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The hotel pool

August 25, 2007 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: India, Photography, Travels
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The hotel pool. A shot taken from our hotel room window. It was nice but I didn’t even once use it. To see the blue from the window was enough for me.

Frontier trivia the day:

Indian life revolved around agriculture and allied activities in small villages, where the overwhelming majority of Indians live.

Outside the hotel

August 21, 2007 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: India, Photography, Travels
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This is on the other side of the view. I was still in the hotel premises; I was just sitting on the concrete gate that was made a seat from the inside since it is high from the outside. To get to this place I would pass through an outdoor dining. I still have to learn to love the Indian food though. During this time the weather was good, windy with respect to its being on the beach, and it did not rain. I was glad. It was good to come outside though sometimes I would have to hold my breath.

Frontier trivia the day:

India has more arable land than any country except the United States, and more water area than any country except Canada and the United States.

Hotel beach

August 15, 2007 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: India, Photography, Travels
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On my second day in India I went down from the hotel to the beach that was just next to it. Hubby was at work so I was alone and I treasured the moment. You must have known that India follows China in numbers of its population, right? In 2006, there were more than 1 billion people in India, and most of it is packed in Mumbai or Bombay. In Juhu area where we were at, I would see thousands of people on this beach every afternoon. It was kind of fun though for me, for if there will be no people going there just to stroll around, it would be a lonely beach, since I just observe only one man swimming there. This was early yet so there were not much people lazing around.

Frontier trivia of the day:

India occupies 2.4% of the world’s land area and supports over 1.7% of the population.

The hotel room

August 12, 2007 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: India, Photography, Travels
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This was our room in the hotel. It was a pretty nice room and with satisfactory service. One of the housekeeping staffs I came to be friends with. She is a Christian too, one of the 2.3% of the population. Yeah, why did I assume Indians are all Hindus and Muslims. I learned a lot from her. Cultures, they are beautiful and so unique they are worth learning. And I just love that. I took it as a privilege to be there.

Frontier trivia of the day:

the four major families of languages, Indo-European, Dravidian, Austro-Asiatic, and Tibeto-Burman as well as language isolate, the Nihali language are spoken in India. Only the continent of Africa exceeds the linguistic, genetic and cultural diversity of the nation India. (Wiki)

Overlooking the beach

August 10, 2007 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: India, Photography, Travels
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On the other side of the garbage, in another corner of our room was the window overlooking the beach. You see the sky was gray, as gray as the waters, but it was an overall good scene and natural view to watch every afternoon after hubby’s work and for me everyday while in the Inn.

Frontier trivia of the day:

India has more than 2000 ethnic groups, and every major religion is represented.

Popularity Contest

August 8, 2007 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: wordpress
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How popular is your post? One group of things that I like about here is the plugin functions that can extend the functionality present in a standard WordPress, and there are so many available around. One that I have seen in some of my friends’ weblogs is the Popularity contest plugin that keeps track of activity on our blog and calculates a popularity percentage for each post and page. I finally tried it today and it is wonderful, entertaining, as you see in the display, you will know the rank of this post or page compared to the other posts and pages on the site, so can keep track what are the hot topics in my blog. Cool and charming plugin. Download it from here.

The times in India

August 5, 2007 Author: bluegreen butterfly | Filed under: India, Photography, Travels
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Namashtè! This is the very first picture I had taken in India from the hotel where we stayed at in Mumbai 2006. It is blurry but that was the scene there. It was monsoon in June so we got a lot of rains and on this day we had rain showers. There was a water system there on the background washing the garbage toward the tan buildings when the tide is up or when it was flooding. I know it was not a very good sight to welcome me, but I was just so glad we arrived there safe and sound.

Frontier trivia of the day:

India’s population comprises approximately 1/6 of the world population. (Wiki)

Note: throughout this blog I would be citing trivia about the place I have been to, or blogging in qoutes, from the CIA Factbook unless otherwise specified.

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