Nithya Kalyani Subramanian

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Nithya Kalyani Subramanian

First trip to USA



Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Chennai June 26th 2012

After boarding the flight at 245am in Dubai I ate fruit platter and slept till lading. N was watching movies. (Chak De). Reached at 820am. Kathir was waiting at the airport and met us inside the arrival hall. Waited for the baggage and came home by 1015am.... read more
Unloading at home in India
Back home

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Dubai June 25th 2012

Arrived at Dubai at 640pm. Did some chocolate shopping. Although wifi connections was there, the electrical plug points were not working on one side of the airport. Went to a waiting hall. There were NO Chairs near the plug point. Anyway the connection was also slow. So could not do much. N tried to sleep. I did not. In the choclate shop they gave 3 diharam change and I took a coffee from the vending machine. (Hot chocolate was 4 dhirahams).. I was waking past the security check couple of times from the waiting hall - NO security checiking - but when we passed through it to board the flight there was a complete check. One guy was bullying N why she cannot remove the thali.... read more
Kichidi for me
Dubai Airport
Dubai Airport


During my morning walk I covered the entire strip of the village. Walked upto the Hakone park and back. Left at 10.30 and went to Villa Montalvo with Ramu and Anika. After this went home, picked up Sangeetha and went to Hakone, a Japanese Garden. Sridhar picked us up after lunch and dropped us in the airport for the 4.45pm Emirates flight to Dubai.... read more
Hakone Gardens
Anika
Villa Montalvo

North America » United States » California » Saratoga June 23rd 2012

Went for a long walk in the morning from our hotel down to Market Street upto the port building. From 10am to 230 pm visit to Muir Woods. Lunch in China Town. Evening all of us drove down to Chitra's house. Took all the luggage that i had left there and went to Ramu's place at Saratoga. Dinner at an Asian Thai Fusion restaurant just walking distance from Ramu's place. Sri and family went back to Hyatt. We stayed at Ramu's place. During the morning walk on the Market Street saw many poor people sleeping on the road. It was quite cold and they were using plastic sheets and paper to cover them up. Also saw many street vendors coming by car and putting up the stall on the road side. One black walked upto us ... read more
Union Square
Street Car and Tram
Market Street


The Punjabi nanny made a lunch of zeera pulav and green gram dal. Sri's flight got delayed so instead of 12.30 left Chithra's house only at 3.30pm. While driving into SFO noticed that the whole hill of ups and downs was so tightly packed with buildings...offices and residences. The other places we had seen had large open spaces..not here. Reached Grand Hyatt at SFO by 4.30. Checked in and had free snack at the hotel club...this free snack is for club members only. Left at 6.00 by car to do some sight- seeing. Drove down the crooked street...the most crooked street in the world. It was a bit scary...almost like a Disney ride! All streets in SFO have steep slopes....they go up and down..a feature unique only to SFO. Then went to the view point of ... read more
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North America » United States » California » Cupertino June 22nd 2012

11.30 went to the Great Mall which is just outside our compound. Just need to cross the road to get there. Went there again in the evening. Hema picked us up at 715 and Vittal/Chitra brought us back at 10pm. Watched first half of Gnana Oli movie in Vijay TV till 11.45... read more
7.15 am
Morning walk
Nanny

North America » United States » California » Milpitas June 20th 2012

Arrived in SFO at 9.30. Chithra came to pick us up. Reached home by 11. After good home made lunch took a nap. Evening took Nilan to a park near the house. Sandra came from her office nearby and picked us up at 5.00. It was a long scenic drive to her house at San Ramone and we talked about many things. Reached her house at 6.30. Had hot potato bondas and upma with yummy chutneys and filter coffee. Enjoyed talking about our childhood days. At 8.00 Sandra took us to Shanthi Samuel's place closeby. Sandra discovered that she knew many people whom Shanthi and her daughter Prarthana knew. Vittal came to pick us up at 9.20. Sandra had common contacts with Vittal too. Talked with Vittal on our long drive back home and continued our ... read more
To SFO
Pick up from SFO
Nilan


After breakfast went to Bally's opposite Bellagio. Then continued into Paris and Planet Hollywood all in the same line. Crossed the road using the bridge and saw the Cosmopolitan to the right of Bellagio. Then went with Sri and Shanthi by car and they dropped us at Mandalay Bay further down the main strip. From Mandalay Bay went to Luxor using the free mono rail. Continued through walkway into Excalibur and then saw New York New York all in the same line. Across the road was MGM Grand where we joined Sri and Shanthi who had been playing there and returned to Bellagio. R went to Planet Hollywood for lunch. I had left over wrap in my room. Did blog entries, packed up and left Las Vegas by 4.45. Reached home by 8.30pm. Sri and family ... read more
Mono rail entrance
Paris
Paris Casinos

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas June 18th 2012

Had complimentary breakfast at the Cafe Bellagio. Sri took uncle for dialysis while we got ready. At 10.00 Sri, R and myself left by car and went to the Venetian, parked the car there and went around the Venetian and nearby hotels. We covered the Venetian, Palazzo, Wynn and Encore by 11.30. Then went to a mall and waited while Sri went to get tickets for a show. After that saw two more hotels..Treasure Island and The Mirage...walked back to the Venetian looked around some more and then came back to Bellagio by 1.30 for lunch. Went to the Olives restaurant at the Bellagio for lunch. Shanthi and aunty joined. Sri brought uncle back from dialysis and joined us at 2.30. All of us had lunch together. Then retired to our rooms and rested till 7pm ... read more
Statue Man
Palazzo- Central Courtyard
Marble Damsels

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas June 17th 2012

Went for usual walk. Completed log entries etc. and packed for our Las Vegas trip. Left at 11.00 and went to Vasanthi's place. AJ, Nanu, Shanthi, Aunty and Vasanthi were all in the kitchen cooking up special receipes for Father's Day. We had frittatas, freshly baked biscuit and crepes. Then it was gift time. All father's got gifts including R. After lunch Sri went and got a big car for our trip. Left home at 2.40 and was in Vegas by 6.40pm. Checked in at the Bellagio. We got a nice room with a wonderful view of the fountains. R was very hungry so went down and ate at a cafe in Bellagio and then went back to our room to change. Did a tour of the hotel Bellagio and then decided to do a tour ... read more
Fountain Show
Fountain Show
Our Room




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