After reaching Guwahti airport and surviving a rather nauseous three-hour car ride to Shillong, I realized then that I was now completely on my own. The unfamiliarity of it all freaked me out, and I thought I couldn't pull through. On the first day, I walked everywhere! Shillong is very walkable and with the pleasant weather, I managed to see Ward's Lake, Police Bazaar, Lady Hydari Park, Don Bosco Cathedral, and Laitumkhrah, which is where I was staying.
Through the next five days of roaming Meghalaya, I had the time of my life (not to mention an insane workout) exploring the hills of Shillong, Cherapunjee, Dawki, and Mawlynnong. I got lost and figured my way out. I befriended a few locals who helped guide me. I dove into the different but rather interesting local cuisine. I made some amazing friends. And best of all, I came out of it all feeling like I was a new woman who could now take over the world, quite literally.