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Neena sends out the link to friends & family. The obligatory statement of purpose.

The purpose of this blog is to document our long voyage traversing the North and South American continents. It is to stay in touch with our friends and family back home in San Francisco, in our ancestral homeland of India, and those we meet along the way. It is to communicate with our future selves.

We have worked long and hard on getting this site up. Neither of us knew much about HTML, CSS, JavaScript or much else related to blogs. It has been an interesting and fulfilling learning experience. Please poke around the site and give us your feedback!

10 Responses to “Why?”

  1. Shailesh Tamhane says:


    So how are you planning to update this site during your travels? I mean technically speaking, how will you get connected to internet?


  2. Shreesh says:

    We will try to update the blog as often as we can. Currently our target is to post every three days or so while we are on the trip. Internet connectivity will largely govern the frequency – given our experience internet cafes are pretty abundant. We are looking into other means of data connectivity using satellite technology but the data rates are slow and the service is expensive.

  3. Sudhir Tamhane says:

    As mentioned to you, I would welcome map of your entire itenery, with approximate dates, so that at a galnce we know where & when you can be .

  4. Shreesh says:

    Thanks pappa, we’re thinking about this. The main issue is that Google Maps really slows down when there are many points for it to plot.

  5. Suhas Taskar says:

    Shreesh and Neena,
    When do you plan to start your voyage? Are your plans finalized? I would like to know your iterinnary in detail. Do you have the names of contacts at different places that you can share with us?
    When are you planning to visit us in Minneapolis?


  6. Neena says:

    Hello Aai,
    We plan on putting a itinerary of our travel on a separate google map with very broad dates. It is inevitable that the itinerary will keep changing, you can’t plan specific dates for so long. We are collecting some names of contacts in different countries for emergency purposes.

  7. Sudhir Tamhane says:

    1) I just tried to post comments from the site opened by internet Explorer, but it didnot send the comments. Sop I am now trying with Mozilla Firefox.
    2) We would also like to virtually travel with you ” From Artic to Antartika”
    3) So please first list the famous touristy sights you are likely to come upon.
    4) as you touch those sights ,please do post some photographs, so thaqt we can enjoy the sights.

  8. Pramod Taskar says:

    Your blog looks very good. I make many spelling mistakes inadvertently. Can you add a spelling corrector for “comments” to your blog?
    Please drop by before or after Wyoming.

  9. Neena says:

    Hello Pappa,
    Comments are moderated and you will not see them immediately unless Shreesh or I approve them. This is to prevent against spam.
    Hello Daddy,
    You can install the free spell checker Aspell at http://aspell.net/
    Once installed, it will check your comments for mistakes.

  10. Ram dada says:

    Love your blog.
    It’s gonna give us all great vicarious pleasure to watch you two conquer the tens of thousands of kilometers.
    Great goin’ !

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