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Once upon a time in Europe – Final Part – Paris (Disneyland Park)

June 2, 2010

Ahhaa, the final part and I guess everyones already releasing a deep sigh of relief.

Well, no worries, there isn’t much to write on what happened at Disneyland. Oh, not that it was boring, it was, infact, one of the best part of the whole trip. But we didn’t do anything special from what a normal tourist would do on reaching this fantasy land. Just like every other person at Disneyland, we stood in queues for almost 2 hours to get into one single ride, we roamed here and there and took a lot of pics, we got lost in the different villages within the Park, we watched the Disney Parade, entered a few souvenir shops and came out empty handed, we had ice creams….you know what, let the pictures in a slideshow do the talking this time :

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You can’t imagine how exhausted we were at the end of the day! And even ‘Sun’ ji wasn’t kind enough that day; it was really a tiresome day standing in all those queues with ‘Sun’ ji just above us, shamelessly smiling till about 6pm ! There were long queues in front of all the rides and to get into each ride, we had to be in the queue for atleast 90 mins; yes, ‘zimbly’ stand for one and a half hours !

The queue in the above snap was for food at a snack stall inside the park and not to be mistaken for one of those rides. It took me almost half an hour to reach even the food counter that day. Spot me if you can 😛

We had our dinner at some kinda fancy restaurant where a few Disney characters come near our table and entertain us. The kids seemed excited, running all over for autographs and posing for photos. I suppose they were under the impression that those were real Disney characters right out of the TV. But not all kids; check out how Dhwani reacted on seeing them :

Dhwani is going to murder me once she grows up, for making these pics public 😛

Our way back to the hotel after our dinner, we witnessed a miracle. We had been going in and out of the Disney Village for the last two days in the evenings for so many reasons and guess what happened on our last night in Paris (and also my second last night in Europe).

The whole world knows that I am obsessed with my name and especially, the letter ‘V’.  It was like some sweet soul knowing that I am somewhere around, did this for me. The ‘isiting’ was also glowing until the previous day and since it happened on the last day, doesn’t it look like Paris thanking me for my visit. It doesnt ? Ok, lemme atleast think that way. Hmmpphh !!!!

You all know what happened the next day near the museum (mentioned as day 4 in the previous part). I was returning to India the day after and lemme take you all to the airport directly.

It was tough at the airport. I didn’t look or speak directly to my bro or s-i-l; I couldn’t. I kept playing with Dhwani and that infact relieved me a lot from the farewell pressure. After all the initial formalities at the airport, I waved my hands at them and left without looking back. My eyes were filled with tears and I let it remain that way without blinking or wiping, because then people would know that I am crying, right? I know its ok to cry, especially at the departure zones of places like airports, but being a ‘big boy’, I felt a lill` embarrassed to let out my emotions. I walked right into the restroom and washed my face; tears got mixed with chlorine water and now even I cant find the difference 😛 Man, I just hate departures !! I missed being with my brother; perhaps the last time we were together for this long was during our childhood Sometimes I wonder, why the hell did we grow up! But this time, it wasn’t just him; I also missed my sister in law and the lill one.

After reaching Chennai and spending a day here, I didn’t feel like doing anything; no, not the usual NRI excuse for being lazy —- Jet Lag. I was in some kind of a trance. Everything was like one long beautiful dream to me. I kept viewing the pics from the entire trip every now and then. The following day, I went to office to resume work and at work, resumed blogging 😉



Phew !!! Finally !!! I cant believe I wrote those last two words !!! 😀 😀

I returned from Europe last year in May and I wanted to finish these almost-an-year-long-boring-write ups by this year May; somehow couldn’t. I realized that with each part of this series, the number of comments were declining and that’s when I decided to put a full stop to this so called travelogue soon 😀 😀

My life was going through rough patches when my brother invited me (read trouble) to Europe to be with him for a while. I really needed that break and it was like pressing F5 in my life. People had commented in some of the previous parts asking me how I remembered each and every detail even after one year back from the trip. But is there anyone here who doesn’t remember their happiest moments of life? Personally, I am glad I wrote it. Who knows, when responsibilities increase and when I forget the meaning of happiness in the years to come, these parts and the comments in it would be of great help for me to get in touch with my past and smile.

