I developed Newspin after a few months work (mainly deciding on technologies etc.) and its received middling acceptance, even after promoting it to friends and acquaintances.
After publishing it, I decided to try out game development and published World quiz. I promoted it to no one (no one really reads this blog). Surprisingly in the couple of weeks since it was published, it has already overtaken Newspin in downloads.
Looks like I was wasting my time with app development, game development is where its at boys and girls.
Its time I tried out game development. So get ready for a World geography quiz. I’ve just published on the google play store.
You can either try out a timed game and guess as many countries in the time frame. If you don’t like being rushed, go for the untimed round.
Distance: 50 km
The last day was pretty laidback. We took lots of stops to take in the scenery as we got out of the forests and back to civilization.
We passed through old goa and stopped by the churches. The last 10 kms from old goa to panaji was tougher than I expected. The road was very narrow and we had to cycle through strong head winds. All in all this was a wonderful trip. It wasn’t as tough as the ladakh cycle trip and it was lovely seeing goa for all its natural beauty (and not just for its beaches).
Distance : 50km
We were off-roading during the entire doodhsagar stretch. While the stretch from collem to doodhsagar was a challenge as we had to share the dirt road with jeeps, we took an alternate route to mollem. We had a few more bike breakdowns on that rocky road which significantly delayed our exit from doodhsagar for a second day.
The high point was visiting the doodhsagar falls though which I later found out was the same falls used in the movie chennai express.
Once we moved out of doodhsagar, the road to bondla forest was pretty easy. However the road inside bondla was steep uphill and I pushed my cycle most of the way.
Bondla camp was very nice with hostel style bunk beds and it was nice sleeping on a bed as opposed to the pebbled earth in doodhsagar.
Netravali to doodhsagar took us out of civilization and well into the forests. We had quite a few bike breakdowns but luckily my bicycle stayed didn’t have much problems.
We had to cross a few small rivers on foot avoiding jeeps which seemed to be in a tearing hurry.
We were scheduled to reach around 4pm but we reached well after 6pm. The doodhsagar tents were pitched on pebbled earth but our fatigue took over soon and the night passed without any problems.
Distance: 50 km
The bike ride from Assolna to Netravali was uneventful. The place we were staying in Netravali was beautiful. It was in a spice farm filled with Supari trees and other spices.
When we entered, the owner cut down some fresh coconuts and was wonderful way to cool down. The rest of the food was lacking in taste. The farm did have spices for sale but the prices were on the higher side