Monday, June 21, 2004

New York na Pravaasa ( in Kanglish )

Letter to Amma, explaining in detail - New York City Trip

Day 1

Amma,
Trip maaDi ondu vaara aadroo nimge sariyaage adara bagge mail maadirlilla.Choppa kelcha jaasti ittu.. ee vaara saha swalpa haage iratte..avanyaavOno switzerlanDinava idaane.. avana hatra communicate maaDode kashta..en hELtaane anta avanige artha aagOlla.
Avattu nanna huTTida habba.. hindina dina sanje jamoon maaDidde.. officenalliellrigoo koTTe. Madhyana 2:20PM ge NY ge bus ittu. naanu atleast 1 PM ge room biDbEkittu. so bEga bEga kelsa mugsi, ooTa maaDi (office Dabbi tagonDOgidde)horTe.. Avatte Avra saha Baltimore (place) ge horTidda.. by chance avana bus saha 2:20PM ge ittu. so ibbaru oTTige horTvi. namma local bus (called as BC Transit, BMTC thara) hatti Greyhound (KSRTC thara) bus station ge horTvi.
ardha doora hOda mele nenpaaytu nanna passport, driving license naanu tagoLilla anta..( illi naavu ellodru aderaDu namma jote irbEku, yaarana photo ID kELidre torsbEku)Actually Greyhound bus ticket naanu tagonDiddu, internet moolaka. adara ref number maatra koTTirtaare. aamele bus station ge hOdaaga photo ID tOrsi actual ticket tagObEku.dEvara dayadinda nanna Citibank ondu card nalli photo ittu. adanne torisi ticket tagonDe.tarle maaDlila. :)) perfect 2:20 kke bus horaDtu. oLLe namma airaavata thara ittu bus.aachekaDe hasiru bahaLa chennagittu. madhyadalli ondu break koTTu sanje 6:15 ge NY City ge banda.actually 5:45 ge barbEkittu. sikkapaTTe traffic jammu. Lincoln tonnel anta ondide, ella gaaDigaLoo adaramoolakane NY city enter aagatte. Toll road bere.. (andre aa rd nalli hOgakke duDDu koDbEku) kETTu bEjaaraaytu. inch_inche hOgta ittu gaaDi.. sari NY City bus terminal ge Port Authority antakareetaare. ( nam Majestic thara) aali Bus station, Railu, subway ella ide.
Rohan ge horDakke munche ph maaDi, Port Authority inda avana office (WTC pakkadde) ge hege barOdu antatiLkonDidde. aadroo late aagittalla so matte Port Authority inda ondu phonaayisi eega allinda horDtini ande. Allinda munde nanage ella hosatu. Mumbai Subway nalli naanu Sridhar ond sala ticket tagOlde oLage hOgi sigaakonDid kathe nenpidyalla? adanne nenesikonDu, Subway ge enter aade. sadhya illi kaNNige kaaNo tharane ticket counter ittu. NY Subway ge metro anta kareetaare. 2$ koTre oLage entry. Allinda munde naanu subway station inda horge barO vargu eshTottu bEkaadru ellinda ellige bEkaadru prayaaN maaDabahudu. Internet moolaka iDee NY Metro da Subway network map nadownload maaDi print out iTkonDidde.. adaralli yava train ellinda ellige hOgatte.. madhyantara stop gaLu yaavuvuantella detailaagi koTTiratare. Time table bEkilla yaake andre prati 5 nimishakke traingaLu ODaaDatve.mooru tingaLinda ondu puTTa haLLiliddu onde sala NY city nOdi becchane beragaagidde. Janara saagaraMejestic enoo illa. Sari naanu NY nagarada madhya bhaagadallidde. WTC Station nanna Destination.adu irOdu NY na dakShiNa bhaagadalli. Train no. 2, hiDeebEku anta Rohan nanage hELiddaadu NY na uttara bhaagadallelloo horTu Port Authority moolaka NY DakshiNa muTTi allinda brokLyn kaDegehOgatte. naanu idella Map moolaka tiLkonDe. Train_gaLu ondondu station gaLallijaasti andre 3-4 second nilsatte ashTe.. bEkaadre hatkObOdu.. illandre biTTak bOdu. Ashtaralli yavdo train bantu. Broklyn anta board ittu. nanage Train no. kaaNislilla. (yaake andre adu number aagiralilla.. Adu Train no. 