A brief flashback moment seemed appropriate as I pledged to pursue this travel blogging endeavour with renewed vigour.
While I had been on a few family holidays and trips in school and college, the first real travel experience was when a bunch of almost 20 year olds decided to turn our second year college break into an incredible 3 week adventure. With minimal preparations and an outline of an itinerary and a member in the travel group with local know-how we set out on a journey that was a topsy-turvy ride filled with crazy experiences.
But this was where we grew up as travellers. All 10 of us who set out from Kerala on a 3 day long sleeper train journey to North-East of India, an unexplored paradise, but a region not exactly bestowed with the best of infrastructure for locals, let alone tourists. Facing all the challenges that the terrain, vehicles and our inexperience put to us we still turned into an amazing adventure with memories to cherish for a life time.
Almost 8 years hence, I still abide by the motto that we picked up from a sticker pasted on the walls of a roadside tea-stall on the mountainous terrains of Arunachal Pradesh, “NO PLACE IS TOO FAR”!
P.S: This wasnt a travellogue but more of a nostalgic summary of where it all began.