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Trans Siberian routes and the trains

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Trans Siberian routes and the trains

Trans Siberian routes and the trains A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao Tzu Follow the multi-part Trans Siberian Travel Series posts below. Ultimate guide to planning the Trans Siberian adventure Life on the Trans Siberian train journey Trans Siberian routes and the trains First Stop on the Trans-Siberian: Moscow Second Stop on the Trans-Siberian: Yekaterinburg Third Stop on the Trans-Siberian: Irkutsk Fourth Stop on the Trans-Siberian: Mongolia The Trans-Siberian Trains All of the trains...

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Life on the Trans Siberian train journey

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Life on the Trans Siberian train journey

Life on the Trans Siberian train journey We embarked on an adventurous trip, halfway around the world, the adventure was to travel overland by train on the Trans-Siberian rail route. The Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the most famous train journeys in the world. For us, it was the highlight of 30 days we spent in Russia, Mongolia and China. Its once in a lifetime experience. You get: The most spectacular views of Russia, Mongolia and Northern China. On the train from London to Beijing, we travelled through 7 Countries, 7 time zones and...

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Ultimate guide to planning the Trans Siberian adventure

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Ultimate guide to planning the Trans Siberian adventure

Ultimate guide to planning the Trans Siberian adventure Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Follow the multi-part Trans Siberian Travel Series posts below. Ultimate guide to planning the Trans Siberian adventure Life on the Trans Siberian train journey Trans Siberian routes and the trains First Stop on the Trans-Siberian: Moscow Second Stop on the Trans-Siberian: Yekaterinburg Third Stop on the Trans-Siberian: Irkutsk Fourth Stop on the Trans-Siberian:...

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A Birds eye view of the Atlantic road

Posted by on 10:00 in Norway, Travelog | 0 comments

A Birds eye view of the Atlantic road

A Birds eye view of the Atlantic road Driving the Atlantic road is a joy in itself, you turn into a child sat on a little rollercoaster for the first time, full of excitement and as the view slowly reveals itself as you drive up the bridge and down the steep slope. Norway is no stranger when it comes to trekking options, there are so many fjords, you just choose one and you start walking up to it and sure there will be trekking trail, if you want to stick to the known trails, there are a few interesting ones like the Trek to the Pulpit Rock....

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Packing and Preparing for the Inca Trail

Posted by on 21:43 in Peru, Tips n tricks, How To | 2 comments

Packing and Preparing for the Inca Trail

Read our Inca trail to Machu Picchu trip report, the trail is undeniably beautiful, you might need an extra 2 pairs of eyes to sweep in the beauty at every turn and every mountain pass. The trek isn’t easy, if you are reasonably fit you can do it, to enjoy this beautiful trail get ready get fit before the big day and you can have an enjoyable trek, here are some facts and tips that can help you. Inca Trail facts: The Inca trail is hard, so be ready, you deal with steep rocky steps, a lot of them, 90% of the trail is all steps. At high...

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Cusco – Gateway to Machu Picchu

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Cusco – Gateway to Machu Picchu

Cusco – Gateway to Machu Picchu Cusco is the gateway to Machu Picchu and for all who are enthralled by the majestic wonder, if you are on mission to Trek to this wonder on any of the trails or if you love a bit of comfort and coziness and you decided to take the train, you definitely would have to come to this little town of Cuzco. Instead of just using this as a transit, if you wish to spend more time in Cuzco, you wont be disappointed, there are a lot of Incan wonders in this capital city of the Incas. If you are vegetarians like us,...

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Geo tagging your photos made easy

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Geo tagging your photos made easy

What is Geo tagging? Geotagging is the process of embedding Geo-coordinates or Geo-Location or Geographic information in an image, this is usually done by writing the Co-ordinates on to the Image Exif data. Geographic information includes Latitude, Longitude, Height and other related information. Why should I Geo-tag? When photos are Geo tagged, it makes it simple for the viewers to pinpoint the exact location the photo was shot, helps to identify the exact location later when sorting photos or future identification. Geotagging is also now...