Ok, now that its over, you all go burst crackers, open your champagne bottle, celebrate your happiness and let me get back to reading all these parts one more time to rekindle the best trip of my life so far.

Once upon a time in Europe  —

BaselZermattChateau de ChillonLondon CityPeak District (UK)Interlaken,Disney Village (Paris), Paris City.

92 Comments leave one →
  1. anita permalink
    June 2, 2010 8:07 pm

    Loooooosey, finally over-aa?? But I am not happy, I wanted more parts. Though we made fun of you a lot, we had fun reading them. So, when are you coming up with your next travelogue ? you mentioned you will go to Paris once again, le ? Will you visit Disneyland again then?

    All pictures are nice. and even I am sure Dhwani will kill you after seeing these pictures here; she need not grow up for that.

    • June 3, 2010 7:27 pm

      aiyyaa…you need more parts to make more fun of me, right? Grrr….. 😀 😀 😀 😀

      yes, of course, when i go to paris next time, disneyland for sure again. I can make up for all the rides I missed, na? 😀 😀 😀 😀

      I shall delete those pictures here then ! 😀 😀 😀

  2. June 2, 2010 8:26 pm

    Okay first, let me set plutos dummy on right back!

  3. June 2, 2010 8:36 pm

    me third!! 😯
    here?!! WOW!!

    • June 2, 2010 8:44 pm

      looking good with the cooling glass and standing in front of that skull!
      It’s a small world is so so beautiful!

      The remaining pics didnt open!!
      And yes, when we are remembering our best moments, they come back easily to us!

      Thank you as well for sharing such precious memories with us as well! They were fun to read!! 😀

      I hope you make many more such happy memories 🙂

      • June 3, 2010 7:24 pm

        Are they opening now ? I reloaded them twice already 😦

        You need many more travel stories ?? 😀 😀 😀 😀 are you sure ?? 😉

        • June 3, 2010 10:05 pm

          Yup! Loaded! 🙂
          Dhwani is so so adorable! How many times have I told you that! 🙂

          But, seriously, those costumes and people in them are kind of creepy!
          just like clowns… me no likes them either!

          • June 7, 2010 5:43 pm

            LOL, how many ever times you tell that, its still good to listen! 😀 Btw, for a change, you can say Im so so adorable too ! 😀 😀

  4. June 2, 2010 9:06 pm

    what a picture man! Was tht 2nd pic taken by yakshi by any chance? Coz it has all the makings of a typical yakshi style photograph!


    • June 2, 2010 10:30 pm

      Ohh didn’t he tell ya? We both had a blogger’s meet in Paris. I taught him French and how to take photographs while he educated me on the new laws regarding Bathroom Etiquette (not the malayali kutty) 😛

    • June 3, 2010 7:23 pm

      Yakshi style? you mean, will a lot of people showing their back ?? 😀 😀 😀 😀

      @ Sakshi : and you still didnt learn the basic etiquette – closing the door when inside !!! 😀 😀 😀

  5. June 2, 2010 9:19 pm

    hey … nice slide …

    not able to open remaining snaps …..

    btw, where are my songs ?

    u know what ? there was a friends gathering at my place recently and I played ur ver of ‘Velai Pookal’ … and initially no1 could guess it was not the original .. then, after I said, they listened again and tried to find differences

    • June 3, 2010 7:20 pm

      Thanks ! are the pics appearing now ! 😦

      Shall check on the songs ! 😀

      seriously??? they couldnt make out the difference ??? 😀 😀 😀 😀 ARR must have had hiccups then !!! 😀

      • June 3, 2010 8:24 pm

        Ok .. got it working … Dhwani looks like she’s gonna fall off her seat .. paavam !

        Seriously .. Vellai Pookal is too good … yest, my roomie and I were listening to some of the other songs … you can make out a voice diff in some of them … but Vellai Pookal is toooooooooooooo good !

        Err … have u heard ARR with hiccups ? Ahem ……

        • June 3, 2010 8:35 pm

          gr8 !!! 😀

          No, i meant when you all were discussing on the song, ARR wouldve felt those hiccups (as in someone was thinking about him :D)

          • June 4, 2010 11:06 pm

            ohhh anganne ….

            then ARR must be hiccupping nonstop every second, every minute, every hour, every day , every week, every ……. ok ok !

