Let’s go see the world
from your eyes!
The world is our oyster.
And we wander looking for a bond
A connection that completes us
The same face to wake up to at dawn.
Written for the 26th day of October for the #31DaysofGratitude over on Instagram. I’m posting daily on my Instagram account and giving life updates through my stories. You can follow me there. This is the freshest post on Insta and on the blog both.
Have a great day!
I had a plan. I had promised myself that I would do all the travel posts in chronological order but adulting comes in the way. So this evening, when I felt motivated enough, I decided I would make the posts that I love when I am in the mood for them. After all, this is my blog and I can make (and break 😉 ) the rules!
So, 2 days ago, on October 2 2019 (almost a month ago, do you see when I started writing this post 😛 ), we as a group went to Hannover in Germany to celebrate Gandhi Ji’s 150th birth anniversary. The plan started because of this commitment but our trip was almost the whole day where we explored the city and its marvels before attending the show in the evening at the Hannover International School where IASH put up a beautiful show about the Indian culture and Gandhian values.
So, let us start with our train journey to Hannover. These were our views!
And when we finally reached the Hannover Hauptbahnhof (main train station), it was very busy but beautiful once we got out.
The Opera House.
The Rathaus (Central Office Place)
Machseefontane. (The little sea, as I understand)
The Main Gandhi Jayanti event where there was music, mime, children’s events and food!
The Oktoberfest carnival was also on!
I always buy something from the place I visited. So I got this fridge magnet, and 2 postcards for my collection! That is it for now. I’m literally posting after one month. It was my first month back to college and it took everything out of me, and it won’t be the busiest. But I promise I’ll be better at posting, I have to for my own sanity too. This is my happy place along with Insta where I’m posting short pieces daily!
Have a good day!
“Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much.”
― Joan Collins
I need to explain my absence from WordPress for the last 2 or 3 weeks. I had my exams and was trying to focus on them, albeit I know the extent of my focus 😀 Haha. Anyway, I am hopefully back to regular posting and there would be a bevy of posts on my blog. For a few days after the exams, I was just proacrastinating and it had already been so long since I had posted, I felt weird even saying anything. But I love my blog so much, that I could never think of leaving it forever. More posts on poetry, and travel coming soon. Have a great day everyone!
The title rhymes! This is one of the small happy moments that writers have!
I arrived in Berlin after almost fifteen hours of flying from New Delhi. We had a short layover in Moscow and then we landed in Berlin. Here are some pics of the journey and my not-so-funny narrations of some of the stuff that happened along the way.
This was one of the first bird’s eye views of Delhi, in my 3.30 am flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3.
The first rays of the sun were beautiful when dawn broke. Most of the photos will have a wing in them. I thought during seat selection that it wouldn’t be so, and how wrong was I!
It had started getting really chilly when we were over Russia, and it was proper snowing when we landed in Moscow, where my connecting flight was. When I was there, I could not connect to the airport wifi and had zero network bars on my phone to inform someone at home that I landed safely at the first stop. As an Indian kid, it is imperative to do that. Plus, since I suffer from motion sickness, this update becomes even more important.
We had a little issue with the Aeroflot change in flight schedules about 3 days before my planned departure. The initial flight from Delhi was delayed by about 3 hours which meant I would have missed my connecting flight to Berlin. I had to board an earlier flight to avoid that.
Somewhere over a body of water.
I stayed there for two days, after which I came to where I am staying right now. The next blog post is about my time in Berlin. The next few travel-related posts will be photos and my experience. I am here for further studies, and I have my exams in 2 days for which I am procrastinating by creating these posts 😉 haha.
If you liked this kind of post, please leave a comment! They make me happy in turn. Or if you have any questions, I would love to answer them.
Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.
I had never been the kind of person who loves to travel or move about due to my inherent lazy attributes. But after having been here for a while now I realise that even this is a learning experience. I understand that at every step of the way there are challenges that make you excited, scared and confident. It teaches you patience and to keep an open mind for everything! I am still lazy, but this is definitely a good experience.
I miss home terribly, but I believe in the theme of this quote entirely. Happy Wednesday and have a great day! Stick around for photos of this place where I am now.
I have been gone a bit. I had planned on having some scheduled posts ready, but I could not deliver in the rush of packing and coming here.
It is beautiful! I will share all the details and my journey here very soon and will be back to regular posting hopefully by this week or next Monday. Thanks for always sticking by, all 911 of you now! I thought I would sneakily put this in here, that we are near the 1000 followers mark.
“Sometimes a little getaway is all you need for refreshing the senses.” This is one mantra I had heard time and again, but never put to test. Travel is not very big on my agenda and therefore, an impromptu car trip was the furthest from my mind. Although I’m sure if I get down to it, I envision my future full of a lot of travel (Even though I’m the least adventurous person I know 😛 ). But studies had been a priority for quite some time now. A trip was long due because the last few months had been physically and emotionally exhausting. And this seemed like the perfect time to do it!
I will be adding pictures, as many as possible. Full disclosure, most of them were clicked by my brother! He has a better camera, and honestly, he’s just better at it than I ever could be! 😛
For those of you who don’t know, I live in India, specifically in the capital city of New Delhi. There is enough history and places in Delhi itself to absorb you for days! But, we chose to go to Agra this time and see the Taj Mahal. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was my first time going there since I had grown up, and it was as stirring as the words in a novel! I could finally appreciate its beauty, significance, architectural precision, and perfection. Continue reading “Weekend Retreat – Taj Mahal & More (Photos)”