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Travelling by bus to Bangalore from Ongole!!

Ongole is a city situated in Andhra Pradesh, is a blend of several cultures. This ancient city is richly filled with historical evidences and inscriptions belonging from the yore. This evident city is well connected with roadways. A journey from Ongole is a comfortable 8 hours bus travel experience to Bangalore. Ongole, the biggest of all urban areas in Prakasam region, is a mix of different societies. The old city has a rich legacy as is apparent from the way that it was referenced in the engravings having a place with the third century when it was managed by the Pallavas. A bustling town in present-day times, the place is celebrated for dairy items, beats, pepper, oats and groundnut.

I booked online bus tickets at https://www.redbus.in/bus-tickets/ongole-to-bangalore.aspx , the bus travel experience was a pleasant one. The online bus booking option lowered my hassles and it was cost effective too. I opted for an APSRTC Garuda Semi Sleeper bus. It is a state owned bus service that was comfortable and I faced no problems while booking bus tickets from the bus reservation platform.

After a long time, I came up with plans to visit Bangalore. After all, this city is bestowed with a plethora of attractions that keep pulling tourists from all over the globe. The rich feel of development and good road connectivity with other major cities makes Bangalore a popular place of visit in India. I always wanted to experience this city! The remarkable development of IT in Bangalore has reshaped the façade of the city now, and one can take a long, relaxed walk around the greenery of Cubbon Park, or jump into one of the few acclaimed make bottlings works in the city for a pleasant, cold beverage. Bangalore had come to be prestigious for its diners and bars spotting each side of the town, serving any food one can consider. Informal breakfasts, buffets, burgers, housetop bistros, late-night eats - Bangalore has everything. It just does not fail to impress on any end!!

I boarded the bus from Ongole bus pick up point at 7:30pm and reached Bangalore at 7am. It was a travelling by bus for almost 12 hours, where the bus transport gave rest stops. The bus came with clean interiors and polite bus staff who took good care of passengers.

While travelling with the aid of bus just keep in mind to hold your headphones in your hand and pack some rapid snacks to munch on, these will absolutely eliminate your boring instances. You are going to cross by way of a number of scenic areas, lush fields and lovely highways. Ultimately, my ride was mostly during the nighttime so the scenes were not clearly visible via the windowpanes.

As soon as I reached Bangalore, I quickly took a Cab from the bus stop to my friend’s place and grabbed some quick rest at her place! Later narrated the experience of my solo bus travelling to my friend.

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My Travels

My travels start 

Right here 

Deep in my mind,

My travels take me just where

I please, I don’t have 

To leave my warm room.

 

My travels start,

Sixteen, sun

Beating down,

Sinatra’s crooning Jobim,

And I’m just dreaming of my

Great romance to come.

 

I don’t need a little ticket,

Tells me I can take the train,

I don't even to risk it, 

There’s no blistering sun,

Or driving rain,

And it’s here that I remain.

 

My travels end 

With a sweet 

And peaceful time,

I’ve found such sense deep within,

No more will I feel 

The need to go travelling again.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

My Travels is a partially autobiographical lyric dating from 2003, which has been little altered since apart from the inevitable process of versification. Image: Surrey, England, (almost certainly) 2003.

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A MEMORABLE VISIT TO CATANIA, ITALY

Located on east coast Catania is second largest city of Sicily island, Italy. City is known for its baroque architecture and stunning buildings. Catania was once one of the most influential cities of world for its rich culture, history and art. It is a perfect place to chose for your next holiday. Catania is all in one place for all types of fun. Whether looking for a relaxing holiday in a peaceful environment, exploring history and architecture, a vibrant trip to a youthful city boasting with cool bars and pubs everything is there in Catania awaiting for you. You can also explore other parts of Sicily for which car rentals are available there too. You can get yours from car4hires as I did. City has very well preserved its heritage and culture and some of the best sites to visit in Catania are addressed below.


 

BASILICA CATTEDRALE SANT’AGATA

It is masterpiece of Norman and Baroque architecture located in the centre of old town. Construction of Basilica dates back to 1086-1090. Architecture of Basilica draws most of the attention. Many ornate statues depicting religious figures and grey stone designs are made on front facade. Many remains of Roman springs of Achilles and various other ancient buildings were used in construction of asiled cross shaped basilica.


