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A Little Expedition #2

I thought I was wedding planning here, but as it turned out, it is almost different. My cousin’s wedding is knocking on the door now and I was here just to help her with the arrangements, but now it has become a spree for us instead.

After I reached Ahmedabad via an exceptionally adventurous trip, my cousin joined me here to do some shopping which turned out in an over tiring yet awesome tour around the city.

We did not relax for the whole three days there, roaming around the city, visiting museums; eating every different kind of food we could lay our eyes on and doing the little bit of shopping possible with the left time.

Shopping started with various designer boutiques and mall around the city which basically occupied most of the time, after which we visited the Swaminarayan Museum which is really breath-taking, if I would start writing about the place, I’d probably end up writing pages after pages. I found it amazing. It is a museum devoted to Lord Swaminarayan, where His clothes, and every other daily objects are stored and kept for the public to see. It has 11 halls describing His story with various statues and idols and paintings. The people over there were really friendly and gave us a proper tour around and also, told us the significance of each and every thing.

After the museum we went shopping to the local areas to find some traditional Gujarati clothes and accessories. Again, that was awesome too, such vibrant colours all around, after this followed a drive along the riverfront bridge and a short shopping trip to Laal Darwaja.

The best part of the day was a visit to Manek Chowk leading to n number of cuisines, Italian, Indian, North Indian, South Indian- you name it and we got it there. The second day ended with a delicious kulfi and a chocolate sandwich for dessert.

The third day was a trip around Kakaria Lake, leaving the shopping completely which left us completely engrossed in the awe of the lake and the zoo.

Honestly, by the end of the third day, I almost forgot about what work brought me here.

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And that’s how …#10 (Finale)

I just couldn’t leave the same day. Not after everyone bidding us adieu. I simply could not pack my bags again and leave the very day and separate from Miss. B and Miss. R too. So I decided to stay the another day. At least one more day with them. And hence the three girls had a gala time. A girly day with a little shopping spree, movies and all the street food. Food is the best part, right?

 

The day just went by, in a flicker. How can time fly so fast, I mean really, how?

 

And that’s how I left, aloof from everyone. It wasn’t the end though. I was not travelling home. I was travelling to yet another city, four hours away towards east. I have some work there and then finally I will be home.

 

It was time to leave all the fun time behind and get serious about work. I had two back to back scheduled meetings each day. And I had no idea when those two days just flew by and it was time again to travel.

 

By then I was so exhausted that I just wanted to reach home magically. But as I was so, so far away from home that if I traveled by train it could take me more than 36 hours to reach home. And my luck, I did have to travel by train leaving me even more frustrated and exhausted. Not so much fun anymore, right? Specially for a person like me who hates trains. But what could I do except to succumb to it and be stuck in that train for 36 hours.

 

I was left there in the train, missing my brother. My vacation ended and the reality hit back hard. All the fun ended and it was time for routine work.

 

And that’s how I traveled from Jamshedpur to- Kolkata- Ahmedabad- Mumbai- Rajkot- Banugar- Jamnagar- Morbi and then finally back to Jamshedpur. I had the taste of the big city as well as the smallest village, the peace and the havoc, I stressed on work and had the time to enjoy myself too. It was all an excellent experience.

 

A time worth seizing. A lot of memories gathered.

And that’s how …#9

We woke in the afternoon. Yes we were so tired and drenched after the late night/ early morning party that we slept till 1 o’ clock in the afternoon. Everyone was still tired and had no intention of waking up, hence making Miss. B play her usual smart card. She switched on the gardening pipe and sprayed all of us with the cold water. Everyone was wide awake now. And then started the game of playing with water.

 

No one remained dry, everyone was sweated in that cool water during the hot afternoon, Mr. R, Miss. B, Miss. R, Mr. B, Mr. H, my brother, every single one of us. Oh my God! We did not leave any chance to enjoy and have a blast with each other. We danced and we sang with that artificial rainfall and no one realised that, that beautiful morning awaited a sad ending.

 

We played till 2 o’ clock and then each one of us rushed to the bath rooms. And we all were seated for lunch at 2:30.

 

We did the little packing of my brothrr and Mr. R post lunch and we killed some time clicking last pictures with each other. And then the clock struck 5.

 

Miss. R, me, my brother and Mr. R, we all left with their bags, even Mr. H decided to leave then. We reached to the bus stop and were all so nostalgic that no spoke until the bus’ horn went on. It was ready to leave.

 

Unwillingly, we ushered their luggage into the trunk and they settled on their seats after the final good bye. The bus left but we waited for Mr. H’s bus and then even he left leaving behind me and Miss. R. Honestly even her presence made me feel so, so good right then. In fact I felt the ice already melting. Our relationship warmed up in those two days. And that’s how my brother and Mr. R left us. Mr. R back to his work and my brother to his college.

 

PS: He got into the college that he interviewed for and they gave him instant joining. And he just left me. I had no chance, even to digest the news that my baby brother will not live with me anymore. I did not even realise that when I left for my vacation, that I would not find him at home when I return.

And that’s how …#5

Today was even interesting. I must say with each passing day I am enjoying my trip to the fullest. Today was no exception and yet an ultimate day. But I guess it all has come to an end rather very shortly. I could do with few more days, but I think I  have to be satisfied now.

 

So, what happened today? Well, the day was going by smoothly enough until the evening. We had a planned schedule, we thought we had one more day to ourselves and then we will go to our respective works the next day. We both had important scheduled meetings the next day. And then we’d leave. The trip would end.

 

But my dear Mr. R did have surprises. It was so unexpected that for a while I remained stuck to the ground, stunned.

 

We were there sitting in the lawn, sipping tea and I suggested going on a walk. But he wouldn’t budge. It was absolutely against his nature and then something weird happened. He just smiled and left, went upstairs and shut himself in the room. When I followed him, he came out of the room as if nothing was cryptic. He simply said, “I am not in the mood to go out today.”

 

And hence I opened my book and started reading my current novel. It was after only ten minutes that  I heard a car barging towards out door and pushing the horn to its extent. We both rushed to our door. Mr. R was smiling widely, picking up the bags from the trunk, welcoming everyone and I was the one remained frozen, stunned, knowing not how to react.

 

Mr. H, Mr. B, Miss. B, Miss. R and Mr.T were all exuberant and ecstatic. Even my brother was with them. How, Why? I had no idea. After the moment of surprise passed even I was extremely happy. I had no idea, no words how to express what I was feeling. And so I just smiled and welcomed them all into our house.

 

And that’s how our gang  was back with a bang that day.

 

But I defroze soon and we went on bike rides in the cool, calm air, enjoying the empty streets, and the sudden come back of all of us together.

 

I was happy, I really was but there was one thing at the back of my mind constantly hitting on me. I have no idea what am I to do of that particular matter. How am I going to deal with all of this.

 

I thought I was on a work vacation but now this? How am I to deal with this now???