The Withdrawal Symptoms Strike!

The Withdrawal Symptoms Strike!

Withdrawal symptoms!

In case you’re wondering why I haven’t posted anything, especially across social media for a while then that is because of something called the Withdrawal Symptoms!

We got back from our technically ‘50 days trip to Europe’ just yesterday.

How was the trip?

Great? Awesome? Amazing? Trip of a lifetime?

These are words are just fancy understatements!

To start with, it was an eventful trip!

In a nutshell,

  • 4 travelers.
  • 9 countries.
  • 20 cities.
  • 50 days.
  • 4 flights
  • 5 bus journeys
  • 14 rail journeys

And some endless drama!

  • Missing trains (Lost the count)
  • Drunken nights
  • Broken phones
  • Lost tripod
  • Forgotten laptops
  • Trying local cuisines
  • Supermarket shopping
  • Restaurant scams
  • Unknown languages
  • Chasing Pokémon
  • Stolen wallet
  • Trip to the police station
  • Border racism
  • Kayaking tales
  • Night outs in Paris
  • Broke Travelers
  • New friends
  • Cooking in hostel kitchens
  • A zillion pictures
  • Broken bags
  • Days without Sim Cards
  • Following paper maps
  • Miles of walking
  • Nights spent on the roadside bench
  • Missing the last train
  • Night on the train station
  • Drama to catch the flight back home

And guess what! We’re back! 🙂

That’s probably the shortest way to sum this trip up! This trip truly made us live the AWARA life. Nothing could be more defining of how travel changes life. Many of us keep thinking that TRAVEL AS A SOLUTION is nothing but delusion, only because of exorbitant expenses that we associate with travel. Let me tell you, we’re no millionaires to take this exotic trip. We’ve been through our struggles and hardships while making ends meet even on this trip. Each one of us has our own story. Someone saved, someone borrowed, someone sacrificed another item on their wish list and someone just considered this to be a great investment.

So here it is, I am back in Mumbai.

It’s barely been a day since I am back. And I’ve spent all day aimlessly in bed, binge watching TV shows for distraction, dealing with this as if I am going through a break up.

It was time to smell some coffee and find solace in writing. So even if this great trip has just concluded- the madness, the secrets, the pictures and even the details of this will be relived by me through this lovely little space I love- Awara Diaries.

Stay hooked, ‘cuz you’re going to love what you’re going to read! 😉

Love,
Parampara

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