San Francisco Diary

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. Continue reading “San Francisco Diary”

Brightlands Resort, Matheran – Nothing Bright about them!!

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. Continue reading “Brightlands Resort, Matheran – Nothing Bright about them!!”

Gavkos

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. Continue reading “Gavkos”