Disclaimer: This is based on true events. The experience has been recreated in first person with changed names for discretion.
It was 3 am. In his dim-lit room, Dhruv offered me a drink and lit his cigarette.
“Hey, how are you? How was your solo trip? And I thought you were coming in another 2 days? Is everything ok?” I lined up all my questions in one statement without even waiting for a reply.
“Relax, relax…" Dhruv started to speak. "First of all, thanks for planning out my 5-day trip to Manali. When you bet me 1000 bucks if I could go on a solo trip, I was so excited. You know, my wife Shweta let me travel alone on the sole condition that our next trip together would be an exotic one. For now, she’s staying at her mother’s place.
My trip was mostly amazing.