'A' ).. alli yarnoo kELoshTu samayanoo irlillakaayOshTu taaLme iralilla. sari hattbiTTe. kootkonDu map nOdta adu hOgo track nEEE follow maaDta idde.5 - 6 station saryaage ittu. Amele yako bere bere station gaLu kaaNakke shuru aadvu. Sari map nalli nOdide gottaytu adu Train 2 alla Train A anta. So tappaytu anta gottaaaytu.nange eega 2 choice ittu.1. elladru iLkonDu.. Vapas train A (ulTa direction.. towards north) hiDkondu, Port Authoity ge hOgodu2. munde ond kaDe eraDoo train track gaLa milana agO thara ittu. alli iLkonDre Train 2 sigatte anta gottaytu
Choice 1. maDokke taaLme irlilla. Choice 2. choose maaDide. Mundina junction iLidu allinda internalfree transfer iratte .. adara moolaka Train 2. stationge bande.(tumba doora enilla, platform badalaayisO thara)
Allinda 2 nimishakke Train 2. siktu. hiDkonDu WTC station nalli iLde. alli horge badre.... abbabba..ettettarada building gaLu.. Skyscapers.. Port Authority nalli station oLage iddidrinda building gaLna nOdObhaagya sikkiralilla. Maja andre WTC station eraDide. Rohan ge adu gottiralilla. naanu iLidu rohan ge intha kaDeideeni kaNappa anta ph maaDide.. Avanu hELta iddid ondoo land makr gaLu nange kaaNista irlilla. Sari avanu adu yavdO builDing hesra hELi adanna huDki adara munde nintkonDu ph maaDu anbiTta. sari naanu alle yaarnO kELde.. (bengloor thara alla.. yaroo saryaagi directions koDalla illi) kaDege yavono obba security guard na kELde.aata tOrisda.. naakaidu builDing daaTidre alle ittu, avanu hELida buildingu. Allinda matte ph maaDide. bande recieve maaDida.Maja andre naanu iLdidda sub way station Rohan office kELage ittu. avanige gottE irlilla.
Allinda matte subway station ge hOdvi. idu eraDane WTC Station... WTC site keLagE subway ide. WTC iddid jaagadallieega innu eno construct maaDta idaare. doDDa park barattante. Allinda New Jersey ge horTvi. adakke Metro Subway hOgalla.NY matte NJ pak pakkada ooraadru bere state gaLu. 'PATH' anno train gaLu hOgatve.. 1.5$ kotre karkonDu hOgi Jersey Cityge biDatte. Adu atyanta ramaNeeyavaada jaaga. NY goo NJ madhya hudson nadi haryatte. PATH train gaLa kelsa nammannanadiyoLginda haadu (keLaginda??) nadiyanna daaTisuvudu ashTe. alli exchange place anta station hesru. aalinda Rohan manege10 nimiha naDeebEku. Nadee daDadalle naDkonDu hOkta idre avana apartment sigatte. Aha newyorkina ramanNeeyavaada drushya ettettara kaTTaDagaLu sakkattaagi kaaNatte. Rohan mane balCony indaanoo chenngi kaaNatte.
Avat avana maneli janavO jana.. Avana maneli 6 jana idaare. Adralli 3 jana bere oorige hOgidru. inna 3 janada frndsu gaLella ( nan thara) avana manEli thikaaNi. oTTu 10 jana idvi avattalli. enoo tondare illa. doD mane.. 9PM ashTottige aache kaDe hOgi oota maaDi bandu malagidvi.
Illige NY Trippina day 1 samaaptih.. day 2 and day 3 matte bareetini
Ram Ram