  6. June 2, 2010 9:48 pm

    It’s sad it’s over… 😦
    And it’s ok for big boys to cry! I’m glad you accept your emotions!
    So you got married after the Europe thing is it?
    I kept wondering what happened to your poor wife! 😛 Cos I started visiting you only of late, so I was hazy of the previous details!

    • June 3, 2010 7:19 pm

      Yup. I got married this year. The europe travel happened exactly a year back. Infact, most of the solo snaps were taken for adding them to my matrimonial profile 😀 😀 😀 😀

      Its ok; you are pardoned for visiting me late ! 😀

      • June 3, 2010 11:57 pm

        LMAO! 😀 😀
        Looks like the Europe pics did a good job of advertising you huh!
        Anyway, went off and had nice fun before you got married! Too much! 😀

        • June 7, 2010 5:45 pm

          LOL !!! actually it did. But then when people knew that I went there only for a trip, the proposals declined ! 😀 😀 😀

          Oyyy, we can have fun only before wedding ! 😀 😀 😀 experience speaks ! 😀 😀

  7. June 2, 2010 10:53 pm

    Seriously is it THE END? Why am I feeling sad as if I am coming back from a wonderful trip? 😥 I think it has to do with the fact that I will be missing the gorgeous photos taken by your Bro with his awesome camera :mrgreen:

    Vim : Yeah, yeah, I shall let him know this. Btw, you take better pics than my bro I guess !!! I hope he doesnt read this ! 😀 😀

    Arrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhh! The hands in pocket pose is back…people runsssss…runs for your life!!!

    Vim : Why ? Why ? Why cant I put my own hand in my own pants own pocket ??? huh ???

    The Queue photo – looks like you gonna hit that girl in front of you, you know tight fist and all T Rajendar style 😎

    Vim : LOL !!! I look that beary tough, huh ? 😀 😀 😀

    Loved Dhwani’s snap the bestest and it has inspired me to write a thriller titled “Chachu ka Khaatil Kaun” :mrgreen:

    Vim : you mean cartoon characters appearing as murderers in the end??? I will wait for that thriller ! you can inlcude this karate brat too 😀 😀 😀

    Sigh!! even Disney Land wanted to thank you for ending your trip? I think they were glad that you got up from sitting around and walked out of their gates. You see that’s why they cut off the “siting” part. In French they sometimes swallow one T 🙄

    Vim : Jealous lot !!!! Btw, that pic wid a mask in the slideshow which is also my orkut display pic was taken at the Pirates of the Caribbean ride ! 😀

    Ahem…you look like you own the airport in the last pic or is it the pressure that made you sit like this 😳

    Vim : I think the latter !! 😀 😀 :D; if you meant the same pressure what Im thinking 😀 😀 😀

    Just the way you have memories attached to these Europe trip post, we your readers will always remember it as one of those series where we let ourselves loose on the comments and had loads of fun….sobs…

    Vim : Booohoooooooo !!!!! The comments were the best part, na ? Sob ! Someday, I will miss all this too ! 😦

    • June 3, 2010 2:46 am

      I guess the french missed an ‘H’ as well….

      & I guess this will be the last comment of my life! 😕

      • June 3, 2010 7:10 pm

        @ Rak : ninakku ulladu after your guest post ! grrrr….

      • June 3, 2010 9:52 pm

        Dontku worry….you can put all the comments in my blog for the rest of your life 😛 I thrive on quantity rather than the quality of the comments :mrgreen:

        • June 7, 2010 5:47 pm

          You dont have time to reply to your own comments itself !! Hmmpphh !

  8. June 2, 2010 11:20 pm

    Why can’t I see the photographs 😦 Will come back and comment when I can see the pics!

  9. June 3, 2010 2:50 am

    Man u just stood there while that stupid Pluto and mickey were scaring the baby.. i swear i would have strangled mickey mouse!

    • June 3, 2010 7:09 pm

      Daaa, her mom and dad were also there !!! moreover, they had served food and I was concentrating on my eating skills !! 😀 😀

  10. June 3, 2010 3:09 am

    Awww….so sweet!! U know what I like about u, Vimmu? That u r just such a nice person… apart from those fiendish comments you leave, u r so simple and sweet!! Stay this way ALWAYS!!!Btw, the pics aren’t loading.. is there something with my browser or with the blog? Let me chk in Mozilla now.