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Aurora Borealis…. The Northern Lights

Posted by on 19:26 in Blah Blah, The Story behind | 1 comment

With so many predictions and assumptions around the 2012 events, there is another such fabulous event that happens near the poles when the Sun is so excited, whether anything about the 2012 would be true, that’s a different discussion, but an event associated with the heightened Sun’s activity is Nature’s fantastic Fireworks called the Aurora Borealis. Plans are being made to witness this amazing event, keep a watch on this page for updates from my trip about any possible sightings that i might see during my hunt for it. The...

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Gower

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This is another amazing place and a photogenic place to visit in South Wales, its called the Gower peninsula. Spread the travel...

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Extravaganza di Natale in Italia (Dec 23 – Dec 27, 2006)

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Extravaganza di Natale in Italia 5 day X’mas vacations in Italy Come Christmas and its time for long vacations and holidays and myself being a travel lover and a shutter bug it would have been a shame to stay at home in the cold and rainy English weather. Now the tough decision is to decide on the place, where do we go, the climate should be good and not very cold, it was then a voice from nowhere rang the bells sounding Itallllllyyyyyyy Itallllyyyyyyyy…. Ahhhh yes now we know where to go, its Italy trip, the 5 days of holidays is...

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To the Lakes in an English Summer (Jun 23 – Jun 25, 2006)

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Lakes..Lakes…Lakes….Lakes all around!! Trip to Lake District Its a long drafted plan, but we were not able to make it a couple of times, some thing or the other came in the way and the plan was dropped in the nascent stages itself, even now it was on the verge of getting dropped until I got a call one weekday afternoon from the YMCA lakeside Hostel reception. On a weekend we were actively searching for Hostels in lake district and to our dismay, all of them were booked for the weekend, and the lake side hostel did not have a...

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Enchanting Paris in Summer by Eurostar (Apr 15 – Apr 17, 2006)

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London to Paris by Eurostar… Trip to Paris The plan to make a tour to Paris was born in mid Feb, you need to plan a lot and get your tickets booked well ahead to get good deals, Our trip costed us 190£ for the To and fro Eurostar trip and 3 nights stay in a 2 star hotel, we even booked the Disney land tickets in advance. Read on below to know more details…….. Eurostar Experience and the Hotel Do you fancy the long and troublesome process of immigration and hour long Q’s in airport, just for a 1/2 hour trip you end up...

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Leeds Castle – Bonfire Fireworks Special

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November 5th is celeberated as Bonfire day, i can call this as UK Diwali?????. The surroundings are very much similar to diwali, ppl bursting crackers…… The sky is lit up with crackers firing up from many places around……. Our actual plan to the Leeds castle was on October 30, we has planned for the trip and we happened to have a look at Leeds castle sight again, which we saw some 2 weeks before we planned, we sighted something that said fireworks spectacular show, suddenly all our heads were up, we were praying, let...

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A day with wildlife – Longleat

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Wonderful Wildlife  – Longleat Trip Details This was a plan made for the week before this one, but fortunately we happened to glimpse at the unfortunate weather conditions in Longleat and postponed our trip to 17-Sep-2005. The weather was amazingly good, it was a sunny cold morning, absolutely a London kinda morning, We, a gang of 4 woke up at 4:30 in the morning and set sail for the 6:00 Am service towards London bridge to Waterloo. Read on below to know more details…….. How to Reach the Jungle……. There are...

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Water all around – Isle of Wight

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Destination : Isle of Wight Travel Date : August 27, 2005 Distance : Approx 1.30 hrs by Train from Waterloo. Route : Waterloo station -> Portsmouth -> Ryde (by ferry). you can reach Ryde by ferry or by hovercraft. In and Around Needles, Alumbay, Sanddown beach. Sight Seeing : Try to get hold of the travel brochures for all places of interest in the Isle of Wight. Team : 10 colleagues and a Train. Type of Travel : Short Weekend Break. Stay : Start early and can return same day on an English summer. Average Xpenditure : 70£ per head...

