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The Language Of Legs

Dogs. We’ve experienced their uncanny ability to sense things before they happen. From earthquakes to your arrival back home, dogs can predict it all, even if only by a few minutes at best. It might not be commonly known but dogs don’t use verbal language as primary cues to understand what you are saying. It all comes from a grasp on body language and relating your facial expression with expected behaviour. Continue reading “The Language Of Legs”

Arriving In Central Bhutan – Thimphu And Trongsa

The Thimphu-Paro expressway is a smooth section of tarmac which reduces travel time to just four hours so we had a lot of time on our hands. We enjoyed a grand breakfast at Hotel Silverpine where we had stayed the previous day after a strenuous trek to Tiger’s Nest. On the to-do list was a leisurely ride to Thimphu followed by a little meandering on the streets of the country’s capital. But Bhutan being the beautiful country that it is ensured that our four hour ride took significantly longer. Continue reading “Arriving In Central Bhutan – Thimphu And Trongsa”

Motorbike Transport By Train In India

This one is going to be a quickie about transporting your motorbike via railways in India. I’ve heard some bad stories, some good experiences and a lot of questions regarding this topic so here goes: Firstly, its a breeze. Secondly, to make it a breeze you’ll need to avoid people who want their palms greased. At face value, the task will be a lot simpler if you just shell out a couple of Rs. 50 notes at the right places but do you really need to? Cover photo courtesy of Musafir Hu Yaron. Continue reading “Motorbike Transport By Train In India”

My Motorbike Has Two Horns! }:|

So my motorbike was sitting in the workshop being serviced after a rather strenuous ride through Bhutan. One of the two (peep peep) horns stopped working more than a year ago and I never got it repaired because honking is the devil! Before the guys began working on the bike, I pointed it out as a minor inconvenience. It was comical when a mechanic spent more than 15 minutes repairing the horn even after I insisted that it wasn’t necessary. Continue reading “My Motorbike Has Two Horns! }:|”

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