    • June 3, 2010 7:08 pm

      aawwwww…….IM NOT LIKE THAT !! dont spoil the bad boy image I have here 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

      The pics keep going on and off 😦 did you get to see them ?

  11. thesaiintlysinner permalink
    June 3, 2010 3:27 am

    So finally…you did it bro!! Congrats!

    • June 3, 2010 6:28 pm

      Thanks !

      Btw, whats that extra ‘i’ in your name? numerology ?? 😀 😀 😀

  12. June 3, 2010 3:40 am

    First things first, except the slide-show in the start, none of the pictures are loading and on clicking the blank spaces, it gives error 404 file not found.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this travel to Europe series, someday when I have more time and patience at hand, I’ll put up a travel around Australia series (though there are still so many parts of Oz that I am yet to visit) 😀 😀

    Disneyland is always a pleasure, I’ll come back to check out the pictures soon 😀

    • June 3, 2010 3:46 am

      The minute I published my comment magic happened and the pictures are visible now 😀 😀
      I have to agree with Sakshi’s notes on those pictures that have recently come to life.
      My my that goofy and huge Mickey are scaring cute little Dhwani….I am wondering why is her uncle not giving that mickey a punch.

      The last picture gives me a feel as if you are waiting to jump in the boxing ring or karate session the very next minute.

      Loved the colorful pictures and now I am looking forward to more travel pics from other parts of the world / India 😀 😀

      • June 3, 2010 7:01 pm

        Im glad you could see the pics ! 😀 😀 😀 I donno, for some reason, it isnt uploading for many of you ! 😦

        You agreeing with Sakshi? oh no, big mistake aussie ! 😀 😀

        Heyyy, her dad and mom were also there !!! moreover, i was busy wid my food ! 😀 😀 😀

        I know, such a show off snap, na? I felt after uploading ! 😀 😀 😀

        • June 3, 2010 7:06 pm

          I guess the pictures are massive size files hence delaying/ disappearing. Reduce their size and add a ‘click to enlarge’ note.
          It’ll make your page loading speed and hopefully picture loading faster 😀 😀

          • June 3, 2010 8:12 pm

            I tried all combinations. I guess its ok. But now all those images appear in the slideshow 😀 😀 I give up ! I hate it when wordpress challenges me in IQ !! 😀 😀 😀

  13. June 3, 2010 7:33 am

    abbbbbaaaa… finallllyyyyy !!! except the slide show i cant see anything !

    • June 3, 2010 6:27 pm

      I uploaded them again. Is it visible now ? I really donno what the problem is ! 😦

  14. June 3, 2010 11:28 am

    Finally finally finally….kaandam kaandam pole thudarnnathu odukkam sumbham aayalle? 😀
    But it was fun 😦 no more posts? when’s your next trip? to where?? 😀
    And hey….couldn’t see any of those indiv pics…esp dhwani ignoring the disneys 😀

    • June 3, 2010 6:27 pm

      samaadaanayallaa ??? (mukesh style) 😀 😀 😀

      I guess, its uploading for some. I really donno what the issue is ! I uploaded them once again, but I still think theres some issue.

      Btw, if you hadnt seen it yet, dhwani wasnt ignoring them. She was crying like crazy ! 😀 😀 😀

      • June 5, 2010 3:03 pm

        Oooooh. I saw it all today! All of those stand-alone pic. Dhwani is super cute man!!! ssshoooo…enthu rasaa! 🙂

  15. June 3, 2010 11:35 am

    Between the Skull & you it is difficult to decide whhich is more scary 😛

    Vim : I always wanted to take a snap along wid someone like you ! 😀 😀

    And this is THE final post in the series??? I can not believe it that this has FINALLY come to an end!!! Anymore travelogues in offing? If No then I am giving a party to you and If yes, then you know which 3 months to post it in 😀 😀 😛

    Vim : Temme the venue of the party and what time, will ya ? 😀

    Spot you??? lolol!!! How difficult can it be to spot a guy with a stupid smile, a gaggle stuck on his eyes forever & one hand aalwaiiis in the pocket?

