Puneet and Daria in front of the Harbor Bridge in Sydney, Australia (self-picture)
Above: Links to our "personal" webpages and blogs from "recent"
Below: Links to pages for our world trip
Hi there! You've reached Daria and Puneet Mehra's little spot on the web -- Welcome! (Exclamation points make everything better!) Who are we? Why does this site exist? Glad you asked...
Daria and Puneet met at UC Riverside while she was getting her MBA and he was finishing his bachelors degree in computer science (CS). At first sight Puneet thought that Daria was a hot Scandinavian chick (she's Russian), while she mistook him for a Mexican gangbanger (he's a geeky Indian). Then they fell in love and lived happily ever after...
In reality, they just ended up moving to the bay area, but they think it's as close to never-never-land as you can get on this little planet. Daria has been a software engineer in San Francisco for 3 years now at a recently defunct storage startup company - Scale 8 (she's an MBA who prefers to code). Puneet is a PhD candidate in the EECS department at UC Berkeley (always wanted to be a Golden Bear!). They recently celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary and decided to take a break from their boring lives to do something interesting -- an 8-month trip around the world! The 3rd anniversary will be held back in Berkeley, assuming that their relationship survives being together 24 hours a day for 240 days, save for the bathroom breaks...
You can't really see the whole world in 8 months, but we're
trying to see as much as we can... and to let our family and friends
track our progress we grabbed our handy digital camera (which has since
been replaced), Puneet's trusted Sony Vaio laptop and put together this
site. For more info about our trip check out the "World Trip" button
All the maps on this page are in the public domain and were obtained from the Perry-Castañeda Map Collection at UT Austin. A big thanks to these folks and the people at the CIA (yes it's the same fearful entity that's spying on us!) for putting together these useful maps and making them available.
We would like to thank Daria's ex-coworker Joerg Bashir for providing the server and bandwidth for hosting our site for a long time. Thanks Joerg!
Questions, Comments, Flames... all are welcome, so feel free to e-mail us: