Fired and raring to go!

Infinity Resort, Corbett

Have you ever taken a busy holiday but the memory you really cherish of it is the one of that glass of wine or that cup of hot tea you enjoyed on the balcony? Just soaking in the beauty of nature and the sights and sounds that etch themselves into your psyche? No itinerary to follow, nowhere to go, but to just BE…. 
This is one such place for me 🙂

 

A Wild Ride!

  
I remember travelling to the hills in buses that were held together by the sheer genius of the driver and conductor (and some highly innovative roadside mechanic!). There was nothing there that did not rattle or squeak. It stopped at the remotest of places and welcomed everybody happily. The guy holding a squawking chicken upside down was as comfortable boarding, as a lady with a basket full of fresh vegetables which rolled out at every turn.
During one journey, rain pourned inside the bus because of holes in the roof. It was then that the stranger behind me opened his umbrella and saved the day and my head!
I have come to believe in the goodness of human nature through my travels. I have seen people go out of their way more often than not, to help someone in distress. 
Maybe I travel because it rekindles my faith in humanity…
Enroute to Lamahatta, WB

May, 2015

The Mighty Road

‘The Road goes ever on and on

Down from the door where it began.

Now far ahead the Road has gone,

And I must follow, if I can,

pursuing it with eager feet,

Until it joins some larger way

Where many paths and errands meet.

And wither then? I cannot say..’

JRR Tolkien

Pedong, West Bengal,

May, 2015

DSC_0574home on the road

Beautiful Drive…Brilliant Day!

 
A drive through the Sal forests of Doon is always a memorable one. The thick cover of trees is home to many species of birds and animals. 

What I find very interesting to watch is the poses that monkeys make as they sit perched on stumps of trees or sundry rocks! They look most human as they watch humanity rush by, sometimes scratching their heads in wonder at our impatience to overtake one another at all costs!