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09/08/07

2 Years of Travel...

Being in a different country is different for sure :) I have been in England for about a week now and it for sure has been an experience…

Right from the longest flight I sat in, to the amazing view of the mountains in Afghanistan, to the plain deserts of some part of the world, to a collection of 53 movies to watch from, to my first stamp on the VISA, to a complete day of not speaking Hindi, to not being able to call anyone I really really wanted to… its been quiet an experience…

I should also be congratulating myself for something that I do not think many people have been able to do... and that is for the last 24 months, i.e., starting from July’05 I have been traveling outside Delhi every month !!! Is that a record of sorts or something? And I complete 2 years of this every month trip with my first International trip!!! God has been kind to me… very kind…

London is good… and I am at just the right time here, bright at sunny with no rains so far… amazing skies… and the so called summers in the country… in the last one week, I have seen more legs and umm… cleavages then the rest of my life.. Phew… it gets too hard to handle at times when women actually move around in the bare minimum they can wear for work…. But then why should I be complaining?

London is similar and London is different… London has humans who behave like machines and as if they are on a conveyor belt… the tubes keep running, the people move out first, and then the people move in… they stand on the right side of the escalators and walk on the left… they look before they cross the road… not crossing on the red lights… its mechanical… as if some super natural power ( read self-discipline) controls everything here… and at times, it can really get to your head !!! It did to mine for sure… a couple of times…

Have been able to see the famous London Tower Bridge, walk for over 4 hours on the Queen’s walk next to the river Thames, checked the slow moving London Eye and the heard the Big Ben… Not to mention have clicked a few pictures as well to compliment my stay here in the city… With Abhishek’s help, who has been kind enough to keep me with him for the time I am here this month, I managed a trip to one of the best places I have been to… Camden town… the punk place… had an amazing time walking around the streets there... and ended the day with a fantastic performance by some street musicians… loved that day of mine…

Another day that I would like to remember for good is the visit to the “Prime Meridian” of the world… the line that divides the world into two halves... amazing feeling that was to see that line... and the 24 hour clock… and the view that place gives of London... too many goodies in one there…

Also managed one day work related trips to Manchester and Gloucester in this week… and after work did walk around the two places to capture some of it in my camera… yes yes... I have talked about pictures... there are going to be uploaded soon... gimme sometime please…

Rest is fine… The life is good… with a few exceptions of course... but I guess I can manage that…

Will keep writing…

9 comments:

  1. errr legs clevage...is that what u see in london..naaa...well i didnt see many..lol or probably i never noticed :)
    have fun!!!! and walk walk walk london is walkers paradise

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  2. Wow! Congrats Murari for completing rather eventful two years of ur travels tht too with an international break!! =)

    Here's wishing you traverse newer places and horizons in the years to come making you more grounded yet liberated at the same time..

    Cheers to incessant wanderings,

    B

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  3. # You...
    its supposed to be summers... and everyone is just shedding clothes around... and you can't help but notice it when thats so loud around :)


    and walking yes... doing that a lot...

    @ Bindiya...
    yea baby... its a nice feeling...

    thanks a ton :)

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  4. I can undersatnd perfectly how u feel seeing so much of *ahem* legs n cleavage. :P
    Have fun!!!
    The most imp thing is to enjoy

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  5. happy-travel-anniversary to u :D
    keep writing
    keep on walking :)

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  6. may u keep on travelling every month :)

    ok now get some good pics od manchester.......u know what :D

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  7. @ Lalit...
    I have seen the pics with the overdose of it bro :)

    # Sharanya...
    totally :D

    # Mayuri...
    Thanks... will do...

    # Burf...
    bahut mast hai bhai...

    # deepak...
    thanks bro...

    Pics yes.. for sure !!!

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