Thursday, December 12, 2013

Travel Experience


All of us, in our life have travelled either for vacations or meeting relatives or for working people, daily commute from home to office. And during those journeys all must have had some unique experiences or reminders, some good, some bad, some unforgettable.

Sometimes during those travel we meet some people, who sometimes we never meet in entire lifetime, some who are best forgotten then and there and some whom we meet and forget and after a long span of time we meet, and become friends for life time.

  One such incident which I never thought would happen, and remembering which still makes me smile. I met a person whom I had never thought that we would meet again. But I’ll write about that person in tomorrow’s prompt.

When I was a kid I used to travel a lot with my parents. Every vacation was a fun vacation. But the travel which I would never ever forget was the first journey with my husband from Mumbai to Delhi in 2002, which took 3 days instead of 2.

We had come to Mumbai to visit our parents in month of August-September. It was rainy season, and Mumbai rains are always in news. We used to stay in Dombivali at that time and the train was from Bandra terminus.

On the previous day and on the day of our departure it had rained like cats and dogs and everywhere it was flooded or trains were running late. Somehow we boarded the local train which was crowded, as it was already running late and managed to reach Bandra after changing of trains and all. We had booked tickets on Paschim Express, which was supposed to leave from Bandra at around 10.30 am and reach Delhi next day at around 11.

After reaching Bandra it was announced that some of the trains are either cancelled or are running 12 – 24 hours late. Our train was rescheduled to leave at night 10 o’clock. Luckily hubby’s uncle stayed nearby, we spend some time there and came back to station at around 8 in evening.

After arriving we were informed that the train will leave around midnight, which luckily it did. But since it had rained very badly everywhere, the train took the diverted route and instead of reaching Delhi next day night, we reached on 3rd day noon. That is instead of 24 hour journey it took us nearly 36 hours to reach.

Since the trains were delayed beyond expectation all passengers heaved a sigh of relief after they reached their destination.


That was one journey we had unique experience wherein all were helpful towards each other and concerned. Wherein everyone was like a big family, sharing food, water. 


I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th – 14thDecember 2013. 

And this was one of my experience.



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2 comments:

  1. Travels are truly unique and enriching in experience. Lovely lines, 'we meet some people, who sometimes we never meet in entire lifetime, some who are best forgotten then and there and some whom we meet and forget and after a long span of time we meet, and become friends for life time.' It says it all, Aparna:)

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  2. Thanks for the lovely comment Vishal :)

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