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The Year That Was 2011

The Year That Was 2011
Another year. Another set of to-dos. And a time to look back and take stock …
Yes, I know I am late to do this post but by only a few days and since I am travelling, I can be excused. 😛

Sometimes we travel to too many places and at times we don’t have enough.
The year 2011 started in the Philippines. We celebrated our Christmas & new year in that country. Besides the capital Manila, we could explore some part of it but Batad was a place which left mark on my life. However, as I always say, any place on this earth can never be counted as ‘done’.

The year 2011 was not very good in terms of travel. There were always some issues cropping up and I had to cut short or cancel many trips either midway or before the start irrespective of the locale, foreign or Indian.
This time when I was about to leave India, my doctor, instead of telling, asked me “Are you fit to travel?”. So, that’s about it.

Anyway, I’ll let the pictures speak of the places I visited in the year 2011. I think I did more than this. If anyone of you recall, please let me know. I always think I have more memories than photos of a place.

Batad.

hiking in Batad @lemonicks.com
Looks easy? It is world’s one of the most difficult places for hiking and any other

Man proposes, God disposes!

Hello !
You must be wondering what am I upto? 🙂
As some of you know, I have returned back from my trip to Uttarakhand a few days ago. To be honest, it did not end the way I had expected it to be.

I was looking forward to this trip with great enthusiasm. Everything was perfect for us. Looking at the weather conditions, we had packed quick-dry clothes, raincoats & other rain related items but contrary to our expectations, the weather was hot. Besides a few drizzles here & there, it did not rain at all.

We were to reach Haridwar & if possible, Rishikesh by 22nd evening. Of course, we did reach there on the specified day by 6 PM but with a difference. When we touched down at Rishikesh, I was running high fever.

Lakshman jhoola in Rishikesh @lemonicks.com

Lakshman jhoola, a suspension bridge. See the crowd on the bridge.

A week prior to our journey I had sore throat & fever which had subsided in next four days. So,