Travel Beyond Horizon

Travel Beyond Horizon

Confined to the room eight by eight, I was lying in my bed pale and fragile. My freedom was snatched away by the expert doctor whose prescription included a week fixed in an isolated place. Pretty boring it was for a high-spirited person to freeze in a tiny square! My ambitions to travel in summer vacation were snubbed by seasonal flu.
I was waiting for the dull week to pass. And that was not too far.
Seventh-day got me excited for the remaining holidays. Feeling energetic, I was ready and raring to go.

“Here’s a parcel for you!” My brother came running in.

With my name written in bold letters, the parcel was bigger than I had ever received. “Who could have sent this?”
Murmuring to myself, I opened the parcel with curiosity. A typed letter and a few smaller packets popped up. The letter read,” This is in response to your application no. XCZR 768095 dated May 12, 2016. You are one of the few luckiest people shortlisted by NASA to space travel for predetermined days. Now read it once again in bold;)”
Next, I was sitting in a spacecraft with twenty odd passengers. More than introducing ourselves, we were busy figuring out the criteria of selection by NASA. As the spacecraft waved goodbye to our planet Earth, the gravity pull was horribly reduced. Those without belts were flying in the cabin like birds with little control over their movements. Realising that we were in space, boundless excitement and confusion gripped us. But that was something we had been dying to experience.

Once recovered my calmness, I tried to check how space looked from space. I could see millions of stars, point stars, some of them having colours. Galaxies, yes, I noticed many galaxies but it was not possible to spot constellations. The miraculous visit to space was at the top of my Bucket List and it truly was an enriching experience.

My brother was waking me up. To my astonishment, it was all dream. I was on earth and still not qualified by NASA for space travel! TV screen was displaying the last scene of ‘Interstellar‘.

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Packing bags for my next adventure,
I stumbled upon a thought..
Why am I intensely fascinated with the world?

A smile came and broadened
As thoughts rippled through.
Interpreting my affinity for adventure.

Wanderlust me..

Answering “Why do I love the world?”

Travelling made me a complete person. An overhaul from a shy, timid girl to a confident woman who is curious to explore varieties spread across the world!

A gradual yet consistent change that brought me closer to myself and the world.

1) Getting out of Comfort Zone

Happy in my comfort zone, I was reluctant to move an inch here or there. You won’t believe, I used to be a couch potato with few friends. And strangely, I didn’t wish to come out of my eat-sleep-repeat mode. Till one day my cousins ‘packed’ me along with other things for their trip….well literally packed πŸ˜‚
The trip initiated a pleasant change in my life.

I began to realize that there’s a life beyond what I could visualize in my comfort zone. This world is full of many undiscovered paths that need to be explored.

2) Carving an Inquisitive me

The journey from a ‘Couch Potato’ to an ‘Explorer’ was terrific!
Once tasted the flavour of travel, I became curious to explore more to know more.
About the limitless landscapes, the dodging hills, the amusing valleys, the colourful people, the sumptuous foods, the beautiful Flora and fauna, the majestic architecture….there was so much to do. My fascination with the world had just begun.

3) Meeting distinctively Interesting People

Over the years I’ve developed a habit of meeting new people and absorbing their culture.
By grabbing the opportunity that travelling is, I find many instances of sharing regional vibes with people across the world. And for me, this is the best incentive.

4) Tasting food from around the world

Travelling is a bliss for a foodie like me. I get to taste variety of deliciously tempting delicacies. I’m not very fussy about food but real good food is what I always crave for. By travelling to near and far places, my taste buds are pampered;)

This encourages me to pack my bags for the next travel.

5) Exploring beauty of diverse landscapes

Confined to the four walls of my home, I was unaware of nature’s beautiful spread.

Travel made me alive.
I’ve been to hills to plateaus to plains and every journey brings me closer to nature.
I find a deep connection between humans and nature. There’s a need to spend sufficient time in the lap of Mother Nature to understand the depth.

6) Procuring a Confident me

Last but not the least, travelling has the biggest contribution in building up confidence in me. Be it exploring unknown places or interacting with strangers, there’s a visible change!

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