A Day to Life Post- 48!

Why is it that parents can’t accept the fact that their child has all grown up and give them their freedom? How hard is it for them to respect their child’s freedom and life? Especially for a child who is in her/his late 20’s. In less than 20 days I am going to turn 30 years and my parents still decide the freedom for me. Yes, I still live with my family, because here this is how it works. Why is that so? Don’t we have a life as well?
Where I live, society is given the main priority, it doesn’t matter if you are happy or sad, but trying to impress the society becomes a major part of our life. Which I don’t agree with at all. People don’t get to decide our fate or our life or our future, then why all the drama? We are in the modern age, then why let this thinking take us to the old times again. I like the concept where once you are an adult you start living on your own and start earning. That is giving the kids a chance to be independent, so they can make their own decisions in their life. It’s not the same here, but I this trend starts soon. There are kids who live alone in another city due to studies and work, like my own younger sister. She has been living alone in Delhi for almost 2 years now due to her transfer. I sometimes feel she’s better off like that. Away from all the family drama, living her life and working peacefully.
I feel parents should respect their child’s life, the way they expect their child to do the same. It’s a give and take kind of a thing and not a one way road. I just happen to encounter a situation with my parents sometime back so thought if write it down, it could be of some help. Because the age I am right now, I don’t like to be told what to do and what not to do. This is the age where parents need to give their child some space and should not try to draw unnecessary boundaries. This will only create friction and unpleasant atmosphere in the house. I guess that’s it for now.
Weekend is just a day away. So happy weekend to everyone !

Love, can hurt even!

I made the mistake of trusting someone again,
And it was broken again.

I made the mistake of loving someone,
And in return all I got is pain all over again.

They say once the trust is broken it takes a lifetime to repair,
I say what about the heart which is shattered into thousand pieces? 

They say to never trust anyone,
But I say how can you not trust someone when you are in love?

I walked thousand miles with you,
Only to find myself walking alone all over again.

Love was never meant to hurt,
But in the end it always hurts you somehow.

 

A Day to Life Post- 47!

After a really long day five, day six was a relaxing day for us. Every Wednesday’s Anjuna has a flea market, where you can see people from different places getting together and putting up a market. Here you will find all sorts of things, clothing to shoes to accessories to artifacts to silver jewelry and so on, you name a thing it will be there. If you are a good bargainer, then it’s the perfect place for you to shop. The market is put up in the morning and continues the entire day till evening. We didn’t know the timings, so we reached there in the evening by then most of the people had already packed their stuff. We went around for sometime, seeing things, walked on anjuna beach and then decided to head to Baga.
Baga and Calangute beaches are on one big stretch, and these two places are commercial places. Here even at 10pm you will see the shops are open, unlike anjuna. Anjuna has a pretty laid back attitude. These two beaches are some 20 to 30 minutes ride from anjuna. My first reaction towards Baga was it is any day a polished place than anjuna, yet I loved Anjuna. We went riding for a bit, saw a river meeting the sea near Baga beach, then decided to eat something. My youngest brother had bragged a lot about Britto’s in Baga, even before I was leaving for Goa, he reminded me again to go and eat at Britto’s, so that’s what we did. Britto’s not only has the best ambience on Baga beach but the food have to say was amazing as well. We just tried the starters since we were still tired from our previous day and just wanted to go back and sleep. All we ordered was the sea food platter and it won’t be wrong to say that it was the best sea food platter I must have ever had. It had cocktail prawns, a grilled fish, calamari, a crab, mussels, some french fries and salad. I love sea food but I am not a calamari fan, this was cooked in burnt garlic sauce and to my surprise I loved it. It was cooked perfectly. I even loved the cocktail prawns and the grilled fish, the crab and mussels were nice too.
We winded up early and went back to our hotel. After drinking couple of more beers, lot of thoughts started running in my head, I made some decision which was very difficult for me to make, but I had to. I know that decision is going to hurt me a lot but guess didn’t have another choice. With that thought I called it a night along with a feeling that only tomorrow is what I have in Goa, day after I will be at home by this time.

Hope you like this small post about Goa. 🙂
Here’s a picture of the sea food platter I had in Britto’s

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A Day to Life Post- 46!

