How my Life has Changed for Good!Friday, February 05, 2010
Let’s give travel some rest. Let’s talk! Let’s talk about me.. let’s talk about you. It’s been a hectic week and it all has come to rest today. As I write, “Steal my Sunshine” by Len is playing in the background and I am happy staring at the personalized tabletop calendar that I ordered from snapfish.com with photographs from my travels. Crazy as it may sound, that, exactly that calendar has been my biggest source of motivation of late. It has some of the best photos from few of my best escapades and each time I look at it, it is pure bliss! One because I feel so proud of myself that I was able to take such an awesome photo and second because it is all green, blue, misty, colorful and beautiful in the photos.
I was always a travel buff I guess, it runs in the family. Apparently, my first official trek was done when I was just as little as 3 years old. I know! Well technically I did not trek, but my uncle was trekking carrying me on his shoulders to Penchalakona waterfalls somewhere in the forests near Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Although I do not remember the experience, my uncle still proudly claims it all started with him. Well I am definitely very thankful to him! And it so happened that the family that I was born into also had a penchant for travel. As my sister and I grew up, we as a family ended taking up numerous trips over the best summers of childhood. Then we shifted base to Tirupati where I grew up watching amazing ladies, in their sarees with children like us to take care of, with those fancy sandals, they trekked through the jungles, crossed the streams and climbed rocks during our family adventure outings along with more families from my parents’ workplace.