    Vim : Oyy, I wasnt smiling! atleast in that pic !! and whats your problem? my hand, my pocket !!! Hmmpphh !

    You think Paris was thanking you for your visit?? ha ha ha ha you seriously live in disneyland!!! They were actually meaning to say “We have thanked you enough for visiting & by removing *isting* we simply want you take the V away as well” 😀 😛

    Vim : infer whatever you want to ! europe loves me ! 😀

    And by putting up the link of that post of yours you have reminded me of your sin!!! You never got it the maal for me na??? You are Useless, a traitor, lazy fellow, greedy bugger $$%%%$%$@#@#$%$ huh!!!!

    Vim : Tell me one good reason why I should get anything for you! and what did you bring when you met me ! A BOOK !!! oh ya, atleast you got something, but who wants a BOOK !!!

    But whatever said and done, how much I criticize and make fun of you, I just cant live without visiting your blog!!

    What??? You thought I have said that to you?? You thought I have decided to grant you your wish??? Tcch!!! Tccch!! If you really want to read that beind said for you may choose to beg!!! But even then I won’t listen to you why SHOULD I? You have never even sung the songs that I have requested & you haven’t even brought what I asked to you to bring for me!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😛 😛 😛

    Vim :…la…tra laa…laa….oh, you were saying something? 😀 😀

    Wonly in one condition will I grant you your wish!!! Call me & know the condition 😉

    Vim : You black magic woman ! 😀

    • June 5, 2010 3:04 pm

      @ Smita: “Between the Skull & you it is difficult to decide whhich is more scary :P” ROFL !!!!!!!!!!!

  16. June 3, 2010 12:54 pm

    invited me (read trouble) – y did u even hv to write that in the brackets huh?

    Vim : I knew people would comment on it. So thought of putting it myself ! 😀

    Finally Vimmuuu, phew!

    So, when r u starting once upon a time in Arab series 😛

    Vim : arab series? from where did you come up wid that? 😀

    Aww u r so sweet … its definitely vogay to cry 😀 I like men who dnt hide it as though as its a girlish emotion baah! I mean err this does nt mean I like u wokays 😀

    Vim : Its ok. Now that I have other people to like me, it doesnt matter if you dont ! Hmmpphh !!! 😀 😀

    My comments always give u joy na .. u wil remember them for a longgggg time to come na 😛

    Vim : You want me to tell you the truth or …? 😀 😀 😀 😀

    Yay yay! I spotted u in that snacks queue .. y wudn’t we .. u r one specimen. What did u buy to eat btw 😛

    Vim : I dont remember that, or else I wouldve written that too ! 😀

    Btw, did u figure y u care so much abt …. 😉 😉 😉 😉

    • June 3, 2010 12:56 pm

      Vims, that msg ws actually supposed to read ‘Thank You for taking away V’ and ws aimed @ ur bro 😛 😛 He he he, u think too highly of urself 👿

      Photos r gud as usual 😀 The ones u take r yuck 😛 😛 The last pic looks like the shot for ‘Tanhaiii’

      Btw, y dnt u attempt some Himmes bhai song … suits u well 😉
      Eeks .. am gng from here .. bye bye 😀

      • June 3, 2010 6:15 pm

        LOL !!! I mentioned it in the post na. Atleast lemme think that way !!! 😀 😀 😀 I dont have to pay anyone for my own dreams na ? 😀 😀

        The ones which I took??? can you make out ? try to ! 😀

        LOL, I did. You want me to send that ? It doesnt sound anywhere like Himesh though 😉

  17. June 3, 2010 12:56 pm

    Nahiiiiiiiiiiiiii this can’t be happening. You can’t just end your travel series just like that! I am going to suffer from withdrawal symptoms now. Oh God, I need this doze every now and then ….

    P.s. Can’t see any image!

    • June 3, 2010 6:11 pm

      Put on your glasses, you will see ! 😀 😀 😀

      and drama queen, you are one of those who wanted me to stop this series ! and Im sure as usual, you didnt read this too ! 😉

  18. June 3, 2010 12:59 pm

    So it’s over now is it…but then how abt ur latest trip to Asia? Do we get some pix and tales of that or is that off blog limits??? Anyways I can imagine the trip being one u may never forget! I hope life has gotten better after that! Loved the pic with the Disney and mickey statue!

