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City Of Dreams #2

I just went out and stopped writing about the city of dreams yesterday, probably because I was overwhelmed. Or I guess the better reason would be because I was tired by only writing about the tiresome days that I have had working there.

But despite all the tiring days, I did manage to have a little bit of outing, and a 2 day short journey around the city. I did, for a while, consider not going, because I was dead tired already, but I could not miss it. And hence, I went.

Though, only after a loooooong and a relaxing bath early in the morning.

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And a last look outside my room at the rainy weather:

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The journey began in the most peaceful way with rains, and clouds, and a wonderful person driving next to you 🙂

And this is somewhere I was heading to:

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Tell me you don’t like the place? Tell me? Can you dare that?

I mean you can say that you don’t like my unprofessional clicks, but the place? This place with fog, and chilly rains, and high peaked mountains, and lakes and rivers, and waterfalls, and oh!! Oh the beauty of the place!!!

Since no words, and no pictures can describe this, I will add another picture as blurred as my descriptions:

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I simply wanted to get lost in here., to be invisible, somewhere, down there.

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I could literally see nothing amidst the fog, it was so sooooo beautiful!!

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And then somehow, I got lost in there, completely!!

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An age old temple:

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A serene waterfall, which later on we did go to.

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And this was the humble abode for the next day. Though it wasn’t as grand as the previous one, it was as quiet as it could be. So quiet, that in the night I had to put the Tv on, to feel some kind of presence except me, and my friend!

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But it had a lovely view, all the same:

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When you are ready for the day, and the other people are taking more time than required :-!

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When you keep getting clicked, despite your wishes, by your stupid friends.

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When you are always confused which way to go? Where everyone else was following or where no one was.

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And you end up, always, where no one was. And sometimes it does become scary, lonely and haunted 😀

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I swear to god, I was not even trying to hide my face in here. I promise 😀 It was God’s intention,. :-p (Laughing hysterically here)

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Oh the peace of this place!!

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Another part of my one big happy family : (HAHAHAHAHA)

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I cannot go back and shame myself without visiting this place!! No people., I cannot!!! No chance. This is the only place where I allow myself to slip and say something like ‘FAVOURITEST’. Yes, I do announce this place to be my favouritest in the world!!

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And that is a mandatory click at the said place. My friends know that 🙂

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Well, it was an amazing journey, the much wanted break. But then somehow, how I don’t know, the things went so downhill, that I’d want them to be erased. But I cannot do that, sadly. So I’ll try and forget them.

As is said, all is well that ends well.

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Since I had missed my flight by then, and I was left with practically no extra money to waste on the last moment expensive flights, I had to take the long train journey, and I thought I’d miss the view of the clouds. But seems like, sometimes, when things go against you, you get little pieces of joys. What I got is the same cloud view, just from somewhere I should be, grounded and down to earth.

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Well, I had a mixed bag of emotions there, as always. Only this time, it went a little too far. Anyways, I love this city so, so much that I cannot say anything about it.

I will miss the place, till I return.

And return I will, if only to visit my favouritest place..

 

And that’s how …#10 (Finale)

I just couldn’t leave the same day. Not after everyone bidding us adieu. I simply could not pack my bags again and leave the very day and separate from Miss. B and Miss. R too. So I decided to stay the another day. At least one more day with them. And hence the three girls had a gala time. A girly day with a little shopping spree, movies and all the street food. Food is the best part, right?

 

The day just went by, in a flicker. How can time fly so fast, I mean really, how?

 

And that’s how I left, aloof from everyone. It wasn’t the end though. I was not travelling home. I was travelling to yet another city, four hours away towards east. I have some work there and then finally I will be home.

 

It was time to leave all the fun time behind and get serious about work. I had two back to back scheduled meetings each day. And I had no idea when those two days just flew by and it was time again to travel.

 

By then I was so exhausted that I just wanted to reach home magically. But as I was so, so far away from home that if I traveled by train it could take me more than 36 hours to reach home. And my luck, I did have to travel by train leaving me even more frustrated and exhausted. Not so much fun anymore, right? Specially for a person like me who hates trains. But what could I do except to succumb to it and be stuck in that train for 36 hours.

 

I was left there in the train, missing my brother. My vacation ended and the reality hit back hard. All the fun ended and it was time for routine work.

