The journey from Bangalore to the Homestay at Balgal
Traveling keeps me sane and helps to cope with the stress of everyday life. I live in Bangalore and it has hundreds of options for Weekend Getaways. So, this time I tagged along with Muse Community for Kurinjal Trek. The idea of trekking excites me much but the little introvert kid inside me was a bit nervous. I’ve been with strangers but every time it tingles my mind somehow. Still in the process of getting used to it.
Luckily this time people in the group were either friends beforehand or friends of friends. You know something like the whirlpool effect, the connection goes on and on. Everyone was chatting, a few of them were meeting for the second time and there was a lot to catch up on. A usual bus journey with people chatting, eating and goofing around. And then as we all know the biggest icebreaker is this famous game called "Mafia". A game I always try to skip but this time in vain.
I tried to understand the game but turned out that people around me were already a master in the game, so it was quite difficult for me to catch up. Then there were rounds of songs where our host played his ukulele to keep the boredom away. And slowly everyone dozed off not because of the music. LOL. But when everyone realized that next day was going to be long and tiring.
I remember when I woke up in the morning and peeped outside the window I was mesmerized by the view. Hills make me happy; they really do. The greenery all around the curvy roads and the clear sky away from city life chaos are something I always run after. And I said to myself "I am so glad I didn't drop my plan."