Bitten by Wanderlust

Few days ago, I came across this bubbly girl who seemed to be in her early twenties.She announced that she has bitten by wanderlust recently. As expected, audience gave wholehearted support.It led to a discussion which included number of visas on passport, food and culture, beaches , adventure and numerous tips, stories and experiences.So far, I have believed that I love to travel.I may not have visited 2-3 dozen countries or have some adventurous backpack trips to my credit. But I am lucky enough to travel around a dozen countries.  But I was stuck with word “ Wanderlust”. The Indian ancient Vedic wisdom beautifully describes lust.Lust is a like fire.  It only grows stronger each time one appeases it by giving way to it.In other words, love brings a sense of wholeness while lust brings a sense of emptiness.So question was whether it is wanderlust or wanderlove. But all Indian sages spent a reasonable time traveling across country.But their journey was journey of  a seeker.I doubt Buddhist monks start their journey with an announcement on Facebook or declare their journey as an adventure or fun.They start their journey with a destination in their mind.But I never saw any monk with a travel itinerary.I wonder whether a monk is excited by his journey or his destination.Then I got a rebuke from my traveler persona who was sitting quietly throughout this introspection. “What about those Travel writers or documentary makers who spend months or years to explore far flung places.What about Megasthenes, Columbus and Marco Polo.” Then my alter traveler ego delivered a deadly punch. “People who have been both in love and lust can often distinguish between the two more clearly than those who haven’t.So just pack up your bags and book tickets.May be next trip help to decide whether it is lust or love “ 😉

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Longer you live , more you appreciate life.So as years progressed, I realized that life has too much to offer. It is full of options and contradictions.Every moment comes with a different experience.At this point, I felt need of platform to keep a journal of all those experiences for reference.This is how this blog came into picture. I prefer pictures as I am too lazy to type.But truth is that I find it difficult to express most of time.Here pictures come to my rescue. Essentially , this blog is a journal of my experiments with life.But then I found that it is taste of liquor of life which motivates me. -:)

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