Indie Dalmatian 😅

Goechala being a defficult trek i was not prepared physically, no running, no walking only eating and more eating, my stomach was like Lord Ganesha’s tummy.” I can do it” i was prepared only mentally

Like always, my dad was assuming i was working from blore, between those 4 walls. It’s not that I didn’t want to inform him it’s just that he can’t imagine me trekking in unknown state. So I have to lay low. ” No , network, don’t call, i will drop a message whenever I can” my mom and sister were asked to follow this guideline no matter what and repeat with sentiments” don’t call her she must be busy” whenever he tried to call me. I was hoping that my dad won’t come to know about my adventure while I am away and my secret will be safe

Been familiar with Bagdogra I felt it like my second home. It was my second visit in last 6months. Same familiar AirBnb, same auto guy, same boring flyover and dust

May 7: I attended the mass early morning buttering god to watch over me and protect me. One can never be safe when it’s mountain we are climbing, 200 things can go wrong.

Finally when I met my trekmates i was” it’s going to be terrible” i found their smile dry like dry grass, ready to get sucked anytime.” Oh boy” was all I could say. But then to compliment lady in pink top with pink lipstick, lady with Bob hair, guy with shy nature and tall guy with “i am so happy” smile lighten the atmosphere.

I was lucky i must say to travel with those 2 ladies and that shy guy. Pink lady was in her early 50s and her trekking experience was amazing, she was passionate, full of energy and ” i don’t give rats ass” atitude. Bob hair lady was our HR partner, very smart, also a trekker and traveler, intelligent too. Shy guy was working in bank and we didn’t give him any chance to speak🤩

Thani was changing gear left, right speeding his car while we spoke this, that and there was a time we were dead silent dozing on and off.

I had missed 2 seasons due to covid and didn’t want to miss this one so i had packed my bags without second thought. It was crazy difficult I knew it, heard a lot, read a lot so wanted to check my caliber.

While Thani zuped his wagonr with full speed on those curves i thought will reach heaven before reaching the mountain. With his upscaled driving skills he dropped us to Yuksom without a scratch on our body. He and we both deserve a medal for that journey.

Trek briefing, document submission, last minute shopping, last bath with packed energy we slept that night in that cozy room on comfortable bed.

To Be Continued…

When Mountains Call…

Posted: May 31, 2022 in My Silly thoughts

Crazy challenging trail

Been couple of weeks since I am back from the most challenging trek but still can’t get my head around. I miss the trail, the crazy weather, the tents, kitchens boys rap songs followed by their laughter, the cozy candle light soup followed by dinner. Most of all I miss my trek mates, weirdly amazing strangers from different corner of the country.

Image  —  Posted: May 5, 2022 in My Silly thoughts

Jacky My Jaan

Posted: May 2, 2022 in My Silly thoughts
Jack fruit

Image  —  Posted: April 28, 2022 in My Silly thoughts

First Rain, First Bloom

Posted: April 26, 2022 in My Silly thoughts

Bright Colors Of Nature

Posted: April 18, 2022 in My Silly thoughts

Mawlynnong & Root Bridge

Posted: March 21, 2022 in My Silly thoughts
Asia’s cleanest village

If you ever visit Mawlynnong, try to stay in the village to have a good experience. Just a day visit doesn’t make any difference. With crowded, annoying tourist blocking your path all you want to do is run.

People are very humble and hospitable as per my friend who enjoyed her stay.

Bridge made up of roots

I would recommend double decker living root bridge over this, It’s crowded and overrated

Always crowded
Second encounter with a killer pose

As per our cab driver, the day we visited living root bridge, over 2 lakh tourist visited the place.

Keventer’s, Darjeeling

Posted: March 19, 2022 in My Silly thoughts
There was a super big queue, definitely the tourist.
If you possibly go early may not have to wait in the crazy queue.
If you want to have a table with view the wait continues

It’s super hyped up place, i just wonder why we waited in hours for that “not that great but alight English breakfast”. Guess those crazy reviews in social media made our senses go blonde

You can totally skip this place if you don’t have much time to spend. I would suggest rather take a stroll in Glenary’s or Mall market

That’s uncle, sun bathing before his morning tea

We had a good conversation. He can be your super guide of Shillong. Best water falls to visit, tourist place and things to do, he knows everything.

That day I got 2 oranges from him. Whenever he saw me around he was like ” here you go”. I was famous for a day🤩

The place is really cozy, shared rooms with common washroom and friendly surroundings. Breakfast,lunch, dinner is provided with extra charges. You get to meet lot of solo as well as group travelers. If you are planning any local visit you will definitely find a travel buddy here

On the last day he gave me a warm hug and said “travel safe”. Never felt like we are far away from home. Pocket friendly cozy place which every backpackers can rely on.