Jammin thru the Global South

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Jammin, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. rahza

    rahza Adventurer

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    well jay, i must congratulate :clapyou on completion of you trip to india :1drink. have a safe journey. hopefully with a happy ending. hope you have a great future with your adventure skill and job. keep the chicken curry running. where will you based in india. maybe we will meet some day. :D cheers
  2. thomtom

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    Safe travel back "home", but I think your hart is on the road. Pity I missed you in SA, maybe somewere else someday.:clap
  3. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    Good bye, Africa!! It's been awesome. Trials and tribulations aplenty :wink: Thank you for giving me this chance to ride across the breath of your great land and meet your wonderful people. Now, I must move on to the next phase but a huge slice of my heart will always be in Africa :D I'll be back! :freaky

    Flying out tonight from Cape Town to Chennai via Doha.
  4. Ganjora

    Ganjora class A bollockser

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    cheers Jay!!!
    damn, going to be sad when your adventure comes to an end...
  5. eakins

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    Oh boy, you're heading to the land of chicken curry. :clap
  6. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    Dawn breaking over the Arabian peninsula at 35,000 ft. It's strange that I covered the length of Africa in 8 hours on a plane what took me 22 months on a bike :lol3 Air travel is too fast! But nice to experience it once again. Besides motorcycles and cars, I'm also a plane enthusiast and enjoyed this flight on Qatar Airways' Boeing 777-300ER, the largest twin-engined plane flying the most powerful jet engine in the skies. This GE90-115B is a beast of an engine generating about 145,000 horsepower. In comparison, sanDRina only makes 39 hp :wink:
    Having a 13 hour layover in Doha and been put up in a fancy 4-star hotel. Had a nice walk around town and getting lots of friendly smiles from my brown people :D Next stop, Chennai!
  7. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    Hello, India!! I have arrived in my motherland, as in that's where my mother lives :lol3
    Having a chat with my mom on the terrace of our family house in the Chennai suburb of Porur. Good to be home and surrounded by coconut trees. Mom is cooking up all my delicious favorites, such as idlis with mutton curry and dosas with prawn curry :dg She's so happy that I'm finally home; safe and sound after covering all that ground between Chicago and Chennai.
    I know this is my family because my sister and dad are already on it with the paperwork, having started the process to get me a local drivers license, which takes a month. Should be good timing for sanDRina's arrival :deal
  8. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Awesome! :clap

    Must be a great feeling to be back with family
  9. IndiBiker

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    Awesome stuff! Great to see you are back safe and sound. Are you planning a ride around India sometime. Let me know if you are making that ride to Kodaikanal or ever around Bangalore. Have fun!!

    :clap
  10. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Very cool picture.
  11. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    One hell of a trip..............a huge :thumb
  12. TK-LA

    TK-LA SoCal Rider

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    Now THAT is a front page photo! Afterall, a wonderful part of any adventure is returning to your loved ones. (and the love and happiness emanating from your mom is priceless):clap
  13. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    Dont worry, Dave. I still have lots to catch up on with the ride report and will slowly be putting out videos from the trip :wink:
    Yup, the source of my special spices... my mom's kitchen :dg
    Mom and dad are so thrilled that I arrived safely :D
    Hey Naveen, once the bike gets here, yup, will be heading to Kodai. But before then, thinking of coming by Bangalore next week. sending a pm...
    Looking out the window of an airplane is so pleasing :norton
    thanks!
    Thanks. Mom loves all the positive response this photo is getting :D Yup, you never know if you'll arrive safely when you begin a journey and it's a wonderful feeling when you do.
  14. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    A South Indian Vegetarian Thali at Tirupati. A thali is an Indian meal where you first get served small helpings of a variety of foods and then can ask for more of what you liked. It's usually unlimited except for the dessert and special items :dg

    Over the weekend, I made a pilgrimage with my family to the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, located at the top of a mountain near Tirupati. It's considered one of the holiest sites for Hindus and pilgrims throng there in the tens of thousands daily to queue in long lines for darshan, getting sight of the holy deity. And after darshan, comes the parsadam, the offering that has been blessed by the deity, which is a huge ladoo at Tirumala. The temple has been there at least for 1,500 years and its rich history is depicted in a nearby museum.
  15. DestinationUnknown

    DestinationUnknown Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the RR. I started a couple of weeks ago and now have reached this page. It was like reading a book due to all the details you provided. Thanks again! Good luck in your future travels.
  16. RoninMoto

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    Glad you made it "Home" safely!

    That curry looks amazing.
  17. Rider14

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    Congratulations on completing your trip. Good luck with the rest of your journeys and I think it's safe to say we are all looking forward to the remainder of your ride report.

    - Dan (in Chicago)
  18. doug s.

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    awesome! as soon as i saw that pic, i thought of the bombay bistro, a quite decent indian restaurant in rockville, md that serves thali's - both meat and wegetarian. it's not all you can eat, but you will have a hard time finishing one of their platters. :D if you ever happen to be in the dc area, it's my treat! :1drink

    doug s.
  19. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    great to see you home safe and sound...:wings
  20. anja und holger

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    So you've finished :clap
    Hope you have a good time and enjoy your home country.
    Cheers from Germany
    Holger