 

PIAZZA DUOMO

It is main and most famous square of Catania with so many attractions housed in it. Palazzo Degli Elifanti, Palazzo dei Chierici, Duomo the Catania and cathedral of city are major points of attractions and fine pieces of architecture you will find in Piazza Duomo. It is the most spacious and gracious square of Catania. Along with this you will find an array of good cafes and restaurants where you can sit and enjoy a quick bite with sip of coffee.

 

 

CASTELLO URSINO

Ursino Castle is built of lava stone dating back to 1239. It is one of the most renowned castles of Catania. Castle served as a part of Kingdom of Sicily built by Emperor Fredrick II in 13th Century. It is one of the most well preserved historical buildings of Catania.


 

Beside these there are many other attractions too to visit in Catania such as Mount Etna, Monastero dei Benedettini, Catania Museo Civico and many more.

 

 

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MUST VISIT PLACES IN GLASGOW

Glasgow has visited a great transformation from industrial city to a cultural hub of Scotland. Located on river Clyde, Glasgow is one of the major attraction of Scotland. City is home to excellent museums, numerous art galleries, large number of green parks and hosts many festivals, concerts and events. City’s love for music is clearly seen and can not be missed. City has also known as “Scotland’s music Capital” and major venues such as Theatre Royal and Concert Hall some of the major events including Celtic Connections Music Festival and Gourock Highland Games. Glasgow is full of appealing attractions which interests people of all ages. For convenient travel and exploring city comfortably you can hire a car from car4hires. City’s medieval buildings, fascinating art works, Scottish charm, marble staircase and cracking music venue can make anybody fall in love with city.



 

GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART

One of the most popular attractions, Glasgow School Of Art is an example of fine architecture. Famous artist Charles Rennie Makintosh is founder of Glasgow School of Art and his talent is clearly visible from outstanding exteriors and interiors of the school. Various students-led tours are hosted here which helps you with better exploration of School.

 

 

 

GLASGOW CATHEDRAL

It is one of the most significant historic building of Glasgow and dates back to 12th century. Cathedral is also known locally as St Mungo Cathedral or High Kirk of Glasgow. It very decent and elegant for of architecture drawing attention of tourists.

 

 

 

GEORGE SQUARE AND MERCHANT DISTRICT

Located in the heart of city’s historic centre George Square is a lively place where majorily people like to stroll and sit, meet and greet. There are 12 statues of famous and influential people located at square. Town Hall dominates the square from its east end and also its 230 feet tower which dates back to 1605.



 

KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM

This museum is the most visited museum in United Kingdom outside London. It features 22 themed state of art galleries and a huge range of interesting objects and exhibits. Salvador Dali, “Christ of St John of the Cross” is the most famous painting on display at museum.

 

 

Beside these there are many other attractions too in Glasgow such as Riverside Museum and Tallship, Pollok House and Pollok Country Park, Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Necropolis and many more. 

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A bus ride from Ongole to Bangalore: Fun on the wheels!

Ongole is a city situated in Andhra Pradesh, is a blend of several cultures. This ancient city is richly filled with historical evidences and inscriptions belonging from the yore. This evident city is well connected with roadways. A journey from Ongole is a comfortable 8 hours bus travel experience to Bangalore.

 

 

I booked online bus tickets from redbus.in; the bus travel experience was a pleasant one. The online bus booking option lowered my hassles and it was cost effective too. I opted for an APSRTC Garuda Semi Sleeper bus. It is a state owned bus service that was comfortable and I faced no problems while booking bus tickets from the bus reservation platform.

 

 

After a long time, I came up with plans to visit Bangalore. After all, this city is bestowed with a plethora of attractions that keep pulling tourists from all over the globe. The rich feel of development and good road connectivity with other major cities makes Bangalore a popular place of visit in India. I always wanted to experience this city!

 

 

I boarded the bus from Ongole bus pick up point at 7:30pm and reached Bangalore at 7am. It was a travelling by bus for almost 12 hours, where the bus transport gave rest stops. The bus came with clean interiors and polite bus staff who took good care of passengers.

 

  

While travelling with the aid of bus just keep in mind to hold your headphones in your hand and pack some rapid snacks to munch on, these will absolutely eliminate your boring instances. You are going to cross by way of a number of scenic areas, lush fields and lovely highways. Ultimately, my ride was mostly during the night time so the scenes were not clearly visible via the windowpanes.

 

 

As soon as I reached Bangalore, I quickly took a Cab from the bus stop to my friend’s place and grabbed some quick rest at her place! Later narrated the experience of my solo bus travelling to my friend.

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WRONG TURN IN ALBEQUERQUE

Folder: 
SILLY PHILLY

I left the Fillmore

and headed along my way.

