I had heard and read a million times that “Do not marry a man unless you’ve traveled with him”. Traveling makes a lot of difference. From what your partner eats to whether they have OCD instincts to how they react to minor hitches in the journey, all these answers and much more can be found in a journey taken together. Sticking onto this advice and for the love of traveling, I had gone on numerous journeys with bae, each time finding newness and growing up together.
Isn’t it confusing to decide what to gift your loved ones on birthdays? Don’t you keep wondering whether you’d end up surprising them?
After already exhausting all my ideas, I was baffled on what to gift him this year. After budgeting my month, I decided the best way to celebrate his growing young would be to take our first road trip together. Yes! I was super excited and why wouldn’t I be, the firsts are always special <3
The plan was short and simple. I could barely afford two-three days off, so we decided to keep it sooper crisp. Our meeting point was Dharamshala bus stand and the road trip had to begin thereafter. We were to drive down to Bir, a small town near Dharamshala, around 3-4 hours away, super famous for being home to Asia’s highest paragliding site – Billing. Bir had to be our home for two days.
I took a Volvo to Dharamshala from Delhi and the ride turned out to be longer and tiring than I thought. The headlights and the air conditioner stopped working only within two hours of leaving Delhi. We struggled to reach Chandigarh where we were shifted into another bus which to my experience turned out to be a pseudo-Volvo journey :P I somehow sunk in the bitter experience in hope of a wonderful time with Bae on our first road trip together. I reached after almost 14 hours, sweating and looking dirty and all I could think of was to bathe, wear fresh clothes and leave for Bir immediately.