I donot travel as much as I want to but I travel as much as I can afford owing to my circumstances. What really pushes me to plan more travels and look forward to, is the memories I make throughout! Good, Bad, Great, Ugly they all teach me to look at life from a very different perspective(Ya as cliched as it sounds! But I mean it). They say “You are not the same having seen the moon shine from the other side” and I couldn’t agree more. It all comes down to what I take back from my travels and what I cherish through out and tell tales about. Some I document in the blog and some I dint. Nevertheless these are my top 12 memories from all the travel I did till date 🙂
- We were on a trip with my family and family friends to Ooty, Mysore, Bengaluru and we literally were dying for some delicious food and as the moment we reached our guest house that we booked in Bengaluru, my mom and her friends let the cook aside and cooked the most scrumptious comfort food for the family(although they were equally tired from the travelling) and I could till this day remember the feeling I had on eating my first mouthful.
How much we take our home cooked food back home for granted right? And nothing in this world can compete with Mom’s food made with love. NOTHING!
- On another trip with my family to Kerala, we stayed at a resort in Munnar which was beside a small waterfall and a heavily flowing stream of water. It was so secluded and was around 25km from town and we had to travel through really bad roads to reach the resort. This was our first time staying in a place that close to nature and so away from human hullabaloo. It literally felt like we lived in a Jungle and could hear the gushing sound of water even when we were asleep. That peace and beauty of living as one amongst the nature is another level although it felt scary to be so secluded for the first time in life.
We often underestimate what wonders living close to nature does to one’s mental health. It is the greatest break you need from our rotten lives!
- Another time I visited Kerala but to Wayanad this time with friends. It was such an impromptu trip that the previous night we were partying in Bengaluru and we decided to go to Wayanad through road the next morning. With zero planning we covered Wayanad over the weekend. Right from searching for homestays in the night for a place to rest and hiking up to caves(again first time hiking) it was crazy! Impromptu trips with friends are always fun and memorable. Aint it?
Go on a trip to somewhere with nothing but good people and good energy. It always works!
- If you know me personally, you would know that am such a loser with anything related to adventure. I suck at it. Period. But the first time I dared to let go my fears and did a sea walk in Bali. That whole experience of venturing into another blue world beneath is unexplainable. I think I can now atleast think of trying Scuba 😀
Everything you wanted is on the other side of fear!
- It was very late by the time we reached Amritsar but then managed to get into the golden temple as the last few people. The whole energy of the place was something else. The time we went might have a role to play but then the peace there is something I want to experience again.The respect they show towards women in Amritsar is something to be learnt!
Trust the vibes you get. Energy will never lie!
- The night at Khao San road in Bangkok– the whole vibe of the place is bloody contagious and like no other! Partying, shopping, hogging, massages everything that can make your night memorable is in here 😀 Oh, people live here like there is no tomorrow!
In the end, we regret the chances we dint take!
- Witnessing the beauty of Taj Mahal is one thing and experiencing it during mild showers is another. It might be because I love rains that I enjoyed visiting TajMahal and staying for the longest time there on the Marble corridor with friends in the rain.
The best thing that you can do when it rains, is to let it rain and enjoy the moment you are in!
- Speaking of rains, we visited Matheran in monsoons and I cannot forget that whole experience. It took us a local train, a taxi and a horse ride to reach that small hill station where I felt so much alive! No mobile, no signal, no wifi, no vehicles, no pollution. It felt like we travelled back to the time when life didnot succumb to all these!
Real life isn’t in social media. Chuk that aside atleast for a while and enjoy the moment you are in. Digital Detox is necessary!
- Manali to Rohtang pass drive was one of the scariest experiences to say the least. Oh,the deep valleys with narrow roads having no barricades at that altitude and guess what, there was land sliding happening when we were there! Unnerving experience. ok, lets keep it there 😐
Our life that is so ultra precious for us is just so insignificant when you compare to the majesty of nature!
- My first abroad trip was to KualaLumpur and that too a trip planned on our own. I still can remember how I felt figuring out the whole metro rail system (after taking few wrong trains and I stuck in the metro and my husband still on the platform and the train almost left 😐 ) and how it works and trying to figure out our way in this new city abroad by physical maps without a phone, and finally getting the hang of the whole thing. ACCOMPLISHED 😀
Achievements large or small are special !
- I wanted to just bring in my birthday in a new city and we halted in Pune for good two days to just do nothing but eat every meal at the most renowned restaurants for food(We made a list! and yes, that is how much I love trying new places). That was the agenda! The best spa experience till date was in the O hotel in Pune and the most romantic date I ever had in my life(the most filmy as well 🙂 ) was in that Hotel. Not a single photo taken, but everything etched in heart 🙂
Love is all you need!
- Witnessing Kashmiri hospitality in that gorgeous houseboat on Nigeen Lake, The entire Dal Lake sunset ride and our memorable day in Gulmarg everything was just surreal!
Travel leaves you speechless and turns you into a storyteller!
These pictures are from our recent travel to Kashmir where we were taking it up really slow just walking by river banks, having some yummiest Kashmiri food and chitchatting and speaking about how grateful we are to experience what we have!
Irrespective of the condition or position we are in, each one of us should really be thankful for what we have, you can always have more, but you can always have less as well! Its strange how Travel changes the perception you have towards things! I felt this is the perfect post to share these pics for keeps 🙂
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