My father brought his first car when he was 40 years old. He learnt driving within one week of bringing home his first second hand diesel ambassador. Ever since, our weekends became extremely exciting, because he would drive us to the weekend getaways from Chandigarh. Every place that is in 2 hours vicinity of the city (which by the way are plenty) has been traversed through by my father. So much was his love for driving to new destinations, that we also took overnight road trips to places of tourist fame in the northern part of the country. With my sister to give me company, we had some exciting trips. Continue Reading
When you are struck with wanderlust, it really does not matter, how far or near you travel. What matters is that you have explored a new place, have come face to face with another creation of god that is unique.
I remember the thrill of driving along the longest drive-in beach in India, at Mandarmoni, West Bengal, which matched the adrenalin rush I felt while going up the cable car to Matterhorn in Switzerland. The view of the entire city of Paris from the top of Eifel Tower was as mesmerizing as the view of Kunchenjunga from the top of a hill in Gangtok.
But then these are things that one expects to see when one visits these coveted tourist places. Though these memories get etched in one’s mind and heart forever, they do not form the whole of experience of traveling. You might be tempted to ask, “Then what does?” Continue Reading