Day 2

Avattu shanivaara. beLagge eddu ready aagi NY darshankke horaTvi.hindina raati ellilli hOgbEku anta plan maaDivi.
Ny nagara udduddakide. chauka chakavaagi neat aagi plan maaDi beLesida nagara.NY nagarada dakshiNa downtown, uttara uptown. dkashinadinda uttarakke street gaLasankhye jaasti aagta hOgatte. naanu BUS iLidnalla, Port Authority, adu irOdu 42nd Street.
naavu modalU horTiddu Natural History Museum of America. Adu irOdu 81st street. Train no. C/E allige hOgatte. naavu PATH moolaka WTC ge bandu, allinda Train A. hatbiTTvi. adu express trainu. Train C/E track mele hOdru saha 81 St.nalli adu nilsOlla. Namage gottirlilla. Rohan saha NY nagara poora nOdirlilla.sari 81 st shivaaa anta horToytu.. yathaa prakaara ello munde iLkonDu ( 102 St.) vaapas dakShinaabhimukavaagi baro Train C. hiDkondu 81 st. nalli iLkondvi. :)Subway indaane museum ge entrance ittu sadya.. Prevesha shulka 12$. aadare Rohan kelsa maaDu client 'JPM Chase' anno bank. tumba prasiddha illi.aadara ID moolak enter aadre free. avanigashTe alla avana jote barO 5 janaguest goo saha.. so free aagi oLage hOdvi. hucchaaapaTTe doDD museum. hOgtane museum dumap na kai giDtaare, (kaLdOgde irli anta ansatte) namma Visweswarayya Museum ginta 3-4 paTTudoDDadu. naanu ondu 50- 60% nODidvi ashTe. ashTottige aagle madhaya agOgittu.
Museum nella sutti horge bandvi. (subway alla road_ge) alle edurige central park anta ideNamma cubbon park thara.. adara 10 rashTu doDDadirabahudu. 59th st. inda Central parkshuru aadre, 91 st. nalli konEyagatte. naavu central paark moola dakshiNakke hejja hakkonDunaDkonDu iDee NY nagarada saundaryana savita bandvi. 48th Street nalliro BurgeKing nalliBuger ooTa mugsi, matte dakshiNakke naDeeta 42nd Street ge bandvi. 42nd street nalle Time Square, Madam Tusaut's WAX museum ella irOdu. ( Nenpidre alle Port Authority saha irOdu )Time Square galnce maaDi, WAX museum ge pravesha. Shulka 30$..rohan ge spl concessioniddidrinda 25$ aaytu. tumba chennagittu. 2 floor ide. tumba doDDadenalla. aadare sakkat maja ittu.allo ashTe janavO jana. sakkattagi pose koTTkonDu photo tegeskoNDvi. Alli ondu bombe edurigirO bombena photo tegyo thara nilsidaare. naanu yarO paapa photo tegeetidaareanta sumru 10-15 second nintkonDu kaayta idde. amele gottaytu, bakta aade anta. hahhhha
alli ondu scary tunnel maaDidaare. kattala guhe .. nijvada actor gaLu devvada thar vEsha haakikonDuhedaristaare. keT keTdaagi kirachtaare. sumaaru 2 nimisha naDee bahudaadanta tunnel. sakkat maja ittunangoo onderaDu kaDe sakkat bhaya aaytu. mai mele beeLo thara ellellindlo bandu hedaristaare.aachege baro ashtralli maiyella bevaru kitkoLothara aaytu. sakkattittu. chik makkaLanna/pkkalranna adara oLage biDalla. :))
kaDEge ondu puTta film show. namma Jawaharlal nehru planatarium thara tale mele dodd screen. tale meleetkonDu nOdbeku. hege andre naavu ondu jaTaka banDi nalli kootiro thara.. obba driver adanna OdiskonDuiDee NY nagara tOrso thara.. haLE kalada NY, eegina NY ella torisda.. tumba chennagittu.
adanna mugsO ashTottige sanje aaytu. Time square nalli Toysorus anta ondu toy angaDi ide. Kemp Fort thara.adanna nOdi Time square nalli swalpottu idvi. Adu sumne ondu square ... aadre sikkapaTTe jana jamaaisirtaare.ondaShTu jana, alli namma cartoon bareetare. eshTu chennagi bareetaare gotta.. ondu chik huDgidu cartoonbareetirO photo kaLsidde. alle ondaShtu jana music nuDiskonDu drama thara maaDtirtaare. adu idu show gaLU iratte. Nam jaatre gaL thara .. koTi kuNisOdu, haavaaDiga etc gaLu irattalva aa thara..
allinda 33rd street tanka naDkonDu bandu.. allinda directaagi PATH train hiDkonDu .. Rohan manege vapas bandvi.
avanEnu palya thara maaDide. enne ginne haaki chennagittu. Chips nenchkonDu oota maaDidvi..amele namma KannadaAudio.com inda beLadingaLbaale picchar download maaDi nOdi malagidvi.
embuvallige NY Tourina eraDane adhaya mugiyitu...
Ramram

