~   7822 blog posts
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just added the video. good, i am following this post, but u posted the video separately.
thanks for adding here
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