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Nowadays we are using varieties of transportation modes, each one bring us different experience. The flight journey can be fast and modern with smileful air hostess swaying around but nothing can beat the pleasure of train journey, i guess.

It is another great experience if you take a ride in Chennai autorickshaws, at the end of your journey, you will be more updated on political trends, cine gossips and commodity price index etc from the driver.

The bus ride can be appropriate for shorter distance but it is uncomfortable for longer distances, especially with our private transporters compete with thei rivals on catching up the time, it’s like running race, they never care about road bends or turn. Most of these buses, play 'dappanguthu songs' and blurred quality videos make our travel more horrible!!

By the way we rented Mahindra Scorpio for few days, the vehicle is great, equivalent to international brands. India is really shining on this industry.

The train journey brings the people more closer, sometimes we may get a ‘fellow passenger’ then become our friends. During my recent visit to India, I intentionally opted to travel by train. One time we got retired government physician and a software engineer travelling with us, they were so humble and polite, during discussions we found that he has a daughter and they are getting good offers for her marriage, he mentioned about a proposal and the boy is working with a reputed software company, fortunately the person he mentioned happened to be our fellow passenger’s friend, he got more details about him, almost he made up his decision and sent immediately a text message to his daughter. That was a pleasant event in the train.

Let me share a story flight journey, we were six of us, when they allotted the seat, my daughter and son got seats far from us, we preferred to have them beside, I requested two gentle men in front us on possibility of exchanging seats, one agreed another was so stubborn, just I asked him the reason for not moving, his reply was ‘he didn’t want to’ I didn’t argue with him much, he could be mentally stressed or problems to ponder, I know a bachelor’s situation flying to gulf. If that was the problem by a passenger, I didn’t expect another bug in the form of bag by the flight attendants, they were distributing gift bags for all the kids, in fact we have many of them at home got from the previous trips, the airhostess started to distribute and stopped in half way, most of the other kids and their parents were upset and arguing, I asked the reason and understood they are out of stock, it was hard to convince my kids, what a poor management by the Airlines (Saudia), among the airline services in gulf region, its my impression, Emirates is the best!! I could do nothing but a complaint to the airlines.

I hope you got my point for the reason to hate the flight journey!! I wish we have fastest train between Jeddah and Chennai.

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