Archive for the Travelogues Category

Skyeview: Rome, Italy

Posted in Culture, Gallery, Travelogues on April 22, 2013 by skyeviewtraveler

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Sistah Budget Travel: Los Angeles, CA

Posted in Resources, Travelogues with tags , on January 29, 2013 by skyeviewtraveler
View from MegaBus window along highway 5 in route to L.A.

View from MegaBus window along highway 5 in route to L.A.

My estranged city of birth is winning me over with affordable European style lodging, improved metro service and a lively downtown night life.

Transportation

MegaBus express service from new hubs in Oakland,  San Francisco and Los Angeles with advance fares as low as $1.00 (one dollar) make frequent trips to SoCal a breeze.  It is a pleasure and delight to roll along Highway 5 taking in the scenery and leaving the driving to a professional.  The bus from Oakland departs from the West Oakland BART station and terminates at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

L.A. public transportation has improved considerably over the years and Union Station is the perfect place to get your bearings upon arrival.  L.A. Metro offers an economical $5 day pass that allows unlimited rides on the subway and buses.  The bus and metro night services still leaves a lot to be desired so I recommend reserving a Zipcar for late night transportation.

European Style Lodging

On a recent trip to SoCal I discovered an economical and convenient place for lodging less than 2 miles from Union Station.  I recommend budget travelers consider Stay On Main Hotel.  For room rates and other details log on here.

Brass conch

Posted in Dispatches, Gallery, Travelogues on October 17, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

I travel to India for inspiration. The etchings on this brass conch shell is something to behold. It was made in Muradaba (Northern India) and get this when placed to your ear you can hear “the ocean”.

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Kaneri Caves Congregation Hall (Borivali, Mumbai)

Posted in Dispatches, Gallery, Travelogues on October 17, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

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October 2012

Haji Ali Dargah (Mumbai)

Posted in Dispatches, Gallery, Travelogues on October 17, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

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Global Vipassana Pagoda (Mumbai, India)

Posted in Dispatches, Travelogues, Uncategorized on October 17, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

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Soul Food in the heart of Silicon Valley

Posted in Culture, Travelogues on July 22, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

Summer Snapshots

I discovered this place while searching for the Cavalia big tent in San Jose, CA.
Like most soul food establishments this place isn’t recommended for healthy food conscious diners, however, the friendly service, congenial family atmosphere and outdoor patio are added value.

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