Sunila

Day 3

Ammana charaNaaravindagaLige namisi,eraDu varada keLage nillisidda NY trip na moorana kantanna bareyuvudakke prarambha maaDta ideeni ..
( Bhanuvaara 20Jun2004 sanje 7:15)Horge innu madhyana 3 ghanteyenO annO thara soorya suDta idaane .. 8:30 athva 9:00 ghanTege sooryaasta .. aa vishyakke amele barteeni( bande cooker steam barta ide.. weight iTTu barteeni )3 sec nantara( bande)
hmm ellidde?? haa 3 ne dina.. avattu...bhaanuvaara. 30May2004.Hindina dina room poorti janavO jana. avattu naanu Rohan ibre.ella ellello hOgidru.. Hindina dina sustaagidrinda picchar bere nODi malgidrindanidhanakke edvi. sumaru 9:30 ge edde.. Avu inna gorke hOdeetidda.. ebbislilla. Bega 1,2,3 ella mugsi snana geena maaDi bandu ebbisde kuLLanna..ondu 56 gaayatri maaDi rajakkange ph. maaDakke ready aade. ashtottigerohan saha banda.. Hndia dinadashtu neat aage plan maaDirlilla. So enmaaDbEku anta gottilla. Statue of Liberty saha cover maDbEku anta nannamanassinalli. avnu next saha hOgbOdu anta.. Sari yavudakkoo rajakkanige phonaayiside. Avalu aagle eddidlu.. Nam plan enu saryaagilde iddidrindaavaLannne kELde.. avaLu hELidlu neenu Liberty Statue hOgOdu ivattu bahaLakashTa anta. So next day ge adanna post pone maDi Rohan mane number koTTe.Rajaka Rohan saha invite maaDidlu. oLLe oota tinDi sigatte andre biDteeva naavu.Sari hoo anda .. Infact Rajakka invite maaDilla androo nan jote karkonDu hOgtiddeannodu bere vishya.
AvaLa manege henge hOgOdu .. yav bus/ yava trainu ella kELde.. nODidre avaLige enoo gottilla. Edison annodu ondu town. AvaLu irodu Syraville. AvaLige hattirada station andre Edison. So neenu Edison ge bandre allindapickup maaDtivi andlu. Sari naanu research maaDi time/ geem ella matte tiListinianta hELi ph iTTe. ( Oh Cooker koogtu, bande off maaDi bartini) Rohan ge saha nannashTe gottu. Avana friend Ram ji annonna hindia dinane kELona anta idvi.Aaadre avanu Niagare hOgi sumaaru madhya raatrene bartini anta hELidda. So amele kElOna anta sumnaagidde. Avanoo inna bandirlila. Namage Edison ge reach aago train yavduJersey city inda aa train sigo jaagakke henge hOg beku antanE gottirlilla. Sari alle internet ge connect aagi.. google search (ellara fav search engine)nalli NewJersey Transit anta huDukde.. First hitte NJ Transit anta siktu. So full josh inda r&d start maaDide. AshTottige sariyaage Thak Thak anta baagilushabda aaytu, nOdidre devar thara Ram ji nintidda. Anna bossu Edison ge henge hOgbEku anta kELda Rohan. Avanoo naanu huDkid NJ Transit moolaka hOgbEku anda.. NJTransit geJersey city inda PATH Train tagondu hOgbEku anta saha hELda..
