Adventure in America

This article is written by Jitendra Gupta

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando

My recent trip to the United States of America was an experience of a lifetime. During my stay there I visited Orlando, New York, Buffalo and Niagara Falls.

Mad Cow Theatre, Orlando

Orlando is the fifth largest city in Florida and the largest inland city of America. We visited Central Florida Ballet, Mad Cow Theatre and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. The University of Central Florida is home to theatre lovers and attracts young artists like me from around the world.

Universal Studio, Orlando

Live shows at the Universal Studio are really very exciting. The show includes movie clips, prop and creature makeup demonstrations and gives a fascinating insight into the moviemaking process.

A stay in Florida is incomplete without a trip to the Kennedy Space Centre and NASA’s launch headquarters. I was lucky to see the launching of Atlanta-2 from my coach, a few miles away from the space centre.

Future World at Orlando’s Epcot

Orlando Epcot Centre is divided into Future World and World Showcase. In Future World, ideas become a reality. World Showcase is a collective of pavilions and shops full of mind-blowing products, restaurants that represent the culture and cuisine of 11 countries. At night there are fireworks and a laser show. In the evening we went to the Niagara Falls. A total of 21 xenon lights each with 76 cm diameter are used to illuminate the falls in a rainbow of colours.

We also visited several lovely Indian restaurants. Next morning we enjoyed the Maid of Mist boat ride and trolley ride to the Cave of the Winds up close to the falls. Water rushes all around you and one gets drenched. We also enjoyed a visit to the Statue of Liberty in a ferry.

New York city skyline

The other places we visited were Times Square, Ground Zero, China Town, Central Park and Empire State Building from where on a clear night one can see the spectacular New York city skyline clearly.

Jitendra Gupta

18 Oct 2011

Unforgettable trip to Canada

This article is written by Suresh Chander

Cherished yet fresh, unforgettable, rejoicing. These words describe my most beautiful and unforgettable experience in Canada.
Beautiful Canada
It was June of 2010 when in a Friendship Exchange Programme by Rotary District Club 3010, my spouse, I and three more families enjoyed an exuberating trip to this wonderful place.

It was a hearty welcome for all of us at the airport by the assistant governor of Rotary Club.

The warmth while receiving us and making us all feel so welcome surpassed every myth that only our people are superbly hospitable. The no pollution and amazing transport system needs appreciation.

Each couple got an opportunity to stay at the house of members and we all had good experiences to share.

The Canada National (CN) Tower, Toronto
During the visit we took a trip round the states of Sadbury and Barrie and a never to forget experience at the Niagara Falls, CN Tower and a tour around the city schools, hospitals, nickel mines and beautiful lakes. It was an exuberating experience to relish Indian cuisine from our Canadian hosts.

Suresh Chander

8 Nov 2011