“Wind in our hair, we feel a part of everywhere” – Eddie Vedder
We love road trips! The long winding roads, our Road Trip playlist ( mostly Classic Rock & pop), the bag of junk foods & booze strewn over the back seat; what’s not to love?
But since he’s the only one who can drive, I admit I enjoy a tad bit more 😛 Staring out the window, talking about our days, our fears, the drive, the destination. Road trip conversations are something else. Nothing can replace them.
And for once, the journey is more enjoyable than the destination. It really doesn’t matter where we are going, as long as we have the wind in our hair, each other’s company & our favourite food to munch on. 😛 😀
Sitting in a place where all I can hear is the frogs croaking and rain pouring.
We are in a beautiful town called Coorg, Karnataka. This is famous for coffee, spices and is lush green.
Here is a picture of the balcony, where we can relax while soaking in the view of the hills.
We drove 3 hours to get here, the drive was great peppered with the rains. It’s a little scary here at night as its just 2 ladies. Trying to distract myself by watching American Idol on their big ass TV.
Whenever there is signal that is.
Back in June, 2014 I visited Bhutan. Though very near to India, it’s strangely unlike India in all the good ways. It’s clean, less populated, people are genuinely nice to tourists and the sky has just the tinge of blue which makes you want to stare at it forever.
I knew it would be a trip to remember as soon as I got down from DrukAir, Bhutan’s only flight. It was a small but one of the most beautiful plane rides. I got to see the whole Himalayan range and most importantly Mt. Everest. First time I spotted it through my tiny window, I couldn’t believe it. The sheer grandeur and massiveness of the Everest takes your breathe away. It also makes you wonder, how can humans climb this! We flew way up in the sky to catch a glimpse of the peak. And to think people make effort to climb that huge mountain is scary to say the least. It also reminded me, how human strength and mind can work to achieve the most impossible things!
Full open suitcase on tropical beach background
Remember that endless argument you had with yourself, the last time you woke up in an unknown place? The last time you travelled, to the hills maybe. Thinking what is the point of all this?
Deadlines, Suit & Tie, catching the last metro, booking that last minute Uber to get to work on time. A little money in your pocket at the end of the month for those branded jeans, that dream-car on loan. On weekends, you realise you have forgotten who you are apart from work. What do you do for fun apart from hanging out with your college friends at that neighbourhood bar for some drinks? Continue Reading
Have you ever met a person who just cribs? All the words falling out of his mouth are a string of black venom. Then, surprisingly you find yourself partaking in that process. You go on & on about how the world is cruel, people are bad, roads are winding and on & on & on. At the end of it feeling morose, grey & negative.
On the hand, there are souls who have an aura of positivity around them. When they smile, it’s from their heart; when they talk its real; when they ask how are you, it’s out of genuine concern. Admittedly, the second kind are hard to find. But when you do, hold on to them. Hold on to their sunshine, hold on to their happiness; and bask in some of that sunshine.
Everything we do in life is to feel happy, if we can surround ourselves with positive, amazing people that’s half of the job done. So take out the trash, the bad words, the people who pull you down, people who say nothing but worthless things. Surround yourself with greatness, happiness.
Our first date was at a humble Barista. It was then I realised at an instant that this is the man who I want to be with. Not because he shared my love for coffee (or pretended, as I came to know later) 😉 As we talked over hot, freshly brewed coffees; I never imagined I will be writing about this 7 years later.
Since then, we have gone to plenty of dates & places. We realised we share a mutual love for good food & travel. Our regular check-ins on Facebook made our friends suggest us to start a blog. Here we are!
Currently we are residing in Delhi, we plan to travel to many countries next year. But as of now, Delhi/ NCR’s food & hangout places will be reviewed by us. We will tell you which places, dishes, drinks to dive into on your next weekend outing; and which ones to avoid! We would love for you to join our journey as we indulge in one great or not-so-great dish after another.
See you later as we get back to that unfinished Nutella Cream Cheese Cake. ( it’s worth trying!)