In May 2016, on a hot summer morning in Delhi, my best friend Aparna, and I bid each other goodbye. College was over and we were both heading in different directions. We had tears in our eyes as we promised to stay in-touch. But over the last three years, even though we talked everyday, we didn't end up meeting even once!
Then last month, our prayers were answered as Aparna was finally flying back home because of a work trip! I was over the moon when she proposed that we take a road trip together across the northeast to celebrate her birthday. Ever since college, we had been the perfect travel buddies. So it only made sense that our reunion celebrated our spirit of being on the road and exploring new places, people, and cultures.
I flew down to Guwahati from Delhi and Aparna came there from Kolkata. We literally crashed into a hug when we saw each other. We squealed with the excitement of seeing each other and created quite a ruckus at the airport. Despite the amount of time that had passed, we had picked up right where we had left. I was finally home.
As we had three years' worth of conversation in one day, we also got down to planning our trip. The one thing that has always defined our friendship is adventure. So to revive the days gone by, we decided to hire motorcycles for our road trip! We booked our Airbnbs and finally commenced our journey through the beautiful, winding roads of Meghalaya.