The Hongkong transit Màoxiǎn shíjiān

I googled voraciously and started dreaming about the drunken pleasure I would get by venturing out on my own, at an absolutely unknown place, just by myself. I have always wanted to do that. I was so wasted for a couple of hours in those thoughts. 🙂  Hah! and then all the awesome-transforming euphoria was butchered by my dad’s news reading obsession . “There are protests going on there”. That was all he said. And I could see my dreams spilling all over like the milkmaid’s. I read up, and huh! Why do people have to read news. :/

So, all the thoughts had to be hushed up whenever they jumped up like the air bubbles in the bath! There is still a month to go. May be everyone would make up and call it truce.

Come December 16 and there I land in Hongkong. Breakfast in air, brush in the loo, and I am all set. Information centre, and they have everything printed out for you. Probably because they won’t guide you much verbally. Bhasha ka problem you see.
(Language problem)

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Good-bye Goa



11months of vacation! Tempting.

We came to Goa last November. It was excitement + apprehension. Never did we get to stay at a vacationing land in all these years of hopping places.

Goa is definitely very different from the rest. Relaxed and laid back, no wonder people are crazy about this place when they want a break from the craziness of the city life. We know enough about the beach side life and action. Visiting is heaven on its own, staying is beyond that. Shops won’t open before 9 in the morning, 1 to 4 in the afternoon is lunch time and hence closed, and seldom is any shop open after 8 in the evening. Even the doctor pulls his shutter down after 8! Why not? Nobody would come this late!  Sunday is like a curfew, and I am not joking. all the shops are on a holiday; medical stores are included when I say shops, but not the wine stores (c’mon, it’s Goa)! May be no one falls ill on a Sunday! And if you do, there are other medicines too 😉  Continue reading