San Francisco Diary

Wednesday ~ February 02, 2008 by Sangeeta Posted in conference,Oracle,San Francisco,travel

San Francisco is a pretty coastal city. I and my husband Harshad went there late 2007 to attend the Oracle OpenWorld conference which is held at Moscone Center every year.

San Francisco is a west coast city in the US and we travelled from India on a direct Mumbai-New York flight. We spent a couple of days with friends at the east coast. Apart from New York we also visited Washington DC , tales of which I will recount elsewhere. Both these cities had very cold weather (it rained in NewYork) and I caught a cold and the beginnings of flu inspite of all the layers of clothing. We left for San Fransisco very early on Sunday morning. I suffered from a horrible ear ache (which is quite common in air travel) during the flight inspite of the usual remedies of sweet-sucking and yawning. I had not yet recovered when we reached San Francisco at 2PM on Sunday. continuar…

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Brightlands Resort, Matheran – Nothing Bright about them!!

Tuesday ~ June 06, 2007 by Amita Posted in hill stations,picnic spot,resorts,reviews,travel

This article is about a disastrous trip to Brightlands, Matheran. I share my experiences with you with the hope to save trusting souls who book a package at Brightlands.

I and my husband Ankush were very excited about this trip. We went to the Brightlands office in Pune and booked a 2 nights 3 days Deluxe AC, all meals inclusive package from 18th May to 20th May. continuar…


Taj Exotica, Benaulim Beach,Goa

Friday ~ May 05, 2007 by Sangeeta Posted in beaches,picnic spot,resorts,travel

I have just come back from a holiday in South Goa. As the title tells you, we stayed at one of the (there are three, btw) Taj resorts in Goa, the Taj Exotica. Needless to say, when you are in Goa with your five star room facing the beach, you are bound to have a good time. Which we did. continuar…

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Wednesday ~ December 12, 2006 by Sangeeta Posted in picnic spot,travel

My blogs are turning out to be travelogues not by prior design
but by accident. This one too is about a place called Gavkos that I recently visited.

Gavkos is a lovely privately owned farm-land and farm-house which has been converted into a picnic spot. It’s about 35 KM from Pune. There are two routes that you can pick from to exit Pune. One is via the Sinhagad Road and another from Warje. The roads meet near Khadakwasla. continuar…


Part II – In Dive Aghar

Thursday ~ September 09, 2006 by Sangeeta Posted in Konkan,travel

DiveAghar is a lovely sea side village. It’s populace amounts to about 5000 people. Its Quaint!! Thats what I like about it. Very quaint houses and lanes and everything the way you would like in a small non commercial quaint seaside village. continuar…


Part I – Enroute to Dive Aghar

Tuesday ~ September 09, 2006 by Sangeeta Posted in Konkan,travel

I recently went on a over night trip to Dive Aghar. It is a wonderful place that is not documented about enough!! In fact my internet search on Dive Aghar was quite useless.

I’m trying to pen my experience in two parts. In this part, I talk about the journey. continuar…