The Window Seat | An Underrated Pleasure 

The window seat of a train.

It’s summer time. You’re travelling by train. It’s a second class compartment.

Amidst the highly diverse passenger folk, frequent vendors and the hustle and bustle of the coach, you’re peacefully sitting in that corner with an open window by your side.

No, you are not on your phone and your earphones are not plugged into your ears. You’re entirely lost in the rhythm that’s created very gracefully by the heavy wheels of the train as they glide over the sleek railway lines. The train creates thunderous music everytime it passes over a bridge, which soothes your soul in a funny way.

As the train moves forward, your eyes are fixed outside the window. You’re too content in grasping the beautiful countryside passing by. The grasslands, the hugely stunning sugarcane fields, the swinging trees, tiny huts, village people, little children running by, congested temples and mosques and the busy streets.

You are deep into thoughts about random stuff in life. There’s a string of chaotic mess in your head. You’re thinking about letting go of something but you’re not sure how. You’re enjoying the moment. It feels meditative.

You look above and notice the gorgeous sky blended in the perfect shade of blue. The sun, in all its glory, is shining bright and high. The next station is approaching and It’s time for the driver to apply the brakes. The train slows down, crawls for a while and eventually stops.

The scorching heat comes into action and tiny droplets of sweat appear on your face. You become restless and wonder how the tea seller is confident enough to scream “chai chai” in the hopes of selling at least one piping hot cup of tea in such a deadly weather.

Finally, the train starts moving again.

As it catches speed, you feel the gentle breeze embracing you. Slowly, it cools the sweat off your face and you’re left feeling heavenly as earlier. You smile a little inside as the wind gets busy playing with your hair. You close your eyes and doze off peacefully.

Sometimes window seats create art, don’t they?


Man killing Nature | A Poem 

This is the poem or let’s just say a rhyming thing I wrote today on how we people used nature from very beginning and now have taken over it.

In a world of trees he was running  ,

Shaping his weapons and hunting .

Got stones and fire ,

the hobbits got their Shire.

Introduced to mud and sand , 

there were shelters but no forest lands .

Found the iron ore , 

Air became sore .

Pride and anger grew their heights in man , 

now he can do anything he can .

Causing the environment so much pain ,

The man has become supreme , But in Vain.

The Euro Backpack Trip 

From a past few days I was getting confused about what should be my first blog post. It’s a really tough choice as it will make my first impression out there , so it needed to be perfect . So this evening I was just sitting at my window ​and it was almost dark outside and the last light was coming at my table and suddenly I realised that this was what I needed , this was what I always dreamed of , this was the very thing I fantasized for much long . I have always dreamed of visiting Europe with nothing but just a backpack , no companion , nothing attach but just me. So here in my first blog post I will write about the perfect backpack trip to Europe.

Europe , the superlative beauty in itself is a place where one must visit in lifetime . There is everything , from sprawling cities to quaint villages , boulevards , railway routes , landscapes , mountains , beaches and lakes. Dreamy locations like Florence , Venice , Prague and of course Paris for thsoe craving for fashion. And then there’s the food..!

 The best way you can admire and feel the real europe is by trains. All of the countries are well connected by the trans euro network. True diversity at ground level can be experienced there and also it’s cheap so you can travel at low rates cutting accommodation costs of hotels. Also , my preference of visiting Europe would be alone without any companion . This thing has its own advantage , firstly you are not bound with someone , so you can stay , halt and skip anything you want , and then if you are alone you would be open for meeting new people and even make some temporary travel buddies , which will be a one good experience . Next thing about the euro trip is that the its timing should be properly planned . Firstly the weather should be chosen well , then as there are various local festivals coming around , so the visit should be planned such as to cover them up. St Patrick’s Day in Ireland , Roskidle in Denmark and battle of oranges should not be missed.

 Then about the food , you should be ready to try new local food everywhere . Don’t go for McDonald’s or something , trying local food will open a new gateway for you to bond with local lifestyle and will be a new experience . Make sure that you try to eat more variety and rear yourself to small portions. Then , as the most part of a trip goes in travelling rather than at destinations , so understanding of the place can be done by travelling locally. One can hitchhike if they are comfortable , it is cheap and gives one the opportunity to bond with the people there who can share the local stories from around. Another important thing about the trip is that you should not stick to cities and convention tourist places . If you are really a travel enthusiast and want to feel the pleasure and satisfaction of travelling then you should go at places other than cities , local landscapes , villages , lakes or even just highways or less travelled roads. Go under the radar and visit places away from clouds , there are a lot of small and beautiful towns in Czech Republic and Norway . The real and your true inner peace will only be discovered when you are truly lost.

Also when you are in capital cities then stretch timetable and stay up late and experience the night life.  Have some wee experiences , visit the bars and hotels or even streets . Many shows , concerts and street dances will be available  or at least you can watch a football match. 

And last but important thing is , be Safe. Don’t try to flash your expensive gadgets everywhere , while traveling in trains keep your backpack near you , keep your passport and visa documents  safely locked with their hard photocopies and also somewhere online. Also , don’t indulge in drugging or any criminal activities . Laws are very strict in some countries and you could be in trouble.

Thanks for reading . If you liked this , please help me by sharing it with your travel enthusiast friends. 

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