“Travel is the bridge between you and everything.”
The other day I was reading Deb’s blog where she spoke about travel exhaustion. It then dawned upon me that I had been bitten by the wanderlust bug all of 2023. I left home to travel every month of 2023, whether it was for a family commitment, a pleasure trip, or something that stoked my calling. I did not travel outside of India this year. The trips I made were worthwhile, even though most of them were for a set of personal commitments.
What better way therefore, to wrap the year with myriad vignettes of my wanderlust chronicles.
I remember writing about Ferwehwhich in German translates to a longing for far off places. I have no qualms in saying I personify Fernweh and am always open to exploring places, unexplored. India is a rich, diverse country of versatile landscapes and cultures, and one life time would not be enough to explore all that it has to offer. And then, there is the world to explore too. Sigh!
Without much ado, lets head into this year’s Wanderlust Chronicles.
Wanderlust Chronicles 2023 – I
I’ve covered the Wanderlust Chronicles 2023 – I, till April. I intend to take up the second edition next week. I don’t wish to inundate you with way too many pictures. Moreover, it’s less time consuming for me as well, to compile a longer post. Will save you more stories for the coming week that will include the rest of 2023 and the wanderlust that came with it.
The forest jaunts end here.
When I say forests, I mean national parks. I haven’t visited any since April this year except the birding ones. Though, there are a few other facets from my my travels, including a boat ride in an oxbow lake, a walk in the monsoon drenched hills with a serpentine river and a family reunion and celebration galore, during our auspicious festival Diwali, etc.
Watch this space!
Meanwhile, take good care.
Don’t let the Christmas to-do list tire you out too much. Breath and be.
Enjoy the crisp winter sun and do savour the sunsets. (that’s a reminder for me as well) <3
Love, light and laughter,
Pssst:It’s a perfect time to let go of what no longer serves you – the year’s ending too. Here’s an anniversary edition of Let her Go with Ed Sheeran and Passenger who did the original cover. I love this version too.
Chipping in with the Instagram reel for this post because it has a video! 🙂