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Travel musings – Uttarakhand

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Lighting up my world
You smiled
On my burnt cookies
You beamed
In sickness and in health
We twinkled.

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Travel musings – Karkotak peak

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For the love you give
Is the love that surrounds you.

 

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Travel Musings #1

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.

So one fine day, I forgot about my dream to visit Hawa Mahal and here I am, standing in front of it.

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Momentary dwelling is always better than day dreaming.

Caption credits: Eleven minutes by #paulocoelho

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Excerpts from Instagram – travel is never easy.

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.

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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.