So matte rajakkange phone maaDi ee thara barta ideevi anta hELide. aaga 11:30.Syraville inda Edison 45 min drive ( Vidyashankar ODsidre, namage 20-30 mins)So avaLu hELidlu 12:30 ge hOrTu 1:15 ge alli irtivi anta. ooTa geeTa pack maaDi tandirtinialle (Edison) ooTa mugsi, allinda Bridgewaters Devasthanakke hOGoNa andlu. Sari ande. Naavu Chaka chaka anta horTvi. PATH train hiDkonDu NJ Transit terminal ge hOgake sumaru45 min aaytu. PATH Train iLidu, NJ Transit station oLage bandre... adu doDDa begloor Station thara ittu. Ramji adeno city hesru hELidda..allige hOgo train hiDkoLLi aduEdison ge hOgatte anta.. aa city hesru eega martideeni. Lets call it 'aNNamma nagar'. sumne majakke. So alle obbanna aNNammana nagarada train yar platform anta kELi allige hOdvi.Horge elloo ticket tagOllakke jaaga irlilla. Nango Mumbai nenpu. Nanu sridhara tax kaTTidvalla adebhaya. kELOna andr enarapiLLeynoo illa. Sari oLage jumm anta nugggidvi. alli illi huDkidreTicket vending machine anta kaaNIstu.. allige ODidvi. adanna use maaDakke ibrigoo baralla.AshTottigre saryaagi syoooooooon anta aNNammana nagarada train bande biDtu. ticket tagOllakkenaavu pardaaDta idvi. Janare illada ee desha nijjakko sari illa. help kELona andre yavOnara idre alva..sari aa train 10-20 sec nilsittu.. synooooon anta horTe biDtu. ashTottige henge use maaDodu antatiLkondu tickets tagondvi. aalinda Edison ge 5$. nannatra 5$ bill( illi Note ge Bill antaare)irlilla. sari 20$ haakide. adu adanna accept maaDikonDu 15$ change jhan jhan jhan anta ondondu dollar coins koDtu..mai yella urdOytu. ondu dollar coin sikkapaTte bhara iratte. adanna bere carry maaDbEkuanta tale keTToytu. adoo alde train miss aaytalla anta hoTTe uri. alli ticket tagondre yavde train nalli bEKaadru prayaNa maaDbahudu.. Ticket nalli time mention maaDiralla. Baree source matte Destinationiratte.
aaga 12:40. Rohan alli ellO iddatrain time table nODire next train 2:20PM anta ittu. Sunday addarinda freq kaDime. Illandre prati ondu ghanTege Train ide. Namgantoo full tale kETToytu.. Rohan maneli onderaDu peice breadge benne hackkonDu tindiddashTe hoTTe bere haaDu hELta ittu. sari alle station oLage hOgi ondondu banana Muffins tagondu tindvi. amele rakajjana cell phone ge phonaayisidvi. AvaLu aagle Edison ge bandu biTTidlu. ee thara next train tumba late ide. paapa sari kaativi andlu. Allinda Edison ge Train nalli 30Min journey. aadre avu faast trainsPATH thara Shuttle trains alla. sari kaadu 2:20 aNNammana Nagara train hiDkonDu Edison bandvi. Paapa rajakka alle plat form mele kaayta iddiddu kaaNistu. Edison sikkapaTTe chikka ooru. Station nallirOde 2 tracks. Ondu track mele train ee kade a kadege hOdre innondralli aa kade yinda ee kade baratte ashTe. ella trainalli nilsOdoo illa. Namma KR Puram station ginta chikkadu. Train iLidu nanna puTta luggage hotkonDu rajakkannameet maaDoshTottige paapa bhava car tagombandu nillisidru. aaga 2:45PM. Car na sikkapaTTe nidhanakke ODistaare bhava. alle ondu neraLalli nillisidru. Car nalli PuLiyOgare mosaranna tegedre ahhaahha.. bayalli neeroorta ittu. Rajakka nanna huTTida haba saha nenpiTkonDu adakkOskara modlu rasagulla saha koTlu. nangantoosakkat kushi aaytu. ee hengasaru adella henge jnapaka iTkotaarappa anta??? sari nan joteli Rohan saha majavaagi tindaavaroo saha ooTa maaDirlilla.avaroo maaDidru.. Allinda namma prayaaNa Bridgewaters Temple.
