It was another mediocre day of my life; a day when everything appeared so monotonous and mundane. I never, even in my wildest dreams presumed that a casual meet with a dear friend (Ashok) would steer me towards an exhilarating adventure that filled my heart with joy!
Would you believe, if I told that a meet, a talk, a flash of an idea, made up my mind, voted on an action plan, and convince my parents was pretty much what happened 4 days before I flew to Thailand along with my friend? Well, the part where I persuaded my parents was not as gentle as I made it sound, but somehow I succeeded in doing so!
Ashok was stuck in the crosshairs of my contention to assure my parents, but never ever complained. Instead, he took me as his responsibility. On seeing him trying to reassure them of my safety couple of days before we started off, I had this feeling inside me that, though from a different mother, he is indeed in all regards my brother!
Do you remember the excitement on Charlie’s face (from the movie ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory‘) after finding a Golden Ticket in his Wonka bar? My enthusiasm was no less than that on the day of my flight to Thailand! The overwhelming feeling was such that it limited our ability to pack bags for God’s sake! We were almost like the kids going to school for the first time and felt so short-handed with a tinge of nervousness, excitement, and uncertainty that, our friend Harini had to come to our rescue to help pack our bags!
That butterfly feeling didn’t leave us until we boarded the flight and went on our first and much awaited Buddy Trip!
Do you want to hear more about this trip? Then, just watch out for the next part!
Until then, the writer is signing off with the same excitement!
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Life is a discovery. It is an adventure. It depends on how we want to take it. It is just that we don’t know how to embrace the beauty and bounty of life. Buddies and friends are so much an integral part of our life and living. We need to take a plunge. We need try out new things. We need to travel. We need to speak out. We need to convince. We need to pursue. And suddenly we see, there is a different world in front of us. This is exactly what I can see has happened to you. The joy, the excitement is palpable. Going to new country adds to that zing of life.
Quite aptly you have captured the scene from Charlie and Chocolate Factory…and a lovely picture of both of you.
Thanks a lot Nihar for this lovely comment. That is in fact what i felt at that moment 🙂
How lucky! Don’t forget to write about all the food please!!
Thanks a lot for dropping by Mohini 🙂 Sure! How can I miss out on food!
Looking forward to the entire story!
Liked reading this post. Awesome Keerthi. Hope you had a great buddy trip 🙂
It is one of the most memorable trip till date 🙂 Thanks a lot for dropping by Shamik.
I can so relate with the excitement and the convincing of parents! Been there, done that! I’m sure the trip must have left you craving for more! Can’t wait to see the beautiful pictures of the beach.
Yeah! Traveling definitely changes you for good!
Thanks a lot for dropping by Isha. Will post more about the story soon!
ha great start…kheer ? ready to revisit again Thailand with your writings?as i already did hear a lot from you ?
Ha ha Yeah! Will write about the rest of the journey soon.
Hey I visited Thailand two years back. Did you try the sticky rice with mango? Unbelievable India hasn’t discovered this simple yet awesome dish yet.
I fell in love with that dish <3
Beautiful introduction. I’ll soon be exploring your blog for more about the trip:)
Sunds like one hell of a trip. visited thailand a few years ago. It’s beautiful,especially fell in love with Krabi.
Nice. First foreign trip is always a great excitement.
Thai food is a delight. I had Thai friends while I worked at Dubai Metro and they had given us a party once. Totally yum! Also, one of our Japanese managers were such a huge thai food fan that he treated him to it every week.
Looking forward to reading more abbout your trip.
I think what is most important is how did you manage to get to persuade your parents cause that is the BIGGEST issue I have when it comes to travelling.
I can totally feel the level of excitement you have described as I have myself experienced such thrilling sensations before my dream trips, one of them was a trip to Maldives. Would love to read your further experience!
Wow! This sounds great. That’s how one should live life.
Waiting eagerly for the next parts of this travelogue… Keep posting..