I took a wrong turn

and suddenly I found myself

at Piazza at Schmidt’s

and recognized the sign

for Urban Village Brewing.

 

Not sure how I got there

but once I spied Urban Village

I wasn’t lost anymore.

Now I know where I was 

and how to get 

to where I needed to go.

 

Of course, 

I stopped in Urban Village

to have a beer.

I figured

I should give thanks

And celebrate finding my way.

 

 

 

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4 Popular Places to See in Jabalpur

Jabalpur, probably the most primary cities of Madhya Pradesh is famed for its marble rock formations on the banks of Narmada River. It is usually noted for its lip smacking cuisine and looking choices. The historical monuments, superb structure, rich heritage from the bygone generation is a sign of happiness for most history enthusiasts.

At present, Jabalpur is well linked by roadways; it serves as a fast getaway from cities like Indore, Nagpur, Raipur and many more. When you consider that these places are easily linked with busways, visitors inclined to connect with Jabalpur are never disappointed with an easy street ride.

Bus operators are particularly, Nandan travels, Saini travels and so forth ply their AC, Non AC buses to Jabalpur. This creates an abundant comfort for many people. Besides, you may book online bus tickets at discounted costs on redbus.in, quick and easy platform the place from where you may pick from an array of buses and choose the one that suits you the most.

Keep on reading to find out more about the places of interest in Jabalpur.

  1. Bhedaghat: a different famous vicinity in Jabalpur. This is the location famous for boating recreation sailing through the beautiful marble rocks. The marvellous marble rocks stand at excessive heights making an ultimate moonlit night time state of affairs on most of the days. Magnificent!

  2. Madan Mahal Fort: it is a beautiful epitome of architectural marvel of the earlier. It is not like other forts, this fortress special served as a watchtower, you could get a wonderful view of Jabalpur.

  3. Bastar Palace: One of the frequented vacationers spot in the metropolis, the desirable carving and extremely good ceiling designs are its primary attraction. The Palace is encircled with lush greenery and grandly decorated during the Dussera competition. Visitors looking to purchase some stuff conveniently head towards Haat Bazaar placed at proximity.

  4. Dhuandhar Waterfalls: one of the vital lovely location on Narmada River in Bhedaghat. It is a smoky cascade because the robust roar of the gushing waters could be heard from a distance. The waters from holy Narmada River run down on the tough rocks with force. Wow!

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Travel from Golden Mile Complex to Puduraya by Bus

There are quite a few express buses plying from Golden Mile Singapore to Puduraya Bus Terminal in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Some of the operators plying on this route are Grassland, First Coach and Aeroline. All of these 3 operators have their departure points at Golden Mile Complex so basically as a customer you are the King of choice. All these buses terminate at Kuduraya Bus Terminal, Malaysia and the total duration of the journey is just 5 hours if you come across heavy traffic. I prefer travelling through the night so my journey took me about 3 hours. Aeroline also offers a non stop express bus service directly at the alighting point in Malaysia. Other operators like Grass Land and First coach take a short break of about 30 minutes in Yong Peng. 


Taking a bus between these two cities will not only be light on your pockets but is also completely hassle free. Buses come with the added advantage of point to point journeys between your favourite hotels and shopping destinations. This would not have been the case if you chose to travel by air. I booked my bus tickets from redbus.sg and the ticket prices were as low as SGD25 which I found to be quite surprising and reasonable. I had booked an express bus which had 3 seats arranged in a row. However, if you are planning to book the SVIP class there are about 24 to 27 seats and a one way bus ticket will cost you somewhere about SGD30 to SGD40.  If you are one of those who prefer to travel in luxury and do not care about the costs that it carries you will be delighted to know that there are several 18 seater luxury buses from this newly launched operator Trans Star Solitaire which have ample of leg room and elbow space. Tickets cost starting from SGD60. 


One of the best parts of travelling by bus was that I could use my laptop and my phone throughout the journey inlike in an airplane. Moreover, each row of seat had a charging dock for people preferring to be connected all the time. Not once during the journey was my cell phone out of coverage.  I think that this is one of the main reasons why people choose to travel by Bus. 


You will be delighted to know that all of these operators offer free wifi services on board. Some Operators like Aeroline and Trans Star Sollitaire are also known to serve light meal on their buses to cut down on significant stocks and reduce the total duration of the journey.  One thing that I notice was that as a thumb rule the higher class of buses you book shorter is the duration of the journey. I found the bus operators quite punctual and plyed their buses on the scheduled time.  Travelling  by bus was fun as I love to make friends and could do so as I met quite a few locals as well with whom I got to know many things about the land.

