Year 2014-the journey that was!

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Couple of days late but taking a look back at my year 2014. Facebook already provided an automatic program to review our years, but I find that didn’t have some of the best pictures and updates I had in mind.
 
Here is my year 2014, for those of you interested. This only lists public stuff w.r.t me, my blog and related travel/adventures. It doesn’t include success/failure/events related to my personal/professional life.

Adventures undertaken in 2014: 
1. White water rafting in Kali river- Jan 2014, 
3. Scuba diving- March 2014.
A balloon ride planned for May was missed as the ride got cancelled [Details]. 
Cars driven in 2014: Drove many of them, some of them for a very short duration, about 2 new vehicles every month, from an old Maruti 800 to half a crore worth Freelander 

1. Merc A Class, (Zoomcar-Bengaluru)
3. Reno Duster RXE, (Carzonrent - Bengaluru)
4. Toyota Fortuner 4x2, (Carzonrent- Bengaluru)
6. Swift, (Carzonrent-Pune)
7. Swift Dzire, (Carzonrent-Delhi)
8. XUV500 W6, (Carzonrent-Bengaluru & Zoomcar Bengaluru)
9. Honda city, (Zoomcar-Bengaluru)
10. Maruti Ertiga, (Carzonrent-Bengaluru)
11. Ford Ecosport (Zoomcar-Bengaluru)
12. Ford Figo (Zoomcar-Bengaluru)
13. Toyota Innova (Carzonrent- Chennai)
14. Maruti 800
15. Merc C-Class (Carzonrent- Chennai)
16. Merc E-Class (Carzonrent - Bengaluru)
17. Scorpio Vlx (Carzonrent - Bengaluru)
18. Mahindra Thar CRDE 4x4 (Carzonrent - Goa)
20. BMW 320d (Zoomcar-Bengaluru)
21. Honda Amaze
22. Toyota Etios V (Petrol)
23. Hyundai i10 and Elite i20

Bikes ridden in 2014: 
1 Harley Davidson Street 750, 
2 RE Dessert Storm, 
3 Apache 160, 
4 Pulsar 200 NS

New States explored for the first time in 2014: West Bengal, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh.

New destinations explored: DandeliJaisalmer, Goa, Kolkata, Bishnupur, Amritsar, Dharmshala

International Travel in 2014: Thailand (yes, only one trip, courtesy Thailand Tourism Authority)

Monthly summary:
Jan 2014: Visit to DandeliKarwar, Yana, Chikmagalur.

Feb 2014: Stay in Park Sheraton, Chennai, Microlight flying, visit to Kolar, Kendatti, few other places around Bengaluru

March 2014: Scuba diving, visit to Kuppalli

April-May 2014: North India trip, covering Doraha, McLeod Gunj,  Amritsar, Wagah Border, Kangra fort and many more [Full write up]

June: Short ride in Merc C Class, no major travel

July: Thailand, Mysore-Shimsa-Talakad,  Pondy, Blr

Aug: Goa- family trip, Jaisalmer with Suryagarh
 
September: Hogenakkal, Landrover Experience, 

October: Wayanad, Mysore, some offroad events,  

November: Kolkata, Lepakshi (AP)

December: Harley Davidson & Bullet rides, HonnemaraduShettihalli

Two independent surveys listed me as top blogger this year… Social Beat

I blogged the mot so far in 2014- about 304 posts. Some most commented and most viewed once below in case you've missed them.

Most read posts of 2014:
Most commented posts:

I thank all my readers, friends and well wishers for their support during the year. Let me see how 2015 goes... No major plans.. 

13 comments:

  1. You had a fantastic 2014. Wish you happy new year.

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  2. Nice. Wish you a good year ahead too.

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  3. Amazing year it was!
    What more can a person ask for! :-)
    Happy New Year!

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  4. Eventful year, huh!?
    Here's hoping 2015 will be even grander. Happy New year, Shrinidhi.

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  5. Thanks DN for your support and wishes.

    May the new year bring joy and travel to you too

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  6. You had an eventful year. And 304 posts means almost everyday except Sundays & some more! :)

    May you travel more this year.

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  7. Thanks nisha.. yes, averages 6 days a week. Most of them were simple posts with photographs, hence it was easy.

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  8. Awesome...enjoying life to the fullest....Great that, you will have plenty of stories to pass on to your Children :)

    Happy New Year

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