This is one of the most beautiful hotels I have stayed at. Actually after staying here I am inspired to start reviewing hotels on the blog.
This is a modern hotel, looks beautiful, has amazing art and staff is really good. Best part was you could not see the staff around at all but they were there when we needed something. It has an amazing pool with hot tub on 5th floor. It is expensive but totally worth it. It has a 5 diamond award.
More about the concept behind the hotel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shangri-La
We had promised kids that we will take them to Disney land for their 4th birthday. We headed there just 2 days after I resigned from Microsoft(that story later). We had great time. It was great to spend so much time with Kids and see Disneyland through their eyes. Especially both kids had tons of fun, Abhi loved wild rides and Arni enjoyed street shows, some rides and most important was parades with princesses.
Author: Christopher Mcdougall
This book has changed how I think of running. I started running last year. Have done 3 half marathons and am training for a full marathon in Oct. I really believe that we as humans were born to run and it is amazing 36 years of my life I survived without running.
This book is an amazing story of 50 mile foot race in deadly Copper Canyons in Mexico. It is a story of author Christopher McDougall’s search of “Why do our feet Hurt?”. It is also a story of Caballo Blanco an American who lives in Copper Canyon with local tribes and just runs. Christopher as done an great job with all the characters in the story. Loved every bit of the book.
If you run then you should read this book and if you don’t then you must read the book.
Some of my favorite passages from the book
Distance running was revered because it was indispensable; it was the way we survived and thrived and spread across the planet. You ran to eat and to avoid being eaten; you ran to find a mate and impress her, and with her you ran off to start a new life together. You had to love running, or you wouldn’t live to love anything else. And like everything else we love—everything we sentimentally call our “passions” and “desires”—it’s really an encoded ancestral necessity. We were born to run; we were born because we run. We’re all Running People, as the Tarahumara have always known.
‘When you run on the earth and run with the earth, you can run forever.’
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up,” Bannister said. “It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or a gazelle—when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
‘When you run on the earth and run with the earth, you can run forever.’ ”
“You don’t stop running because you get old,” said the Demon. “You get old because you stop running.”
This has been a fascinating year for me. Today I ran my second half marathon with Team in Training in support of Leukemia and Lymphoma society. Thanks to everyone who supporting me and helped find cure for blood cancers.
It was an amazing day around 50 deg with constant rain. There was a huge hill around mile 9 and I was really tired but Team in Training folks had put some pictures of cancer survivors especially one kid was so inspiring in the picture that pain was gone in few seconds.
Next, I have signed up for a Lavaman triathalon with team and training and taken up a task of raising $5k+. So please help me save lives, every dollar counts.. Please give at http://bit.ly/sudsgive
My Certificate: Completion Certificate