 

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Berkendara dengan Bus dari Jambi Menuju ke Pekanbaru

Jambi

 

Jambi adalah sebuah provinsi besar yang terletak di Pulau Sumatera. Sebagian besar penduduk Jambi adalah orang Melayu. Provinsi Jambi juga memiliki ibu kota yang bernama Jambi dan di sini terdapat pelabuhan yang sibuk yang terletak di Sungai Batang Hari. Kota ini dikenal sebagai pusat produksi minyak dan karetnya, yang juga menjadi sumber pendapatan utama dari kota ini. Kota ini memiliki luas sebesar 79 mil persegi dan memiliki populasi penduduk sekitar 532.000 orang. Belakangan ini, kota ini juga telah dinobatkan sebagai ibukota administratif provinsi otonom daerah Jambi. Karena terletak di daerah dataran rendah, iklim di sini terasa sejuk sepanjang tahun. Memiliki suhu udara minimal 22 sampai 23 derajat celcius dan maksimum 32 derajat celcius. Pastikan untuk tidak berkunjung selama bulan Oktober sampai Maret karena hujan lebat biasa mengguyur kota ini dan menyebabkan banjir di jalanan. Kota ini juga dianggap sebagai salah satu kota berpenduduk paling padat di provinsi Jambi dengan hampir 70 persen penduduk yang tinggal di sini.

 

Jika Anda berencana untuk bepergian di wilayah Indonesia, maka pilihlah bepergian dengan naik bus yang dianggap sebagai alat transportasi terbaik di negara ini. Anda akan terhindar dari kemacetan yang selalu terjadi setiap hari, karena itulah orang-orang di sini juga lebih memilih untuk bepergian menggunakan bus dibandingkan kendaraan pribadi. Hampir setiap 15 menit akan ada bus yang tiba jadi Anda tidak perlu khawatir akan menunggu lama. Dikarenakan setiap hari tiket bus dapat terjual habis dengan sangat cepat, akan menjadi langkah pertama yang tepat jika Anda terlebih dahulu memesan tiket bus Anda dari redbus. Redbus juga menawarkan tiket bus dengan harga yang sangat terjangkau dan juga menampilkan berbagai operator dan kelas bus seperti ekonomi, ekspres dan eksekutif yang dapat Anda pilih. Harga tiket untuk satu orang berkisar antara Rp 50.000,- sampai Rp 200.000,- tergantung dari kelas bus yang dipesan. Jika Anda ingin lebih cepat sampai ke tempat tujuan, pesanlah kelas bus ekspres yang lebih sedikit berhenti di tempat pemberhentian. Namun jika Anda ingin membeli tiket yang lebih murah, pesanlah tiket bus ekonomi. Apabila Anda menyukai kemewahan, Anda dapat memesan kelas bus eksekutif karena kelas bus ini dilengkapi dengan berbagai fasilitas terbaik seperti tempat duduk yang lega, film dan juga makanan ringan. Segera pesan tiket bus Anda dan pergilah berwisata dengan teman-teman terdekat Anda.

 

Pekanbaru

 

Sudah lama kota Pekanbaru memiliki reputasi sebagai salah satu kota terbersih di dunia. Kota ini adalah ibukota provinsi Riau di Sumatera dan merupakan pusat utama produksi minyak. Kota ini juga dikenal sebagai kota terbesar ketiga setelah Sumatera dan Medan. Dalam beberapa tahun terakhir, kota Pekanbaru telah mengalami perkembangan pesat dengan pemerintah memberikan insentif besar kepada sektor pariwisata. Arsitektur kota ini juga terbilang cukup unik dan memiliki sentuhan Melayu untuk itu. Pekanbaru terhubung ke semua kota besar seperti Padang, Medan, Jambi dan Palembang melalui jalan darat.

 

Anda bisa naik bus reguler dari kota Jambi dan turun di Bandar Raya Payung Terminal Sekaki di Pekanbaru. Ada satu operator yang beroperasi pada rute antara Jambi dan Pakanbaru ini dan dia dikenal dengan nama Cairi Travels. Operator ini terbilang cukup tepat waktu dan akan berangkat pada pukul 8:00 pagi dan 10:00 malam. Perjalanan ini akan membuat Anda mengeluarkan biaya sekitar Rp300.000 sampai Rp500.000 per orang, tergantung kelas bus yang Anda pesan.

 

 

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