Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane

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Traveling for me is all about experience, to get out of a comfortable place, explore, meet new people, speak their language, understand their culture, reflect myself,sometime get beyond limits, live and have fun. And lately I have a new found love for traveling solo. Traveling is a great self development tool. It makes me feel grateful for what I have. Makes me realize that there is better or worse out there than I know, opens my mind to new perspectives, makes me understand that the way I live is not the only way. It makes me understand that I am a very tiny piece of a humongous puzzle called World. Brings out the sense of gratitude, thank you Amma and Appa for helping me realize this, by taking us to different places even when we were young and cranky.

Here is a glimpse of 26 (almost 27 :D) years of my travel journey.

1992 - 1993 - ok let's see, I entered the new world to explore did the usual kid stuff, coming to think of it we all did the things that I mentioned in the very 1st line! Are you thinking what I am thinking? We are born to explore and travelling is my way of exploring.

Goa 1994 (Sorry anna for putting up this picture :P, but it's really cute)

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 1995

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 1995 - Christmas season!

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Darjeeling, West Bengal, 1996

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I wonder what was running in my mind?

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Apparently I was throwing snow balls at some stranger in front of us.

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Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 1997

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Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Kerala, 1998 - Ahhh look at us, posers :P

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Meruti betta, Karnataka, 1999

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya
Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Madikeri, Karnataka, 2000

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Kodaikanal , Tanil Nadu 2002

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh, 2001 - Smile gone wrong, blame the summer!

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Wayanad, Kerala, 2003

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya
Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya
Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 2004, 'Enough already, please let me eat' look

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Gulaba, Himachal Pradesh, 2004, I tried skiing, and I fell several times!

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya
Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya
Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya
Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Tunganath, Uttarakhand, 2009 - I still fit into that jacket

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Uttarakhand, 2009, view from Chandrashila

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Vivekananda rock memorial, Tamil Nadu, 2010

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Netrani island, Murudeshwara, Karnataka - 2011 - Scuba diving, yes that's me.

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Vajra falls, Sirsi, Karnataka - 2011, Love for water!

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Thekkady, Kerala - 2012, I was a little chubby back then :D

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Kemmangundi, Karnataka 2013

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Mullayanagiri Chikmagalur - 2014 - Cave under the temple, at the top of the hill

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Chikmagalur 2014 - Kurunji flowers - It blooms ones in 12 years and when it does the mountains are completely purple.

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Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, 2015 - The fun at the edge!

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Padari, Himachal Pradesh -2015

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Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya
Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Pangong Lake, Jammu and Kashmir - 2016

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Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Talakalale falls, Karnataka, 2016

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Goa, 2016

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Goa 2017

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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka 2018

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Ayubowan!! Please help me carry the berry !!

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Kandy , Sri Lanka, My teeth is sharper than yours!

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

Kumaraparvata, Karnataka 2018

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Munich, Germany, 2018 - Oh ya!! That's BMW Headquarters

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Munich, Germany 2018

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Antarctica, 2018 (Yep, the 7th continent - More about this in the upcoming blog)

Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya
Photo of Escape to the dreamland - a journey down my memory lane by Namratha Acharya

The glacial ice, the purest form of natural water, it was pretty heavy!

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Stegastein view point, Norway, 2019

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Driving for me was the best part of Norway! Simply loved it!

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Trolltunga, Norway 2019, On the edge!

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Stockholm, Sweden 2019

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A toast to life full of travel adventures, more learning and more exploring!

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