I have always been very reluctant to travel. my family makes a big deal about traveling. They start making arrangements days in advance, pack more than what is required and think of every minute detail to be on the safestest side. So, I have always been apprehensive about traveling, and traveling alone has been and still is a huge thing. During my interview, I was asked if I was ok with traveling, and I had said a very blunt no. The person taking my interview also told me that he is very careful with women traveling and he sees to it that all arrangements are made safely. That did not console me whatsoever abut he took me in knowing that i was reluctant to travel though i might have to travel as we are opening stores in Hyd etc. My first trip was with him to pune and it was extremely comfortable. When i was assigned the Hyd project, I was a little reluctant about it but not extremely scared as i was sent with a guy who is par excellence with his work and a simply amazing human being to work with. As a matter of fact, i was looking forward to go to Hyd I was extremely over prepared. Honestly.He was carrying a small bag and a backpack whereas i had a proper suit case along with a backpack and my over filled purse. Though i didn’t have to carry my suitcase
My family helped me think of every possible thing that could happen on the trip and prepared me for the worst. I carried bandages, torch, chocolate, extra blanket, bottle of water, books to read, ipod, alarm phone, food, 2 extra pair of clothes and a lot lot lot other stuff…only thing i forgot to carry was needle and thread (Seen DDLJ ) But as they say, one should experience something to comment on it. As a child whenever i was presented with a new bhaji, or any new food item, i would mostly say no to it. My mausi always scolded me…still does. She says that one should never reject food…or any new idea for that matter. Food is scared when it comes to you, even if you don’t want it, take a small bite and then say thank you for it. I have not reached this level yet but my sense of adventure has definitely increased as i like trying everything once now a days, probably when it came to traveling, i became the old sunayna and needed the compulsory push out of my comfort system to experience it and i am very thankful that i got it.
The train ride was very scenic. i had taken a book on Rabindranath Tagore to keep me company thinking it was a book by Tagore. i don’t know if it was the boring book or the interesting company i had with the scenic view and the lovely gulmohar and oak trees…but i barely read my book.
I absolutely enjoyed the privacy and the solitude i got in the hotel room. A welcome change than staying with family not that i didn’t miss them. The best part about the hotel was its spacious bathroom, it sounds funny but you have to see the size of my current bathroom to understand why i am so gaga about the hotel’s bathroom. When i asked my colleague that what is it that he would miss, he said that he has never laughed so much before for 3 days. even though he laughed on me most of the time, i take it as one of the best compliments i have ever received.
The food there was too good. We had the ever famous hyderabadi biryani. there was this yummy pinachikky ice cream made from pineapple. It was really divine.
So, if you are scared of doing something in life, think about the fun i had on my trip to hyd for which i was ready to sacrifice the job opportunity and go ahead and do it.
Posted Yesterday at 07:55 AM by _amit_