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Wanderlust – Wandering, Wondering

by Ragini Puri
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Why do I love travel and adventure? Well the first reason would be because it gives me a chance to escape from the four walls that we all sometimes feel trapped inside. Just that I feel trapped more often than just ‘sometimes’. I love travelling for it gives me the freedom to be me. I love climbing hills and mountains, wandering around trails shadowed by huge pine trees, crossing new streets, meeting new people, eating new food, experiencing new culture – in fact taking in everything that a place has to offer. And waking up as a stranger in a strange town – I absolutely relish that awesome feeling.

If I were to tell you about my favourite trips and travel memories, then this one sided conversation would probably just go on and on. So I will tell you about one of my favourite trips – It was when I went all the way up to Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh and stayed there on my own for a couple of months.

The lovely family I lived with!

In Mcleodganj, I lived with a local family who took care of my lodging and boarding, and my days there were spent wandering deep into the mountains exploring the waterfalls and local tribes settled there. I also participated in quite many adventure and volunteering activities there. One volunteering activity that I always cherish would be working at a child care centre looking after Tibetan kids who either had a single parent going to work daily or were parent less. I think this was a great experience, contributing my bit as a traveller.

Here are some pictures from the days spent at Mcleodganj.

Hanging out with the kids

How you doing little one?

That’s the naughtiest one there!

How’s this for breakfast?

Monks practicing debating religious discourses

The Indrahar Pass beckons

Resting at the Forest House at Triund, high up in the Dhauladhar Range

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