Beach lover or Hills lover?!

Trust me I have asked this to myself a million times all through the years and the truth remains that I still don’t know!

For majority of my life I have led myself to believe I am a beach lover…and that is merely because I have time and again visited numerous beaches in my life…(well I hail from south India and this is kind of obvious!) Yes and the wave water touching my barefeet and then receding back with all strength is my most favourite feeling on this entire planet!

But then the hill stations have captivated me too…One of my favourite hill station is Mahableshwar. I am fortunate to say I have visited this hill station so many times and each time it has just gladdened my heart.So this last weekend I was back in Panchgani/Mahableshwar.

Firstly the ghat journey leading to here is a super thrilling and scary route.And then once u reach this quaint city on top,it feels like u have been transported directly to heaven! The uber cool winds,the fresh pollution free air, the smell of trees and fresh fruits…gosh I cant describe that feeling.It reminds me so much of Manali which I last visited 11 years back or so (remember Rohtang pass wali maggi?!)

So as I travelled in the car through the roads of Panchgani,the sight of the huge residential schools on either side excited me.Yes the very same type ones you see in bollywood movies where the kiddies (brats) of vvips studied.I thought to myself how I would have loved to just be a teacher in one these institutions and live a simple life (yes very much like Kareena in jab we met although she seemed to not like it too much)

Also taking a moment to acknowledge the sight of fresh strawberries!A Mahableshwar trip is not complete without a visit to ‘Mapro Garden’ to have their special fresh strawberry and cream. As for the taste,my words would do no justice to it!

Strawberry and cream

Such a hill station life would seem so interesting to me as compared to my current IT WFH life. I think the city life, the wfh,the laptops n computers n smartphones are driving me crazy!

Coming back to my main question,am I beach lover or a hills lover?! Cant I be both?!

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My Travel Diary #5

The next set of photos are the closest to my heart!
Yes beach pics! I am a beach bum!

Love the saltiness,the smell of the sand,the strong sunlight,the tiny shacks,the warm sweat,the tingling when the water meets ur toes…and what i love the most is the sinking feeling when the water recedes back from the crevices of ur feet…leaving behind a heavy emptiness! Yes i know i have mentioned this in an earlier post too…and ya its ok if u dont get it…but i know sumppl vil! 😊
I have been very lucky to be born in a state which has a lot of beaches!
So here u go…pics from all arnd- Kerala beaches- (Kovalam,Veli,Cherai,Fort Kochi),Goa, Konkan Area,Sri Lanka etc etc

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And my fav…

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1 month n 5 days down

So life is peaceful…atleast as of now…
Work is the same…IT work will always remain the same…just like how it was in ur previous organisation,it is in ur current organisation n how it will be in ur future organisation…IT wrk never changes!

So as I was coming bak home today,I got nostalgic…which I always do these days…but not about home or family or frnds etc…I suddenly went bak to the yr 2013…wen I went for a awesome trip with my bestie to Goa..!
The thing I remember the most is how satisfied I was after the trip…like I had achieved sumthing or gained som inner wisdom…!
It is simple…I luv beaches…so does my bestie…so obviously Goa was our first choice…but then we are the quiet beach lovers…n luckily for us…our hotel was very close to a small non commercial beach…
Unlike the so called ‘famous’ beaches of Goa-this one was a very small one…actually if u walked straight through the beach for 5 kms u wud reach Colva beach…but then we hated the crowded beaches n so this tiny lil stretch of beach was heaven to us…
The one thing I remember very clearly is how on one day we sat for hrs in this beach…just enjoying the breeze…we didn’t speak a word…for hrs but then it was like speaking to nature…we stood on the shore…and the waves wud come ,wet our feet n go…
You know that sinking feeling wen the waves wet our feet and then go bak? it pulls all the sand around you…from crevices of ur feet n u feel like u r drowning for a second or 2..like as if u cant hold on urself n nature wants to pull n carry u away vit it!…yes…I love n treasure tat feeling the most…That is the moment wen u feel u have no worries ,no tensions,no duties n no responsibilities…u feel one with the waves..

I tink I hav mentioned my love for beaches in som earlier post too…but today my memories went bak to that specific day…I tink it is another one of those moments tat I have treasured in my mind…its like a scene of a movie wich u like to watch again n again…

So incase u havent made ny trip which has a special treasured moment in ur mind…then ur trip mayb didnt serve the purpose…so u shud plan again n go get that treasured own memory for urself too…!!

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And I go leaving behind a pic of tat ‘sinking’ feeling! tata!

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