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)
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)
19. Tata Nano Twist
20. BMW 320d (Zoomcar-Bengaluru)
21. Honda Amaze
22. Toyota Etios V (Petrol)
23. Hyundai i10 and Elite i20
24. Fiat Avventura
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: Dandeli, Jaisalmer, Goa, Kolkata, Bishnupur, Amritsar, Dharmshala
International Travel in 2014: Thailand (yes, only one trip, courtesy Thailand Tourism Authority)
Jan 2014: Visit to Dandeli, Karwar, 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, Honnemaradu, Shettihalli
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:
3. Skywaltz- Balloon ride cancelled but no refund
9. Sunset at Dandeli
I thank all my readers, friends and well wishers for their support during the year. Let me see how 2015 goes... No major plans..