 

And that’s how I traveled from Jamshedpur to- Kolkata- Ahmedabad- Mumbai- Rajkot- Banugar- Jamnagar- Morbi and then finally back to Jamshedpur. I had the taste of the big city as well as the smallest village, the peace and the havoc, I stressed on work and had the time to enjoy myself too. It was all an excellent experience.

 

A time worth seizing. A lot of memories gathered.

And that’s how …#9

We woke in the afternoon. Yes we were so tired and drenched after the late night/ early morning party that we slept till 1 o’ clock in the afternoon. Everyone was still tired and had no intention of waking up, hence making Miss. B play her usual smart card. She switched on the gardening pipe and sprayed all of us with the cold water. Everyone was wide awake now. And then started the game of playing with water.

 

No one remained dry, everyone was sweated in that cool water during the hot afternoon, Mr. R, Miss. B, Miss. R, Mr. B, Mr. H, my brother, every single one of us. Oh my God! We did not leave any chance to enjoy and have a blast with each other. We danced and we sang with that artificial rainfall and no one realised that, that beautiful morning awaited a sad ending.

 

We played till 2 o’ clock and then each one of us rushed to the bath rooms. And we all were seated for lunch at 2:30.

 

We did the little packing of my brothrr and Mr. R post lunch and we killed some time clicking last pictures with each other. And then the clock struck 5.

 

Miss. R, me, my brother and Mr. R, we all left with their bags, even Mr. H decided to leave then. We reached to the bus stop and were all so nostalgic that no spoke until the bus’ horn went on. It was ready to leave.

 

Unwillingly, we ushered their luggage into the trunk and they settled on their seats after the final good bye. The bus left but we waited for Mr. H’s bus and then even he left leaving behind me and Miss. R. Honestly even her presence made me feel so, so good right then. In fact I felt the ice already melting. Our relationship warmed up in those two days. And that’s how my brother and Mr. R left us. Mr. R back to his work and my brother to his college.

 

PS: He got into the college that he interviewed for and they gave him instant joining. And he just left me. I had no chance, even to digest the news that my baby brother will not live with me anymore. I did not even realise that when I left for my vacation, that I would not find him at home when I return.

And that’s how …#7

Somehow I landed up with the amount of time to think about ‘The thing’ post the long interview of my brother and the extended wait, the travel and meeting the other people.  It was actually nothing and yet a lot of thing for me. It was something that was related to Miss. R and now that I was at her place it was more difficult not to think about it.  What exactly, even I don’t know. It all started with a bad incident followed by a lot of dramatic issues. It was literally nothing but grew to something really serious, an extremely bad experience, some really harsh words spoken on her side. I never repeated them, as I never had the courage to speak something so piercing. I know, words spoken stay with us, they can never be taken back.

 

Miss. R behaved as if nothing had ever happened, so I took the same road too. Why dig out old matters, right? I thought it to be rather easy but it turned out to be more complicated despite everything I put in  to forget  the past and be normal. And you know, what? I did. I succeeded.

 

From then on it became quite easy to mingle with even Miss. R. The only problem was that I know that I will never forget those hard words. Only, I can learn to live with it.

 

So all of us together. It was a once in a blue moon kind of thing. And we were pretty sure that we would have a great time.

 

And that’s how I realised that sometimes, forgetting the past or at the least leaving it in the past is the best thing to do. But I will somehow still remember the ‘past’.

And that’s how …#6

I had no time in the morning to even think about all the Mr and Miss’ so as soon as I woke up in the morning I rushed to get ready and woke my brother up. Everything planned changed since then. My brother was to come directly today but he surprised me yesterday and so everything has to be rescheduled.

 

I could have flown home right after I completed my work but I stayed only to be with my brother. Today, his college scheduled an interview for him and he has been really tensed regarding it and hence I had decided to be with him on this day. The interview was at 11 but the tensed me dragged him to the office at 10:30.

 

We were already impatient and restless by 11 o’ clock. Still we remained seated hoping only we would get it done with. All the Mr and Miss’ were at home chit chatting, waiting for us. Time ticked by and our restlessness increased by every second.

11:30….

12:00…….

12:30……..

1:30…………

2:30…………..

3:00… and the interviewer called him in.

 

Waiting for so long had already drained our energy and patience. All we wanted then, was to get it done with. And as soon as we were done with it, we rushed home. The interview had lasted only 15 minutes but had taken us our entire morning to mid day. I mean does someone even realise how much patience it must have required to wait for so, soo long? I mean, 4 hours. What happened to all the value being given to time?

