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Just copped my first NMDs. The most sought after NMD colorways have finally released in India. Red and blue plugs pop out from the contrasting white boost sole and black upper body. Super comfortable and will be my daily use boost.
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"I always believed that I could maybe come back and do it again. And if you believe, you can go really, really far in your life, and I did that. And I'm happy I kept on believing and dreaming, and here I am today for the eighth. It's fantastic." Thank you Roger Federer. He has been an inspiration ever since I watched him step on the court.
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Rucha Bhat 1 week ago
GUEST QUESTION
Give us one travel experience where you felt this was "one life changing" experience and will make you feel better for the rest of your life just by tapping into that memory you have now πŸ˜„
Wouldn't call this an experience but a self realisation of sorts after a few of my trips.

Travel helped me sort of figure out those things that are really essential. I've lived with 5-6 pair of clothes when traveling for a straight 25-30 days and currently redesigning my wardrobe essentials based on these learnings. Stop accumulating things you won't use on a daily basis.

The idea is someday I'll be able to move in and out of countries, cities and homes with just the basic luggage and tech.

https://medium.com/treadedtravels/my-utimate-hand-baggage-packing-list-1288cf68858b?source=linkShare-2fe3a3544164-1500278567
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Rucha Bhat 1 week ago
Awesome Swaminathan and Jason ..You guys inspire me and kinda help me in building an altogether new perception about travelling ! Thanks a ton 😍
I appreciate all your help,I'm not much on traveling but I met someone who lwants me too.Thanx. Jason Goldberg
For every trip, there is a little bit of old school preparation. Some of the best tips have come from reading through guide books and coffee tables. I spent most of the evening planning my Iceland itinerary at Crossword. It's a fun exercise :)

Here are the list of my suggestions for planning a Euro trip.
1. Lonely planet's Europe on a shoe string budget - has an extensive section for Scandinavian countries. Super comprehensive for Europe.
2. Rough guides Europe on a budget - impressed with their itineraries and local city tips.
3. Polar trek - inspiring for some northern lights photography
4. Make my day city guides - mix and match day trips planner.

Happy travels!
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Rucha Bhat 2 weeks ago
GUEST QUESTION
Hey Swaminathan what's next on your TODO visit list ?
Next on my visit list is London, Iceland, Madrid, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam in November.

I'll be watching my main man Roger Federer play at the year end season finale in London. Super excited for this.

Northern lights in Iceland.

I might be able to sneak in Coorg Half Marathon in August and Pondicherry in September over a w the weekend.
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Rucha Bhat here is a planning itinerary hack. I spend a lot of time at Crossword Amanora with a lot of Rough guides, lonely planet and Photography books for inspiration. Don't buy them, take pictures and store them in cloud ;)
Rucha Bhat 1 week ago
Swaminathan hahaha that's aweuuusome !!! 😎
Himalayan goats - So calm, fluffy and love.

Goats are still one of the pillars of economy in these regions - Goat hair, milk, manure, meat and sometimes even carrying goods across passes and snow region because they're amazing climbers.
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Swaminathan Jayaraman 2 weeks ago
Francesco Sisco your fav
The last mile, Kareri Lake.
The hike was short about 7 hours, but one of the best. Walk amongst trees, cloud forests and rushing waters. And having the best chai after.
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The is no cure for curiosity. He was our trekking guide's nephew and couldn't wait to join us on the journey. The future belongs to the curious.
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Jason Goldberg 2 weeks ago
Awesome pic Swaminathan Jayaraman !
One place that has caught my attention recently. Five fat monks at Seasons. Their street style Kung Pao flat noodles is just too good and completely customisable.

Here is my fav combo
Base - Flat noodles
Protein - Eggs
Veggies - Onions, carrot and Mushrooms
Garnishes - fried onions, peanuts and garlic
Sauce - Kung Pao.

Try it out 🍜
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Hello from the lower Himalayas. Kareri lake, Himachal Pradesh. The lake is located 13 kms from the Kareri village. Trek up to the lake and discover cloud forests and water falls. The local guides are super helpful and amazing company.

You could also try heading to the Seven lakes by crossing the Minkiani Pass which is on the other side of the lake.
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Yuvaraj BH 3 weeks ago
Looks awesome, what's the reason behind "less preferred"
Swaminathan Jayaraman 3 weeks ago
Yuvaraj BH less preferred because of the easier and more accessible treks like Triund.

The Kareri village is 20 kms away from Dharamshala. The trek begins here and is still 13 kms away.
I got mugged at Delhi ISBT Metro by a couple of guys and lost my phone. Had to choose between pushing forward or returning back as everything from bus ticket to hostel booking was on the phone.

I decided to board the bus and silently sat in an empty seat which I realised was the seat I had booked. The co-passenger was kind enough to help me with finding tickets and hostel bookings and took a pic on my digi cam.

Glad I pushed through. The stroll through woods, climbing mountains, crossing and taking a dip in the flowing rivers - nothing can match the tranquil found in the mountains.

In the end, I won't remember being without a phone.
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Loved the Falafels and Cheese Mushroom samosas. Part of the Mezze Platter. The pickle and baba ganoush could've been better. Pair it with kiwi and honey banana smoothie.
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Sutirth Chakravarty 1 month ago
GUEST POST
Inspired by swami. my journey begins
I'm a believer now. Happy travels! πŸ€—
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Last night, Hefeweizen, Thai style noodles and Gun powder baby potatoes. My fav combo from IBC.
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Roy Paruchuri 1 month ago
GUEST QUESTION
Nice to see you here. this is Roy we shared a ride while returning from go heritage run ooty... hope you remember. anyways this page looks dapper ... are you planning for Hyderabad go heritage run?
Stories like these excite me. I was struggling to find a rickshaw from Lovedale. Roy was on his way and helped hitchhike his rickshaw ride to Ooty. We were chatting a bit about Pepo, things we do and his interests in IoT and startups. Welcome to Pepo! And Thanks for the feedback. Planning for the Coorg Run. Hoping to see you there! (The rickshaw guy is not Roy and he was sitting behind πŸ˜‹)
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Swaminathan Jayaraman 1 month ago
Roy Paruchuri How was the Hyderabad run? Thanks for the kind words.
Roy Paruchuri 3 weeks ago
It was good I took part in half marathon it was bit more than I could chew completed it walking running n jogging: )
Last night Iftar treats at Kausar Baugh area.

1. Shawarma at Arabian bites
2. Mastani at Tahura Mominpura Stall
3. Sheek, Rolls and cutlets at Sharif Caterers
4. Halwai Poori outside Nawabi
5. Haleem outside AB's dine in
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Swaminathan Jayaraman 1 month ago
Sutirth Chakravarty next stop :)
Sutirth Chakravarty 1 month ago
Swaminathan Jayaraman try making there around 6ish if you go any later all the starters are almost over :)
A perfect dΓΆner lunch with German style potatoes. This little place in KP LANE 6 serves amazing kebabs and wurst.
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Jason Goldberg 2 months ago
The name of the place is also Francesco Sisco 's favorite German word!
The ultimate hipster drink now in Pune ❀️
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Swaminathan Jayaraman 2 months ago
Sutirth Chakravarty nope they don't have the other variants. Let's make the iced vodka mates ;)
Sutirth Chakravarty 2 months ago
Swaminathan Jayaraman I am game !!!
Highlight of the Lovedale trip. When you watch the Blue Mountain Express break through the greens.

Recommendation level: Super High and see more at http://www.goheritagerun.com
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