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Photos from my India Trip – Week 2 – Bangalore
Last Updated on Monday, 3 August 2015 Written by Chad Darby Sunday, 2 August 2015
Well, this is part 2 of my India trip. If you missed part 1 (Chennai), then check it out.
Anyways, Bangalore was so much fun. This was my third trip to Bangalore so I have a good feel of the city. Also, I have a lot of coworkers / friends here so I was really excited to return.
During the week, I was mostly consumed with work. I was there to teach two classes on mobile app development. Just like the previous week, I had a great group of students and the training was a success.
While I was Bangalore, I stayed at the J.W. Marriott hotel. Oh my gosh, this hotel was fabulous. I had heard good things about it … but I’ve traveled and didn’t think much of the talk. However, when I stepped inside the hotel lobby, I was blown away. Excellent decor, tile and marble everywhere. The staff were super nice and went out of their way to make sure my stay was going great.
On the weekend, I went running in Cubbon park. I met up with a local running group and we did an 18k run. Whew, what a workout. We started in Cubbon park and then did most of the run through the streets of Bangalore. It was great to see the city on foot and it provided a unique perspective. The running group that I met were a group of super guys. They were totally nice and invited me back to run with them again. Once I returned home, I even hooked up with them on FaceBook and LinkedIn. Awesome group.
Anyways, enough talking from me … here are the pics. Enjoy 🙂
Well, that’s it. I had a great time in Bangalore! I’m already planning my next trip 🙂
Photos from my India Trip – Week 1 – Chennai
Last Updated on Saturday, 18 July 2015 Written by Chad Darby Saturday, 18 July 2015
As some of you may know, I’m in India for two weeks: July 13-26. I’m here for business and this will take me to two cities in southern India: Chennai and Bengalaru. This is my fourth trip to India, the past couple of trips I’ve gone to Bengalaru and Mumbai. But this is my first visit to Chennai.
I just finished up a successful work week in Chennai. I was teaching a course of mobile app development to a team of developers at Cognizant. A great group of guys and we had so much fun doing a deep dive into everything mobile (iOS, Android, Cordova, Xamarin, mBaaS). Fun time!
This weekend I decided to take a tour of Chennai. There is a lot of history in the city and I just couldn’t let the weekend pass by without visiting some of the great tourist attractions in the city.
Here are a couple of photos that I took during my time here. I leave Chennai on tomorrow (Sunday) and head to Bengalaru to teach another series of training classes.
BTW: If you are in Bengalaru, let me know. I’d love to meet up with you for dinner or drinks. If you’ve watched any of my videos then we are instant friends 🙂
Well that’s it for now. I’m heading to Bengalaru on tomorrow (Sunday). I’ll take more pictures and share them with you. See you soon 🙂
BTW: I fell in love with Chennai. Can’t wait to come back and bring the family!