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Queen of Hill Stations – Ooty (Jan 14, 2005)

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Destination : OOty also called Udagamandalam. Travel Date : January 14-16, 2005. Distance : Approx 296 Kms from Bangalore. Route : Bangalore -> Mysore(135Kms) -> Bandipur(80Kms) -> Ooty(80Kms). (40Kms extra if u want to avoid the 36 wonderful hairpin bends). In and Around Conoor(20Kms) Ooty Sight Seeing : Doddabetta, Parsons valley Dam, Botanical garden, Boat club, Valley View, Glenmorgan, pykara lake and falls, golf club, 4th mile shooting spot. Team : 9 Guys and 5 Bikes. Type of Travel : Long Week-end Break. Stay : Started early...

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December Escapade – Shivasamudra

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Bike trip to Shivsamudra

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How To: Photograph Northern lights

Posted by on 09:23 in Tips n tricks, How To | 0 comments

Here is a quick guide on how to photograph the Northern lights. http://alaskaphotographics.com/how_to_photograph_northern_lights.shtml Some more beautiful Images: Spread the travel...

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Cheetah in the dining hall…

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Cheetah in the dining hall in a lodge in south africa. http://www.naturescapes.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=134537 Can you imagine walking through the dining hall of a lodge in Africa and not even noticing a cheetah?? (“Savannah” was orphaned as a cub then raised by humans. She is free to come and go as she pleases, and she hunts for herself – but she often prefers to hang around people at the Tshukudu Lodge in South Africa…) Spread the travel...

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Canon Auto-Focus Technical Information

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Have you ever wondered why your images are sharp or not when the camera performs an auto-focus? I found the following text on the Internet and is a very interesting read! In summary Canon’s AF should be accurate for a 6×9″ print viewed at 10″, double that print size when using an f/2.8 lens. So viewing your images at 100% may be deceiving! Ok! Enuf of copy paste and here is the link to the actual read. http://night-ray.blogspot.com/2006/09/canon-auto-focus-technical-information.html Alternate link –...

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How To: Creating a Photo Frame using Paint shop pro

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The beauty of a Photo is in its framing, definitely wont deny it lies on the viewer and the photograph itself, but a beautiful photo is face lifted by framing it with minimal chaos. A photo frame should be simple and still be very effective in emphasizing the actual image, so a Frame should ideally not deter attention away from the photo itself, a very colourful frame in essence will not provide the necessary focus to the actual image. What should you be looking when creating a frame, the key things are create a little bit contrast by adding...

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Depth of field revisited

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A very nice read for anyone in Landscape photography. http://www.trenholm.org/hmmerk/DOFR.html Spread the travel...

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Baby Pinto Seahorse

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This is a baby Pinto Seahorse captured at the National Sea life centre in Birmingham, this is an aquarium with more than 60 displays of marine and freshwater life, it also includes a one-million-litre ocean tank that house the giant  sea turtle that weigh a little over 900kgs, reef sharks and tropical reef fish. All these ocean creatures can be viewed from a fully transparent underwater tunnel. A unique fact about seahorses is “Its the dads who have babies”, might be a big relief for the mums! 7892 Technical details: Model        ...

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A view of Bergen at night

Posted by on 12:53 in Norway, The Story behind | 0 comments

Here is how Bergen looks at night. Technical details: Date/Time                                23-Mar-2008 9:21:09 PM Focal Length                             13.80 mm Aperture Value                          f/16 Shutter Speed Value                  75 Lens Sigma                               10-20mm Processing : Stitched using PTGUI White balance using Expodisc. This photo is a 2 shot panoramic image shot using the sigma 10-20mm, i deliberately did not crop off the black regions in the foto to give it a kind of a 3D effect as if looking at a...

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