    • June 3, 2010 6:09 pm

      LOL, not off blog limits, but nothing worth writing !! I didnt have any misadventures, that is ! 😀 😀

      yeah, life got better after the trip; it was evident in the blogs itself ! I was super hyper active ! 😀 😀 😀

  19. June 3, 2010 1:43 pm

    It is finally over 😦 How can we harass you for the next in the series now? How about you take another world trip now that you have completed the series on your previous one 🙂

    Lovely pics, Vimmuuu! Your brother’s camera magic is definitely visible 🙂

    And paavam Dhwani! You guys let her be scared! The cutie pie! Give her a couple of years and she will refuse to leave the place without Goofy and Mickey 🙂 And yes, how I look forward to her reaction when she sees what you did with her pics 🙂

    I can imagine how sad you must have felt! It is heart-wrenching to leave family 😦

    ‘when responsibilities increase and when I forget the meaning of happiness in the years to come,’ – No, no, when responsibilities increase, you find new avenues of happiness 🙂 It is wonderful how you have recounted all this in so much detail. I am so sure that when you do read this in a few years time, your eyes will well up again 🙂 Hugs!

    • June 3, 2010 6:00 pm

      I know !!! yeyyy ! no more harassments !!! 😀 😀 😀

      If you sponsor, then why not !

      Yeah, yeah, I took some of them in my jurassic cam too ! Hmmpphh 😛

      nahh, she still doesnt like cartoons and stuff toys. She loves machines and video games though 😀

      new avenue of happiness ??? you kidding me ? 😀 😀 😀 😀 yeah, I guess in another 10 years, for sure. I just hope you all remain as blogmates even then ! 😀

  20. June 3, 2010 4:22 pm

    I cant view airport pic. are you seen crying in it? :p hee
    issok we dont mind boys crying. srk also cries no :p
    I hate departures sadness came.

    I would be scared too like Dhwani if I saw them cartoons out of Television box. its damn scary. I stopped visiting kids kemp in bangalore as a kid coz they had such life size cartoons near the gate. I hate live cartoons.

    • June 3, 2010 5:57 pm

      Nope. Not crying !! I guess, you can see it now. I uploaded them once again 😀

      SRK cries, but he is paid for that ! 😀 😀 😀 😀

      I shouldve thought; mentally you are younger than Dhwani, na ? 😀

  21. June 4, 2010 9:21 am

    Awesome pictures! Dhwani is super cute!

  22. June 4, 2010 2:20 pm

    😀 Disneyland… Would have loved to see more cartoon character pics 🙂
    I liked Goofy … looked cute…
    And ya these memories don’t fade away 😀 … very hard….
    and you cried… “Shilpa pinches herself” 😀

    • June 7, 2010 6:10 pm

      Thats not goofy, thats mickeys pet pluto ! 😀 😀 😀

      Ok, next time you wanna pinch, allow me ! 😀 😀 😀

  23. June 4, 2010 3:20 pm

    So this Europe trip was a year back?!?

    Dude, how do you remember all these details?

    • June 7, 2010 6:32 pm

      Dude, didnt you read the last part of the post ? 😀 😀 😀

  24. June 4, 2010 11:04 pm

    My first reaction to seeing this post: daivame ithu ithuvare kazhinjille? lol…

    Yea I dont blame Dhwani for her reaction. I was terrified on these dressed up cartoon characters. I remember going to Kids Kemp in B’lore with my parents and bawling when a huge panda came my way…! 😛

    Hey you didnt add the most interesting part in the ending. WHere you landed in India with severe throat infection and the swine flu check at the airport you held your breath and pretended you were fine!! 😀 😀

    Ya I remember you telling me missing the trip and all that… (those were the days when u wud actually call me) so yep that part is pretty familiar.

    Anyway keep these posts… they are treasure troves 🙂 U will look back and laugh at the memories..

    • June 7, 2010 6:43 pm

      LOL, its over ! you can celebrate !

