You must be wondering where have I disappeared to.
Well, there is always a new set of challenges in travel and I like to set new bars for myself.
Recently I visited Pushkar International camel fair. It was an impulsive decision.
While people booked their hotel rooms and train tickets at least three months in advance to attend this annual event, here I was without a confirmed berth on train and without knowing where I was going to stay.
A decorated camel in Pushkar.
The challenge was to budget travel without any advance reservation and like a local… in those local ‘khatara‘ buses, shared autos. No taxi allowed. And wherever possible, eat street food.
And that is when you realize that the journey is your destination too. The agendaless journey was fun and there were surprises too. I started tweeting from the railway station at Mumbai itself about my journey.
People on my Twitter Timeline were constantly watching my moves and advised, requested and queried accordingly.
I am copying below, few, very few of their tweets. You’ll know how interesting my journey was. 😀
@Cemonde u should have clicked the picture of those ppl quarreling in the train, I need a pic for my thoughts on anger 🙂
@Cemonde enjoy your trip! waiting for pics!
@Cemonde click pics of angry faces
@Cemonde have a gr8 trip & about the mallu might b he didnt have his eve quota of today
@Cemonde hey is there water is pushar lake now?
@Cemonde Going to PanchKunda? i will b joinin u in eve.
@Cemonde Thanks for that info on bus, am leaving for #Pushkar tomorrow
congrats @cemonde for being the judge in #camel dancing competition #pushkar
@Cemonde tweet pic of winning camel #pushkar
@Cemonde arre then travel arnd rajasthan for four more days (when I grumbled abt non-availability of return tickets) 😀
@Cemonde hws ur day, hav u visited brahma temple in pushkar
@Cemonde explore some more Rajasthan 🙂
@Cemonde Pre fix cabs they tend overcharge, carry liquor if u need cause it’s not available openly
@Cemonde go by bus to ahmedabad 🙂 from thr u can get a bus easily 2 mumbai.
@Cemonde keep the updates coming 🙂
@Cemonde remember, ur 1st article on #Pushkar is for me 🙂
@Cemonde We’d love to hear it! Do tell us!
I love you all.
I love all my followers and friends who are constantly with me and keep my moral up during such journeys.
Note- If you are not familiar with Twitter,
1. @cemonde is my handle on Twitter. It is used to mention/ address me.
2. Please ignore the ‘#’ sign while reading tweets.
3. The tweets are from different people.
4. It is high time that you become my follower on Twitter. Do that ASAP ! 😛
Also, met quite a few interesting people on my way including a western family of four who had to part with two of their berths to make way for people like me. 🙂