Category: Road Trips

Nathu La Pass…..Whispering Boulders

Continuing my Sikkim trip:…Two days of immersing in Sikkimese culture and lore we were on way to Nathu La, a Pass that unintentionally manipulates emotions to jingoistic levels. Gangtok: A sure way to get the patriotic adrenalin overflowing in any Indian’s vein is to mention China and Pakistan vis-a-via sports, trade, cricket, the 1962 Indo…

Sikkim…. Nature’s Blockbuster

Sweet dreams are made of thisWho am I to disagree?I’ve traveled the world and the seven seasEverybody’s lookin’ for something. (Eurythmics..1983) Smile of Nature: Sometimes life takes you on unexpected paths, to destinations that serendipitously pop up when least expected. One such place was Sikkim, a state that somehow remained out of ambit for far…

Friendly Friday Challenge…Road Trip

Rockin’ Strawberries…It is nostalgia making me re-post a 2019 Road trip from Pune to Panchgani, a hill station in Maharashtra for Friendly Friday Challenge..Road Trips. ‘ Strawberries, introduced by the British in Mahableshwar, 18 miles from Panchgani, found its way to the surrounding hills and today Panchgani is a booming strawberry destination ‘We Will, We…

Wedding Procession – Road Journey

I have visited Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Zhujiajiao but one event that resonates in memory is a wedding procession. We were guests, rather invited ourselves at a wedding in Taizhou formerly T’ai-chow. The host was my husband’s business acquaintance and when the wedding invite came I made my husband agree to attend the wedding.…