Just another Travel Diary...
Like most people out there, I too nurture a dream to travel around the world. Well, it hasn’t to be in 80 days. J I want to go street shopping in China and South Korea (buying beautiful charms, trinkets, dream catchers, etc.); view cherry blossoms in Japan; click a selfie with Moais in Easter Islands; visit Buddhist monasteries outside India; ride in a gondola in Venice and every roller coaster in the world; admire the Hagia Sophia in Turkey and churches in Vatican; tour entire Europe and marvel in its beauty, history, culture, and antiquity.
Yes, Zindegi Na Milegi Dobara, and Yeh Jawani Hei Diwani have enraptured my imagination. They have me yearning to know and understand every culture, custom and tradition first hand. But the starting point of this wish was quite early. It started with ‘ SOTC-Musafir Hoon Yaaron’ series on Indian television with Deepti Bhatnakar. Be it Indian places of worship like the ‘Char dham yatra’, places of vacation like the hill stations and beaches, or an exotic foreign destination; like every Indian I too wished to join her in the journey. Then there was The Voyage channel, to add fuel to it.
I haven’t travelled much, but travelling in India itself is a liberating and learning experience. Our country- the country of diverse faiths, ethnicity, and millions of gods, is like a story teller. Everywhere you visit, you’ll find a story, a tale, a folklore, a legend, a myth, a saying, and a new way of life. India’s history is vast and an eventful one, which we take pride in. The monuments made by various prospering dynasties in yesteryears, with their architectural and sculptural brilliance, are worth adoring. And India is home to one of the New Wonders of the world- The Taj Mahal- the emblem of love.
So let’s get travelling. Let’s get wandering in our own magic ‘Kaleens’ and teleporting devices. Every nook and corner is waiting for us…. J
I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words, 8th to 14th December, 2013.