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Road Trip

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We are off on a road trip with friends to (1) Grand Canyon (2) Las Vegas and (3) San Diego. The aim of this trip is to visit all the popular tourist spots. Last time I visited Grand Canyon was in 1999. This time I will see if there has been more erosion in the region. Last time I did not make any money in Las Vegas. This time I do not expect miracles. So blogging will resume after a week.

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Define Irony

bq. “Is it true that you can see the Great Wall of China from space?” asked an eager television interviewer.

bq. Yang answered: “Erm, no.”

Irony: Chinese Astronaut, “not being able to see”:http://www.sulekha.com/redirectnh.asp?cid=319406 Great Wall from Space

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What's visible from space ?

I think we all have heard this, “Great Wall of China is the only man made object visible from space”. It seems like that is wrong. The following are “visible from space”:http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/space/whatsreallyvisiblefromspace

* highways
* airports
* dams
* large vehicles
* harbors
* ships
* tankers
* Egyptian Pyramids

So next time someone tells you about the Great Wall, correct them.

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Luggage received finally

British Airways finally delievered the “lost luggage”:http://varnam.nationalinterest.in/archives/000114.html yesterday. One bag was delievered at 10 am. The other at one hour past midnight. They still operate as per GMT.

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Back in L.A

I am back in Los Angeles. Since we had four pieces of luggage British Airways decided to leave two of them at Heathrow. They will be delivered at home tomorrow (within 24 hrs, that is the promise). This was the first time I travelled by British Airways and still I think Singapore Airlines is the best in terms of overall professional service.

Chennai airport has a new International Departure terminal, which is very spacious and has polite policemen.

Yesterday I was in Chennai, and it rained. The day I landed in Chennai from LA, it was the hottest day in 100 years. Now there is nothing more to see in life.

Blogging will resume in full swing from tomorrow.

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