One fine day, I decided to leave it all. Leave the derision that wakes you up in the night.
Leave the bullshit that does not allow you a good night’s sleep
Leave the people who never rise above their insecurities.
Leave the circumstances that compel you to doubt yourself
Leave the surroundings that makes you gloomy
Leave everything and everyone
Which and who, no more serve you
Or your life
The walls will turn more rustic
The designs will fade away
The colours won’t last that long
But these memories
Only these memories shall remain.
And they tell you that travel is fun
They tell you to travel is to invite the hues of life
They tell you to take your bulky DSLR’S
Waiting to click the myriad images
But they never tell you
That it is unpredictable
And will sometimes make you cry
Will tire your body
And wear out your mind.
Who told you travel was easy?
The smile on my face no way justifies my pathetic condition during the long weekend trip at Jaipur. Just a week back, a stomach infection surfaced and I was on medicines for the whole time. It got worse on the first day at Jaipur, thanks to the sun standard food at The Lalit.
Due to my horrible stomach ache, we started late from our hotel and reached Amber at 10am. I was wary of having breakfast at the hotel so binged on two bananas and an apple. That’s it, these were the only items I had for the whole day till 7pm. With a bloated stomach, I explored Amber and Jaigarh and to add to the pain, we had to walk and clamber a lot as the forts are huge. To add insult to the injury, the long weekend rush was maddening.
A bloated and empty stomach and tired legs are a deadly combination – but I survived them.
But then the last rays of sunlight shone and illuminated my face and this happened.
The joy of exploring these forts is unparalleled.