"I must admit, I have not been myself since I have gotten back from Bhutan", I said to my friend. "Why? What happened there? Is everything alright?, he said. Taking a deep breath I replied, I surely am back to Mumbai but I refuses to cross the Bhutan gate. The green cover of forests, the twists and turns on roads with prayer flags fluttering in the wind and colorful chortens on almost every nook and cranny literally ooze happiness and satisfaction. In this age of technology taking over human relationships, it is almost impossible to find a place where people prefer sitting in a circle to sip on homemade wine (Aara) with their family and friends, instead of connecting with each other on virtual world of social media. All these luxuries of city life make no sense if you aren't happy from within.
Being a traveler, I find my happiness in exploring the unexplored. As usual, I was falling short on positivity working in my corporate job, so I started skimming through places on the internet for my next adventure and that's when the thought of going to Bhutan struck my mind. Because, you know, when you're looking for positivity, there's no place on the earth as positive as the Land of Thunder Dragon itself!
I sprang out of my bed as soon as the alarm went off around 4:00 in the morning as I had to catch a 7: 40 am flight to Bagdogra. Before embarking upon my every trip, the mixed feelings of anxiety and excitement do not let me sleep through the night and this night was no different.
Traveling to Phuentsholing from Bagdogra with ever so scenic Kalimpong falling on the route, we had started finding friendships within the group with people who were complete strangers almost 4 hours back.