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  1. August 31, 2006 at 6:31 am

    Very neat! 🙂 And I can see that all the reds in Europe are a result of this latest trip!!

    • August 31, 2006 at 6:33 am

      yesss…but as you see..so many more blank areas..:)

  2. August 31, 2006 at 9:20 am

    Didnt want to depress you. But you have a long way to go in the countries you have visited too…

    U went to Canada?

  3. August 31, 2006 at 9:32 am

    what were you doing visiting alaska? :p

    • August 31, 2006 at 9:55 am

      Ok that was Alaska – I was wondering which part of the world that was…

    • August 31, 2006 at 12:32 pm

      Forget Alaska, I’m wondering what she was doing in that isolated cluster of islands in the Arctic Ocean? 🙂

    • September 1, 2006 at 3:27 pm

      Well, Alaska’s a part of the U.S, ain’t it?

  4. September 3, 2006 at 10:40 am

    Forgive originality am out of ideas …. very cool 🙂

  5. September 6, 2006 at 10:56 am

    megha,
    i have a question how did you get your visa stuff done? on your own steam? Or through some sponsor in europe etc? and how long did it take?

    my sister wants to come to europe very soon and apparently there is this 24-30 single girl cant getting visa problem.

    • September 7, 2006 at 2:28 am

      Hey Rohan,

      We got our visa done through TT services Bangalore.

      Actually, we found out most of the details on the net, including all the documents required. Here is the website.

      http://www.ttsdropbox.com/

      Once we got all the documents ready, we contacted TT services. Here are the Chennai and Bangalore office contact details. Both offices were quite helpful, but the Chennai office was much more efficient. And oh btw, a personal appearance at the consulate is mandatory now. After submission of papers and personal interview it took us around 3 working days. But I would say, it takes around a week’s time to get all the papers, sort it, get it verified by TT services, and then go for the interview. On the whole, I would say, keep 10 days for the whole procedure. Ours was a really close shave!

      CHENNAI – HEAD OFFICE
      Address : Raheja Towers (Facing GP Road)
      S001 – Omega Wing
      No: 113 – 124, Anna Salai
      Chennai – 600 002
      Phone : 91 44 841 3728, 3729
      FAX : 91 44 841 3698
      E-Mail : tts@md5.vsnl.net.in

      BANGALORE – BRANCH OFFICE
      Address : No. 107, Raheja Chambers,
      12, Museum Road,
      Bangalore – 560 001
      Phone: 91 80 555 0111, 0112
      FAX : 91 80 5091731, 5584573

      Let me know if you need more details.

      • September 7, 2006 at 9:03 am

        Thanks very much for the information. 🙂 Additionally did going in a group make a difference? Did the consulate know that you were going in a group? Did they ask any questions in this regard?

        • September 7, 2006 at 11:24 am

          They definitely check on whether you are going in a course.

          Going in a group was an advantage, as well as a disadvantage. Advantage because its gave us more credibility as tourists; disadvantage because they insisted on doing all visas together. My roomie had a problem with one of her documents, and she had to resubmit. Mine had no issues, but they insisted they will do it with hers.

  6. September 7, 2006 at 11:22 am

    Hi:)

    This was done through the German consulate. Going in a group was an advantage, as well as a disadvantage. Advantage because its gave us more credibility as tourists; disadvantage because they insisted on doing all visas together. My roomie had a problem with one of her documents, and she had to resubmit. Mine had no issues, but they insisted they will do it with hers.

    I think you need to be careful on your bank account details. You need to either show that you have enough money to support yourself for the trip..or that you have a sponsor who is paying for the trip. They were quite particular on checking up on that. As far as I remember, that was that the pain point with us.

    Other than they did not not really check upon the other documents. Let me know if you need any info on the docs. Right now, its fresh in my memory, or I could check up with my roomie.

  7. September 7, 2006 at 12:55 pm

    Well, all of us were salaried folks. I think your friend should be okay as long as he can produce documents showing investments or anything that shows steady income, along with his bank statement.

    Check with your travel agent about the personal interview thing – there are a lot of differing opinions flying around. One travel agent had told us that its not required even for the German consulate, but another one insisted that they would call us since we were single women in the age bracket 27-30. I guess it depends on how much time you have. Even if you send your papers, and they want a personal interview, they wont reject the visa -just ask you to come over. The only reason we went to Chennai was that we were running short of time, and it takes only 3-4 days processing after a personal interview.

    Where will you be travelling? If you are visiting different countries, I would recommend do not go for a Eurail pass. Its much more expensive. Instead, you can take intracountry passes, which are much more cheaper. You can get these passes from Thomas Cook within 2 working days I think. There are different options depending upon how many days you are staying, and how many people are there in the group. We found these passes extremely useful. Depending on the country you go, they give you discounts on lots of tourist destinations, other than free rail travel of course.

    Again, depends on the country..the swiss and german rail system is really good..not so the austrian system. As for travel between countries, point-to-point tickets between different countries wasnt so expensive. For examples, a ticket from Salzberg to Frankfurt cost us Rs1800. Schan Vaduz, Liechestien to Austria around 250 bucks!! The trick is to plan your iternary such that you choose the route which takes the least time, and money. Honestly, I hadnt done any research, but my roomie is a walking encyclpedia on europe, so I just relaxed:-) But seriously, there are lot of cheap travel options if you do some research on the net.

    Are you in Banglore? If so, you can call me at 9886567542, if you need any cost details on the passes or anything.

    • September 9, 2006 at 10:03 pm

      You gave out your mobile number in a public post? Tch tch — at least make it friends-only!

  8. September 12, 2006 at 8:46 am

    How did you make this map?

    Some software, some site perhaps? I hope you dint menakaediffy for this all by urself. Been to a lotta places myself albeit on my pa’s $$$ not on my own unlike you. WTG gal … clap clap

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