Archive for the ‘Thoughts’ Category
Call of the Wild was the most I enjoyed in this list. Quite happy with this year’s lot, even though the number of books is way too low 🙂
0.04 : Mysore
I’m not at liberty to disclose the details of the this trip. Its under bro-NDA dictated by the bro-code. I came back home with a huge bag of tissue papers!
02 : Dad’s
The surprise drive.
Started the drive on Sunday morning – With the Green & Black Ninja. But had to return midway because of ‘technical issues‘
04 : Kumara Parvatha
A trek to Kumara Parvatha. More here..
On WeekendsWithJohnny :
- Photo : Goa
- Travel Tips : Hand drawn maps
- Quote : Charles Darwin from Voyage of the Beagle
- Link : Travelling Cross Country Dirt Cheap
- Travel Tips : Plan B
- Photo : Drive/Ride to Yercaud
Odo says 25551 KMs – Yay! Crossed the 25K mark .
Lot of things can go against your travel plans. For some you carry spares. For some you know what to do. The probability of most of these not happening is very high. But there is one which has a higher probability and unpredictability. No – Not a puncture in the tyres.
People dropping out
Phases in your plan:
Urge – Time when that spontaneous urge that comes over you for a drive and to see / experience new things and places.
Plan – This is the time when you share your urge with bunch of your travel friends. As with everything, all want to be part of it. Exciting!! You start thinking of renting a RV / trailer. May be get some more cars.
Plan A – You sit over in evenings and start charting your course. Possible things to do and alternatives. Check on political conditions and local traditions.
But of-course – Plan A never happens. People drop out. They are more excited by the idea of travelling than the travel itself. Ånd some-thing _always_ comes UP. Since you read the title of the post, its always your Plan B.
Plan B – So cancel your RV. Make that awkward call to the resort to let them know that we won’t be taking over all the rooms. You are down to 3 – Including yourself. Perfect number for a drive. You just have a direction and everything else is figured out on the way. The plan is no plan. You all are connected. A little too perfect to be true.
Plan B has a lesser probability of failure. It fails. Inevitability.
Plan U – Get up early in the morning. Resist deciding your destination – not yet. Pack your usual travel bag with necessities. Now (very important) pick your equipment – Your MTB / DSLR / sewing kit / telescope / mmm … swimming trunks (yeah! whatever gets you ..).
Just start driving. *Slowly* roll your car out of your apartment… Still dark… Drive to the middle of the city. Stop at the red light at the traffic signal : This is the time/spot to decide your destination. Take the turn. Switch on your stereo. Drive.
Have a fantastic trip.