Our train journey overnight took us back to where we started our North East India Trip, Guwahati in Assam again and ready for the next leg. Days or even months are not enough to venture through these places. It had been 10 days since I left home. Life was craving more of the disconnect from the world as I knew it.
Our initial plan was to get to Assam, meet a friend who lived there, spend the night and head to Meghalaya the next day. We reached Guwahati at the break of dawn. The city was still sleeping. Sunday is essentially the rest day of the country and it was evident looking at the empty streets. The station was quiet. We were yet to make a decision on what to do from there.
It took us a while to figure that out. At 6 am, we were helplessly hungry for some odd reason. So we started scouting for breakfast. Nothing was open at this time of the day. I ran a quick search on my phone and found some restaurants nearby but all of them would open a good 4-5 hours later. We did not want to leave the area either. For a while we waited around for some buses. But the calm morning that day called us for a walk around. We kept walking and walking as the road took us with no plan in mind and was thinking about food the whole time. This went on till about 8 am.
After some google searches, we reached an outdoor food court near a park. Braving the hot morning sun, we waited there thinking it will open until a guard came up to us and said that the place would open only at 1pm for lunch. Disheartened to hear that, we walked back to the station and changed our plans and took the decision to head straight to Shillong instead of waiting around and losing a day wandering in Guwahati.