Travel

all work and all play!!!!

I used to wonder sometimes if its really possible to have fun while working. Can you really combine your passions with your job. I used to read celebrities talking about how they are in the the profession where they get paid for following their passion in life....

 
One of my passions in life is travellling...from childhood i have this urge in me to travel to new places ..to see the world im born in....
I finally got the chance to find out while on company trip to gujrat in January this year.... a state located in western part of india........man i was on the road for 8 days.....my job was basically to survey the road condition of certain roads....i travelled from Gandhinagar which is located in central gujrat to dwarka...right upto the arabian sea coastline..and then towards bhuj in the Rann of kutch.....
It was an awesome experience for me...we were three people...me and one colleague and our driver.....we were driving in a qualis......i had the most amazing time of my life...
being a city bred girl..i rarely get to see sunrises or the sunsets.....so for me one of the most novel things was to watch the sunrise across the horizon for those 8 days.... and sunset evry evening.....
Most of my roads were located in remote areas...i was quite skeptical about how the rural people would react but i was amazed...my opinion totally changed...i think its us city people who are narrow minded....i think when you have less you have a lot more to give and these people truly had more to give than we ever have.......or we ever will....
One of the best moments of my trip was going upto the arabian sea coastline...unlike other shores..this one normally doesnt have sandbeach..its mostly rocky outcrops...and the sea is very calm......so one of the places where we did found a beach..we completely freaked out...not only it was beautiful but it was completely deserted......and we drove up there in the evening and it was the most beutiful sunset i ever saw!!!!!! at that moment when i was watching the sunset...i felt in my heart that it is these moments which makes it worthwhile to live .......
I also got to see the wild ass in rann of kutch..a very rare and endangered species only found in this part of the world......
We used to stay in in a different hotel each night and it taught me one thing..luxury is relative...and humans are quite adaptive...
The trip got me thinking a lot about my life so far...i think the less possessions we have the more free we are......and poor and rich are just relative words......one is as poor as one thinks and as rich as one thinks........
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Sushmita Sarkar
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