Thailand is a great place to visit. Looking forward to read your excitement and beautiful photos of the trip.
Your blog is a treat for a traveller like me. Lovely writeup
First time on your blog and I am in love with it. It looks so tidy and sleek. Before I got married, I used to be an adventure traveler. On the slightest of opportunities, I would pack my bags and explore unknow territories either solo or with my girlfriends. Post marriage, my husband and I would continue these crazy journeys. After we had our toddler, things had to be more meticulously planned to ensure his requirements were taken care of but we never stopped traveling. You have a great trip. I would come back to read more.
This can be really a amazing feeling of excitement, pls. continue the journey
I know what you are talking about. I still remember my first overseas trip after marriage. I am sure you had a wonderful time in Thailand. Would love to read more.
Buddy trips are awesome Keerthi, Know you enjoyed it to the brim.
I can so sense your excitement.. It was the same with me when I went first time to Dubai with a friend of mine
Thailand is one of the places i’ve placed in my bucket list i want to visit it definitely…
i had kept Thailand inmmy Bucket list since long… i i so want to visit you. lucky of u to visit Thailand
With every word written I could feel the thrill, the excitement and the anticipation of a thrilling journey. Can’t wait to read how the journey unravels. Bring it on girl!
Being a travel enthusiast, I can understand your excitement, it is quite evident also in your writing. Will check your next post also to know more about your trip 🙂
Friend trips are always fun.!
Four days!!!! They say unplanned trips are the best. waiting to see more of Thailand through your your eyes.
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I loved Thailand and hope to go back explore better some time. Hope you enjoyed too. Reading the next part soon.
I loved reading the post, looking forward to read the reaming story .
I can feel the excitement oozing out from your post. It is truly contagious. Buddy trips are real fun and planning them all out at a short notice just adds on to the thrill. Hope you had an awesome trip. Will come back to read more of your journey. Till then #readbypreetispanorama for #MyFriendAlexa
I recollect my days of convincing mom for a girl’s trip to Goa. I’m gonna enjoy your Thailand series 🙂
Looking forward to part 2
I can relate with your excitement. I had always numerous plans cancelled just a day before travel. So, when finally I got to travel a beach with few friends I was so excited. Looking forward to your trip trills
You have my full attention! Going to follow your Thailand trip through your words and lens ?
This looks like an exciting trip! Looking forward to reading about the rest of journey!!!!
Nice little post. Would love more details on how you arranged everything for your trip in just 4 days
This is so me..I was also so ecexcit for my dream trip to paris..that’s a lovely share
Wow amazing and I could co relate with your feeling so well. had similar experience last year. looking forward to reading more from you. #surbhireads #Myfriendalexa
Enjoyed reading your post. Keep traveling, keep writing! 🙂
Thanks for presenting such an informative travel experience. Looking forward to read the next posts.
Wow – you really revved up my excitement to hear more.well written
arey yar next time mujhe bhi le jana please please please ………………….btw where is next post bout it ?
Could easily sense your excitement…will love to read your further posts. #MyFriendAlexa #ilaenjoys #Blogchatter
Wonderful description. This reminded me of my first imprimpim trip with my friends. We decided one night prior that we want to travel to Pondicherry and next day morning we were off. That was some weekend we had.
Btw, loved your writing style. Subscribed to your blog as well. Looking forward to reading some amazing stuff.
Well, I see that you had an Unexpected trip which you haven’t even planned in your wildest dreams .I came across something similar this weekend and I can so related to your feeling in that moment.
Well that seems rather brave if you but then fortune does favour the brave . Looking forward to your adventures in Thailand particularly your great photos !
Wow!! really very adventurous 🙂
Hey Keerthi , Your post with lovely pics , Once again , reiterates the fact that Planning the trip , the adventure is so much , more exciting thrilling than the trip itself. Enjoy. #myFriendAlexa #SujatawdeReads
the start looks exciting will keep reading more of it