      All you girls are chicken ! Thats y ! 😀

      I wanted to, but people would think all these misadventures of mine are made up. There are a few who incorporate fake humor into their post for no reason and for no fault of mine, I was made a victim for one of such things ! 😀 😀

      Get married and you will stop all those bracketed words for ever ! 😀 😀 😀 😀

      I will look back and laugh at all these comments for sure ! 😀 😀

  25. June 5, 2010 12:25 am

    Oye… u went to Europe a year ago and ur just finishing ur travelogue!!! sheesh!!! 😛

    Was fun reading.. and loved the pics[once again] … :)) Dhwani is adorable!! unna pathu azharala?? aiyo pavam… u dont spare kids too!! :))

    how u been??? hows work life marriage and wot not… jeez, been forever … we need to MEET!! am gonna go around screaming this everywhere till we all meet… :))

    • June 7, 2010 6:45 pm

      yeah, I dont have the privilege of travelling every week like you and then writing on it. So I extended it to the maximum possible 😀 😀 😀 😀

      ennai paarthaa??? It wasnt me dressed up as mickey or pluto !! 😀 😀 😀

  26. ajay permalink
    June 5, 2010 12:42 am

    Hi. First time here. You have got an awesome blog. So much fun and humor here. You look like an actor in the second pic. Hey, did you talk to the girl standing in front of you and leaning on the pole? 🙂 How did she look like?

    • June 7, 2010 6:46 pm

      Welcome to Vlokam and thanks for dropping in your comment.

      yeah I did. she is a pole dancer. you want her contact details??? sheeesh !! no wonder we men get blamed by all girls ! Control man , control. just wont leave any girl and pole, huh ? 😀 😀 😀

  27. ajay permalink
    June 5, 2010 12:44 am

    Sorry, I meant what did she look like 😀

  28. June 5, 2010 5:32 am

    Hey! Sweet memories. 🙂

    I liked reading your “travel log”.
    And looking at Dhwani reaction towards the Disney characters reminded me of my little brothers’. 🙂

    And yes it is very difficult departing from love ones.
    I hope you get more trips like this where you can spend soo much time with your beautiful niece, your bhabhi and bhai. 🙂

    *I have my fingers crossed*

    • June 7, 2010 6:49 pm

      You have your fingers crossed ?? lol…how are you having your food now ?? 😀 😀 😀

      and yeah, I hope so too ! 😀

  29. June 5, 2010 11:07 am

    I know.. I am the ONLY one who knows why you ended the Europe travelogue. I remember reading that you are off to Malaysia-Indonesia or smthing soon somewhere.. So of course you had to wrap this up .. otherwise you’d get confused & end up writing about non-existant museums in Indonesia 😉 I am soo smart I deserve a dedication in your next post Vims!!

    Oooh like Dhwani, I also hated those clowns outside Kempfort/Kidskemp in Bangalore. I have a picture with them & I am standing far away from them. Silly idea & now I pity those guys who have to wear those ugly suits the entire day.

    I had earlier assumed you visit to Europe was business related & you managed to squeeze all these trips in between. There’s nothing like spending time with loved ones when one is going through a rough time. So glad yours was so memorable. Touchwood! 🙂

    • June 7, 2010 6:53 pm

      LOL !!! nobody can get smarter than this !!! Dont worry, I shall dedicate one of my upcoming Tasteless tuesdays to you !!! 😀 😀

      I did go to Malaysia, but not writing that here though 😀 😀

      Yeah, sad guys. They hardly get paid and they have to be all this happy happy throughout the day ! 😦

      Business trip?? Lol…would I look happy in the pics then ?? 😀 😀 😀

  30. June 5, 2010 2:00 pm

    “Ahhaa, the final part and I guess everyones already releasing a deep sigh of relief.”- You bet!! Now let me scroll up to read the full post 😀

    • June 7, 2010 6:54 pm

      Kashtam !! yaadoru tharathilum enne jeevikkaan sammadikkilaa le ! 😀 😀 😀

  31. June 5, 2010 2:18 pm

    “Ok, now that its over, you all go burst crackers, open your champagne bottle, celebrate your happiness “- instead of treating us to a bottle of champagne and other goodies for enduring your Europe posts running into never-ending parts, you want us to shell out our hard earned $$ to celebrate?? Kushumbhan!!

