Countries which allows with B1/B2 US Schengen Visa.

How to know your Passport Index ? A visit to a foreign country always starts with a visa. But in many cases, you may be able to visit a country without a pre-approved visa too ( or with an On-arrival Visa) and this depends on the strength of your passport or your nationality. Citizens of Singapore, South Korea, … Read more

Grand Canyon, USA, Part 5 : South Rim

After our sojourn in Page, Arizona and an unimaginable experience of visiting Antelope Canyon we headed for the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The drive again from Page to the South Rim was as beautiful as the one from Las Vegas to the North Rim. This time the changing scenario took a reverse. The red and … Read more

Grand Canyon, USA, Part 3 :The Majestic North Rim

The night before we had taken accommodation at Jacob Lake Inn, about 25 kilometers to the North Rim of Grand Canyon.  We were on a family vacation and it was a Road trip along the west coast of US , covering the states of California, Utah , Nevada and Arizona . Majestic North Rim – Grand Canyon One thing we surely … Read more

South Face of Grand Canyon,

Grand Canyon, USA Part 1 : Grandeur in its Essence

Visiting the Grand Canyon, USA was one of the HIGHLIGHTS of our Road Trip for 2013 covering the main destinations of the West Coast of USA, through the states of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. The first leg of our Vacation was from San Francisco to  Las Vegas via Yosemite National Park and Anaheim, Los Angeles . … Read more

the window meteor crater arizona

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 8

 THE ROCKS THAT MADE THE DAY: Our guide then went on explaining the types of rock formations found in the crater. On the outer rim one could find Coconino Sandstone (sandstone formed 265 million years ago); Toroweap Formation (limestone formed 255 million years ago); Kaibab Formation (dolomite formed 250 million years ago);and Moenkopi Formation (mudstone … Read more

Titir at Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 7

THE HUMAN SIDE OF THE STORY : A Family Road Trip This time our guide turned out to be better than the previous person. The guide Samit had gone with was a grumpy, unapproachable sort but the second guide was a tall, reedy fellow with a pleasant twang and had a candid languor in him … Read more

at the brink Meteor Crater,Arizona

ENLIGHTENING MYSELF : Meteor Crater, Arizona – 6

ENLIGHTENING MYSELF about the Meteor Crater: A family Road trip. Since the guided tour was still going on I thought I would enlighten myself a little more by reading the plaques. They had quite a lot of interesting tidbits related to the crater which helped in quality time -pass. During the 1960s, NASA astronauts trained … Read more

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 5

THE FIRST LOOK: There was an exit on the left which lead to the deck and to the three viewing posts on the rim of Meteor Crater, Arizona . One was  a little up to the north  and the one a little below was shaded so  I went to the middle one which protruded over the Crater … Read more

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 4

THE CRATER’S RISE TO STARDOM: Many factors have contributed to the popularity of the meteor crater in Arizona. Unlike the Vredefort which looks more like a valley, it is easily visible in one glance; unlike Chesapeake it is not submerged in water and thus beyond reach ; and unlike  the Sikhote-Alin craters, which look like … Read more

Photoframe in front of Meteor Crater Arizona

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 3

A LAYMAN’S SCIENCE OF HEAVENLY BODIES: A METEOROID is a small rock or particle of debris in our solar system. They range in size from dust to the size of a pebble and even to 10 meters in diameter. Objects larger than that are usually referred to as asteroids. A meteoroid that burns up as … Read more

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 2

THE CRATER ON THE OTHER SIDE: After parking the car at the parking lot of  Meteor Crater, Arizona and getting out you are enticed by a number of signs in the form of dinosaur footprints preparing us to be ready for the ‘IMPACT’ guiding us towards the entrance of the visitor center. This strategy was … Read more

Meteor Crater Background, US

Meteor Crater, Arizona, USA : Travelogue

WAY TO THE  METEOR CRATER, ARIZONA: Visiting the Meteor Crater was not exactly on our priority list but we were going to Arizona from the Grand Canyon to Dad’s place since he lived there and it fell on the way. This visit actually took place all because of my daughter Titir. She had this lesson … Read more

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