In my previous two posts I shared the three days of my Goa experience. So it’s time for day four. Day four again started on a late note. After lunch all we did was relaxing, didn’t go anywhere. How could we, since the birthday boy was asleep himself. It gave me time to be with others from the group. We hanged around in the hotel itself and once everyone went out sightseeing I started watching back to back episodes of The Big Bang Theory on the laptop along with beers. I just love that show. Day four was all in a slow day for us and an argumentative day as well.
The day we reached Goa, we found out that there’s an old Mahadeva Temple, near Tambdi Surla, which is a 12th Century Shaivite temple of the Lord Mahadev, and it is situated in a Wildlife Sanctuary called Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctury. We believe in Shivji a lot, so we decided to go. We had the advantage of resting the previous day, so day five started early for us. We wanted to leave in the morning, because it would take us around 2 to 2 and a half hours of ride from Anjuna. The temple was on the border of Karnataka. Setting our destination on Google Maps, we began our journey at 10 am on the bike and the entire experience was amazing. Seeing so many different internal parts of Goa, different villages was nice. We had to ask people our way, and every village had their own accent of talking. As we were few kilometers away from the temple, the Wildlife Sanctuary started and on both our sides all we could see was dense forest. We were a bit off since we didn’t get to see any animals except a big kite that flew right above us. Trust me, if you want to dare someone, you should dare to ride on that route at night. During the day we found it spooky, I am sure at night it’s going to scare anyone. Even the road before the sanctuary is all spooky, with not even a single soul walking or passing from there. When we would see someone riding a bike, we would feel little better knowing that we weren’t the only one there.
As we reached near the temple, we kept wondering that this temple is so old, hope it’s well maintained and we were right. It was very well maintained and we found out that it belongs to one of the archaeological site of India. We were very happy seeing the temple, surrounded by a well maintained garden. The carvings on the stone of the temple was so nice and ancient, still looked the same.

Sharing few pictures of the temple.
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After the temple, we had to come back and the sun was right above us, and it was getting hotter and hotter. We left from there and the ride back was now full of eagerness, eager to reach back to our hotel. In all we took around 6 hours to go and come back. We were tired but we still had rest of the day five ahead of us.
After dinner, we thought the day was over, but it wasn’t. We had this group of people in our hotel, Russians, and we would share a hello everyday. Today, the group invited us for a party which was happening at Anjuna beach. They told us it was just 10 minutes away, trust me it was not 10 minutes away. We started walking from our hotel around midnight, we reached the beach and started our walking again, it was dark, luckily we had a torch light with us, that’s all the light we had. And the party that seemed to be 10 minutes away, took us almost an hour to reach. We realized that the party was at the end of anjuna beach after reaching the place. It was my first ever trance party. I won’t say that I didn’t like it, but at the same time it was ok for a first experience. I do listen to trance music, and have never disliked it, so it was in all ok. Seeing soo many people just dancing to the music made me even dance to the music. After a while we came out and just sat near the sea shore. The soothing noise of the sea, the sky full of stars and trance music playing behind took me to a different place. We sat for almost an hour there, talked and then just stared at the sea and the sky. Goa is amazing, that’s all kept running in my head, I knew my trip was almost to an end and I didn’t want to go back. I was living in my fairytale, and didn’t want the story to end.

After realizing that it was 2am, we decided to walk our walk back to the hotel. Thankfully we had the torch light. It took us one hour to return and boy what a day we had. End of day five ! Finally ! Lol ! 🙂
Hope you all liked reading it as much as I loved sharing it with you all. Happy Weekend !

A Day to Life Post- 45!