    Vim : Adeylo ! I write, I end the write up and then I give treat to you. Im not living in cucumber town, I mean, vellarikkkaa pattanam !! 😀 😀 😀

    BTW, next time when you meet Dhwani please give her tight hug and kisses from this auntie. I simply loved her expression upon seeing the Mickey Mouse..priceless!!

    Vim : lol. If I tell her its from you, she might not. wanna take the risk ?? 😀 😀

    Awww..Vims,you cried on your last day! Its when you mention about moments like thse that I realize what a sweet person you are!

    Vim : Ayyeyyyy !!! 😀 😀 😀

    I also know you wont let me have that good impression about you for very long..its just a matter of one more post and you’ll have me want to strangle your neck again 😈

    Vim : You bet ! 😀

    But till then…you’re a wonderful wonderful person and I’m so glad to have known you 🙂

    Vim : Awwwwww…..shy is coming ! 😀

  32. June 5, 2010 6:38 pm

    Even there the light is under repair on the name board ‘ thank you for v(siting)! Felt good. Dhwani seems to have enjoyed fully! Hey, read your comment later! I read and comment para by para!

    Vim : I do the same most of the times ! 😀 lol, you felt good because over there the signboard had malfunctioned ?? 😀 😀 😀

    Is that you with a ‘konal vaayi’ and comic face?! Saw it again, it is you!

    Vim : LOL !!! a new name for me now ! 😀 konal vaayi ! 😀

    ‘Sometimes I wonder, why the hell did we grow up!’ I think every person will think like this at sometime in his life, vimmuuu…the carefree life is what everyone will miss!

    Vim : Its not about the carefree life. Its the life of togetherness that I long for ! 😀

    ‘Who knows, when responsibilities increase and when I forget the meaning of happiness in the years to come, these parts and the comments in it would be of great help for me to get in touch with my past and smile.’ You are a good-hearted person, vimmuuu. You and Laxmi are going to be happy always and we are going to be here to comment ‘we said so!’

    Vim : Thanks a tonne ! 😀 I hope you all blog then too ! 😀

    Enjoyed reading this travelogue of yours, it was not boring at any place.

    Vim : Seriously??? 😀 😀 😀 you deserve a chocolate for that ! 😀 😀

  33. June 5, 2010 8:27 pm

    Enjoyed all the posts of this trip bro…. 🙂 🙂 Dhwani looks so cute… 🙂 🙂

    Enjoyed the photos and you have made me crazy about UK and I am sure will visit it one day 😀 😀

    Wishing you to have another great trip with your bro 🙂 🙂

    • June 7, 2010 5:41 pm

      Thanks a lot Kanagu.

      Dhwani is my niece, le? appo cute aaa daane irukkanum?? 😀 😀 😀 😀

      Please do visit UK, Im sure Ashwathy will help you with the logistics ! 😀

  34. June 6, 2010 12:36 am

    Responsibilities increasing and all….. my, I thought for some people it doesn’t make a difference!! 😉

    Destination Infinity

    • June 7, 2010 5:38 pm

      LOL DI !!! Till Feb, it didnt. In Feb, I got married ! 😀

  35. June 10, 2010 1:36 pm

    I just loved this travellogue…even though there were silly comments sometimes, on the whole, I enjoyed the way you had written so many things in detail. It shows how much u loved this trip and the time u spent with ur bro. 🙂

    Vimmuuu, why dont u take L and go for a trip, so that u can write more such posts ???? Zimbly asking…. 😉

    The slideshow is still not loaded…God knows whats wrong…will chk it out again after sometime.

    Dhwani is indeed a darling…Hugs to her. 🙂

    • June 11, 2010 11:42 am

      Saw the slide show – fantastic pictures.

      And whaatt ???? Spotted the Devil !!! So, this is where your DP came from…. 🙂

    • June 11, 2010 7:11 pm

      silly comments…so, the post wasnt silly na ? 😀 😀 😀 :D:D

      and whats with that L ??? name her completely, I dont have an issue with that ! 😀 😀

      ahhaaaa, spotted the orkut pic, huh ? 😀 😀 😀

  36. July 4, 2010 6:28 pm

    ahhh at last!! This has to be the longest travel post series in the history and future of blogging 😀

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