Life is all about experiences. And the beginning of this year, i had planned to experience 3 backpacking paradises- Gokarna, Hampi & Puducherry. I experienced Gokarna in July17. Now it was time for Hampi. Nothing could hold me back from covering Hampi since it was always on my list. Neither WL 198 while booking the ticket in LTT Hubli Express nor the jam backed berth where there was no place to even stand properly. The whole boggie reminded me of the train scene in Gadar movie when a train comes from Lahore to India and it has all the corpses. Lol no these people were alive in this train but yea it did feel like that once every once in a while. Well I had never travelled earlier without a confirmed ticket even though I have always been a train fan .Guess I was lucky all the time. But this experience was one of its own and memorable. I got a chance to lie down at 4 am and with less than 3 hours of sleep I found myself sitting next to the window watching the trees run away from me and thinking how small are we in this world. Just couldn't afford to miss that. Well ,we need to cover the earth before it covers us, don't we ?