A Good Trip

What’s a good trip about? It’s not about what you saw or missed seeing, clicked or didn’t, ate or skipped. It’s more about what you tried to do, maybe even observe. It could just be an attempt, but one that creates an experience.

Get a glimpse of what it might have felt to sail on the ‘Titanic’. Hop on a boat/ship and float amongst icebergs – set against a backdrop of frosty glaciers. Nature will throw in a couple of powder-puff clouds, to complete your tryst with surrealism.

Jökulsárlón, Iceland.

Admire the clockwork precision of the sun. Wait for the sun to set behind the sand dunes of the desert. Contemplate the larger picture of life and how small we actually are in comparison.

Jaisalmer, India.

Explore an old cave. Imagine animal shapes of the stalagmite and stalactite formations.

Mawswami Caves, Meghalaya, India.

Imagine what it feels to get a ‘bird’s eye view’. Try parasailing/paragliding. Or climb a viewing point, on an old rickety bamboo tree stilt. Once you’ve battled fear, you’d admire what’s below.

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Mawlynnong, Meghalaya, India.

Take a chance on faith. Turn a prayer wheel. Make a wish

Sikkim, India.

4 responses to “A Good Trip

  1. Thanks! Actually, they aren’t poles, they’re prayer wheels in a Buddhist Monastery in Sikkim, India. A devotee must rotate these wheels in a clockwise direction, something most monks do on their way to the monastery. The symbols on these prayer wheels are prayer chants. Some prayer wheels have ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ written on them. You would see these chants printed on prayer flags (Himalayan circuit) and rocks on rooftops as well. The fluttering flags are believed to dissipate the chants.

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