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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Kumaraparvatha, One more time!!

17-18th February 2007

Fourth time to this lofty peak. This time we climbed from Somvarpet side and descended to Kukke Subramanya.

Trek team:
Aravind
Chandan
Naga
Mukund
Sameeen
Chandru
Revathi

Kumara Parvatha from the forest checkpost.
Scenary from the view point.


This time we were able to successfully climb the rocks to reach Kumaraparvatha.


Sunset at Kumaraparvatha.

The return path.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bangkok

10 February 2007

This time, while coming back from Taipei, I had 9 hours of waiting time at Bangkok Suvarnabhoomi airport. Instead of wasting time at the transit hotel, I decided to visit some of the places in Bangkok. Getting a on arrival visa for Thailand was simple and it just took some 5 minutes to get a visa, clear immigration and customs.

The tour opeartor at the airport suggested the temple tour which could be covered with the available time. I was joined by another Bangalorean.

The victory monument at the center of the town.

The Wat Benchamabophit temple or Marble temple.

It has 40 Buddha statues in different styles.

Information:

If one has some 6 hours of waiting time at Bangkok airport, then this tour can be taken.

Charges:
On arrival visa charge : 1000 Baht
Airport tax : 700 Baht
Tour cost : 20 US$