In my previous post, I covered the first two days at Goa. Day three began a bit on a relaxed note because the previous night we had too much to drink. It was Sunday and the next day was his birthday, so how to bring in his birthday became a question for me. We woke up in the afternoon went for lunch. Well, there’s one more thing everyone needs to try here is the Goan Fish/Prawns Curry with rice. I love seafood and Goa was like heaven for me in terms of seafood. Everyday for lunch and dinner I only ended up eating fish curry or prawns curry and rice and trust me it’s out of the world. Fresh fish and beautifully cooked gravy with all the fresh Goan spices, nothing beats all this.
After lunch we decided to laze around for some more time in the room, have couple of beers and then head to Anjuna Beach. Finally in the evening we were walking on the beach, my hair flying because of the wind and hearing the sea, we walked quietly and realized we had come too far. Inspite of people around I still felt as if I was walking alone and was just enjoying and taking in the entire experience. That day turned out to be the high tide day. After taking some pictures of the beach, we decided to sit at Cafe Lilliput for a drink. It was after a long time I felt so close to the nature. Sitting there, looking at the sea made me wonder how vast it might be and how many secrets did she know. Was there more space for my secret? I did share lot of thoughts with the sea. I know it’s weird but true. There have been times when I have been wanting to talk to someone desperately and that’s the time when there’s no one around to listen to me. That day, sitting there, I just poured my heart out by sharing lot of things, because I knew that she won’t tell anyone and I knew she was the only one listening to me. Not many know but over a year and a half I have changed a lot as a person. Learnt to be more calm, poised and patient with the people around me and with my life. I prefer to stay quite and not talk much, but there are days when I won’t stop talking.
Well, we started looking a place that would serve us prawns curry and rice again on the beach and found one. Just few hours were left for his birthday. We sat, relaxed, ate, soaked in the experience and talked. We decided to finally go back around 9pm. By now the sun was set and due to the high tide the sea had travelled a lot taking over almost the entire beach and most of our way back we were walking in the water. While we were going towards the hotel, we saw this live band playing in one of the cafe known as Guru Cafe. We decided to return to this cafe. It was fun. The music, the guitar made our feet tap. Spending sometime there we decided to go for dinner.
During dinner, we saw a couple come and looked like they were traveling around and after talking to them made our guess even more right. The guy was traveling since 3 years and the girl was traveling since a year and a half with him. They were in India since 5 months and were riding the Bullet from Bangalore that they had bought there and now wanted to sell it because they were leaving India for their onward journey to Dubai. Since I had recently been to Dubai, I gave them few places to visit and the must do things in Dubai. They had been to lot of places which is what even I want to do. It was mid-night, finally wished him and my mother as well. Ya my mother and him share the same birthday and my parents are even traveling. They are on their South India trip. The entire night went in talking and listening to their experience and sharing ours as well. It’s always good to meet like minded people. But at the same time it also made me wonder why do we have so many hangups where we are living? Why cant people around us be easy and have an open mind about everything in life? I had this question the entire night in my mind and with that thought we finally decided to call it a night around 4am. It was almost morning and we realized it was too late.
Finally, the third day had come to an end. It was nice and fun. Now Goa was growing on me and now I had started to feel that I was in Goa. There’s more for my Goa experience which I will share in my upcoming posts. Sharing some clicks I took at Anjuna Beach

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A Day to Life Post- 44!

It’s been a month since I have been away from blogging. And it has been an amazing one month. Coming back from one trip, refreshed and then going for another holiday, why wouldn’t it be amazing. Yes, two holidays in one month’s span and this time it was Goa. A week of Goa felt like heaven and especially when I had such an amazing company. I returned from my North India trip on the 8 April and on 24 April my bags were packed again for one week of awesomeness. It was hard to believe that this was my first trip to Goa, well I did go there once when I was a child with family. It was my someone special s birthday and I had to make it special in every way, so decided to escape. We reached the land of beaches on 25 April with everyday being a different and a new experience for me. I realized that Goa has more to offer than the beaches, like Churches, Bird Sanctuaries, Wildlife Sanctuaries. 
We were staying near Anjuna beach, a backpacker’s paradise and a perfect place to be away from the hustle bustle. This place has a laid back attitude which seemed as a blessing for us, since we were tired with all the noise and hectic daily life. Our first night ended with an awesome sea food at an awesome restaurant at Vagator called Thalassa. Candle light dinner, amazingly cooked fish with a beautiful view facing the sea was a perfect start to my Goa trip. I think this restaurant should be in everyones to do list while planning a trip to Goa. 
Day two began with us waking up hungry and we were on the road finding breakfast around 9am. When we stepped outside the hotel, we saw that it had just stopped raining making the weather pleasant. I was so relieved that we were saved from the heat at least on the first day. We began our ride on Bullet, the bike which we hired for the week in search of food and reached Calangute beach. We were just enjoying the pleasant weather. We were shocked to see that all the places there open at 10am. Finally we saw the famous Infantaria Cafe at Calangute open and had breakfast. Came back to the hotel, brought some beer and this is when it actually started to feel like Goa.
Goa is also famous for the flea markets, especially the Saturday night market which lasts for 5-6 months. We were lucky that we got to see the last Saturday night market for the season. After this it would be open again in November. So for our day two evening, we decided to get dressed up, go to the last Saturday night market and then head to a club since it was a Saturday night. The Saturday night market was so colorful, that’s the first thought I had in my mind, with live music playing, with different type of food and alcohol. I saw so many different things that people were selling there and what attracted me the most was an amazing collect of the artifacts. It made me wonder that from where do they get such antique collection. There were many things which we liked and decided to buy in future. One has to visit this market if you like collecting antique things. After the market we head to a club called Club Cubana, it’s a night club in the sky. It is suppose to be the the only elite night club in Goa. If you are lucky you will get a place to sit, since it’s full most of the time. The place is open till 4am, so you can sit, relax, drink, eat, dance and if you want go jump in the swimming pool. Yeah, they have a pool inside and after midnight I saw many people jumping inside the pool. And thus ended our second night in Goa. The ambiance was nice. One must go there and experience it for themselves.
I still have more days to talk about, which I will continue in my other posts. Hope you all had fun reading it ! 🙂