Saturday, January 03, 2015

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.. 


prasad np said...

Great year, all the best for 2015

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Prasad.. Best wishes to you too

Ranjana's craft blog said...

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

Arun said...

Nice. Wish you a good year ahead too.

mumbaiiteanu said...

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

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Arun and Ranjana

D.Nambiar said...

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

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks DN for your support and wishes.

May the new year bring joy and travel to you too

Nisha said...

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

May you travel more this year.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

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

Mahesh Divya said...

best of luck for 2015!

Bads said...

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

Happy New Year

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Mahesh Divya and Bads