daarili enO meravaNige hOgta ittu. Namma Route march thara band geend ella ittu. so Police bere daareeli hOgakke hELidru. modle nidhana paapa bhava.. dari bere change agOyta... sari alli illi yar yarnO kELi avaru reach aagbEkaagiddaFree way barOshtralli 15-20 min aaytu. Allinda 10-15 min dalli Devasthanakke bandvi.
Tumba chennagide devasthana. VenkaTeshwara main devru.. alle pakkadlali ganesha, shiva, ammavru, subramanya hange pradakshine bandre alli kalyaanOtsava aag taane yarO maaDidru. haage mundu varedre Lakshmi, saraswati, Durgihaage mude Rama seeta pakkadalle anjaneya. Norti style nalli radha krishna.. ella mugsO ashTottige pradakshinemugyatte. Sakkattagide. alli vishnu sahasranama book gaLu ella bhashe nalli iTTidaare. marakkalla.. avaagaavaaga vishnusahasranaama paraayana naDeyattante aage janakke anakoola aaglia anta iTTidaare. adanna use maaDialle iTTu hOgbEKu. Kannada, Tamil, Telgu, Malyalam, Hindi ee bhashe gaLalli books idvu.. ella kaDe namaskara haak konDu barOshtralli mangaLaarati maaDidru. MangaLaarati tagondu, teertha prasada tagondu ondu 5-10 nimisha nemmadiyinda alli kootidde. Tumba aananda aaytu. Alle basement nalli canteen ide. alli Mysore cofee anta specialllagi koDtaare... Enilla nam beglooru coffeene. illi janakke bare coffee andre decoction ashte.. Haal geel haaKKoLalla. haakondrooo adenoo creamer haaKKotaare.. Hasuvina haale kuDyalla goobegaLu.Mysore coffee andre niyyattagi nam thar coffee koDtaare. sari adna order maadidre puNyaatma ardha ghanTe aadmele koTta.Yakappa ishtu lateu andre illa haal tarbEkittu annoda???
Allinda next destination Oak tree road. adanna Indian street anta karedare tappagalaaradu. baree nammavara angaDigale.Alli Apna bazaar anta ide. alle dry fruits ella tagonde. hange rajakka kesari saha tago andlu. So adnoo tagonde.Hangde namma MTR rave idli mix, Ashoka akki idli mix ella tagonde. alle pakkadalli ondu Balaji jewelry stores anta ide. Alli cut beeds tagonde.. ella tumbkondu rajakkana manege bandvi.
Rajakkana mane chennagide. Ondu haalu, 2 bedroom, aduge mane, use maDade iro ondu dining hall. ella chennagide.naavella rest tagondu.. sofanalli koorOshTotoge paapa raajakka aduge maneli eno madakke hOdlu. naanu enara maDOna hOde. maaDakke jaasti enoo irlila. Sari nama Gubbi Family bagge chennagi harTdvi.. Ashtottige anna saaru palya ready. tindvi. amele rajakka amboDe ready maaDakke shuru maaDidlu. avaLu pooraa mugsutanka naanu avaLa jote harTta kootidde. Rohan swalpottidda.. amele hOgi malagida. Bhava swalpottada melemalagidru. ella aadamele rajakka ondu t-shirt (b'day present) matte innondu white formal shirt (sumne manege bandiddakke)anta koTlu. ella aada mele dhimmmmm anta malagide
embuvallige NY trippina 3 dina smaapti
8:20PM Sunday 21Jun2004
( ayyo cooker aari eshTottayto eno.. ivattu koosu beysideeni, palya maDona anta hehe)
Ramram
Sunil

PS: haa martidde: Ivattu Ashoka idli maaDidde.. Ondu taste saha nOdide.. Sakkataagi bantu.. Mostly naaLe Dabbige :))

2 comments:

Rupa said...

Good One :)

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