 

Anyways after this long tiresome event, we went home and ate something. It was a really exhausting day and there had been no time to even think of all the unwanted matters.

 

In the evening all of us, Mr. R, my brother and everyone else decided to travel another two hours westwards, to Miss R’s place. And this was the thing that I was trying to avoid.

 

But I think I had to deal with it.

 

We reached her place by 9 and were greeted, real pleasingly. Her parents were waiting for us, and I being honest I can never believe their hospitality.

 

And that’s how I realised that it was time I left things behind now.

And that’s how …#5

Today was even interesting. I must say with each passing day I am enjoying my trip to the fullest. Today was no exception and yet an ultimate day. But I guess it all has come to an end rather very shortly. I could do with few more days, but I think I  have to be satisfied now.

 

So, what happened today? Well, the day was going by smoothly enough until the evening. We had a planned schedule, we thought we had one more day to ourselves and then we will go to our respective works the next day. We both had important scheduled meetings the next day. And then we’d leave. The trip would end.

 

But my dear Mr. R did have surprises. It was so unexpected that for a while I remained stuck to the ground, stunned.

 

We were there sitting in the lawn, sipping tea and I suggested going on a walk. But he wouldn’t budge. It was absolutely against his nature and then something weird happened. He just smiled and left, went upstairs and shut himself in the room. When I followed him, he came out of the room as if nothing was cryptic. He simply said, “I am not in the mood to go out today.”

 

And hence I opened my book and started reading my current novel. It was after only ten minutes that  I heard a car barging towards out door and pushing the horn to its extent. We both rushed to our door. Mr. R was smiling widely, picking up the bags from the trunk, welcoming everyone and I was the one remained frozen, stunned, knowing not how to react.

 

Mr. H, Mr. B, Miss. B, Miss. R and Mr.T were all exuberant and ecstatic. Even my brother was with them. How, Why? I had no idea. After the moment of surprise passed even I was extremely happy. I had no idea, no words how to express what I was feeling. And so I just smiled and welcomed them all into our house.

 

And that’s how our gang  was back with a bang that day.

 

But I defroze soon and we went on bike rides in the cool, calm air, enjoying the empty streets, and the sudden come back of all of us together.

 

I was happy, I really was but there was one thing at the back of my mind constantly hitting on me. I have no idea what am I to do of that particular matter. How am I going to deal with all of this.

 

I thought I was on a work vacation but now this? How am I to deal with this now???

And that’s how #4

Since the lousy day was well spent, we planned to go window shopping in the evening. But before that we had the whole day to ourselves.  And we couldn’t just let it pass, right?

So the morning started with a strong cup of coffee, some fresh ftuits and a simple sandwhich. Then we both Mr. R and I gave ourselves two hours each to complete all the important work that we could have, including replying to emails, catching up on work and anything that we could think was important which couldn’t wait till we reached home. Reaching home by the way is still not planned or to say I have no idea when I start my return journey.
As soon as we switched off the work mode, we booted our holiday mode on. Getting ready isn’t any one of us’ thing, so we changed and left in just the little amount of time needed, heading towards where you ask? We had no idea, then.
We walked randomly for about half an hour which brought us to a very classy and oriental restaurant. We knew nothing around, so why not try this out, right?
As it turned out, it was an amazing place. The food was mouth watering, “Full desi khana”. Okay so after a delicious treat we started our roam yet again. And with thay started our shopping spree.
Mr. R is the only person who bears a woman shopping. He is the most patient man I have ever known. We did less of shopping and more of sauntering around. And I cannot explain in any kind of words how much I had fun with this idiot man. And I habe to say I love him for all his stupidity, and kiddishness.
We went about the place till late evening and then finally had the best dessert in the world with the ice, colours, ice cream, nuts, chocolate and what not in it. We could have dined on it.
We were so full that we skipped the dinner and went staright to home. So you think the day ended? Oh no, of course not!
Just when we thought that we’d go off to sleep, we remembered our last night late drive. But today we ditched the drive and walked randomly in the cool fresh air. We went for a long walk in the dead of the night.
Arm in arm we roamed about for a while, sometimes even forgetting our way but finding it ultimately. And that’s how we found our way back to reality.
It was yet another fulfilling day.