On May 30th 2014, I set out for USA-visit, for next 40 days. It was a very eventful trip and so there are many things which I wish to share with you, in the series of blogs that will follow. This is pictorial description of my USA tour, with particular thrust on the various modes of transport and allied places, such as the Airports, the Aircrafts, the Metros, the train, the stations, the Bus, the trolly, the trams, the Catamaran, and of course the Cars, which made possible for me, to travel a huge distance of more than 45,000 Kms, which is more than the Earth's circumference ! (By the way, the Earth’s circumference is 40,075 Kms only).
The CST or Chhattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, was my starting point for the USA journey. The T-2 (the New Terminal) is indeed very impressive and something of which we should be proud of. Mumbai to Frankfurt (6,600 kms), was the first journey by Boing-747-400 of Luftansa.
The next journey was from Frankfurt to San Francisco (10,300 kms). The equipment was Airbus A-380. The speed was 1,018 kms per hour at an altitude of about 40,000 ft.
The next major journey was by hired SUV GRY KIA Sorento 4WD. The total distance travelled by this car was 1,283 kms. It was from San Jose to Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, and back to San Jose.
Within this LA journey, one Catamaran Journey to Catalina Islands about 22 nautical miles south of San Pedero Bay .
The next big journey was from San Francisco to New York (JFK) of 6,560 kms by JetBlue Airlines Airbus 320. It took about 5 hours to reach New York. It's like travelling from Mumbai to Kolkata, but of course , the distance is far more
On 86 th Floor of the Empire State Building.
|The White House|
Washington to Niagara was another big road journey 397 miles (635 km).
From Niagara we took a small aircraft, 37 seater Flight Dash-8-100, from Buffalo Airport back to Philladephia. The distance was 650 km. The Aircraft was like a small bus.
|Inside the Dash-8 Aircraft|
From Philadelphia, there was another small Aircraft, Bombardier for going to Reagan Airport, in Washington DC. It was just 35 minutes flight (204 km).
At Washington I traveled by Metro train (Yellow line)
A Take Off at Reagan Airport,
|Inside the Amtrak Train|
This is Trention Station View
|A River walk at San Antonio|
A short trip from Dallas to Austin, and San Antonio of 1,276 kms in two day, next attraction.
|At Henry Cowell Redwoods Park|
Dallas to San Francisco, 2,750 km was by American Airlines.