It was getting really hard for me to stay at home and be with my baby after living a corporate life and always thinking of climbing professional ladder with time. Being a mother, staying at home was a combined choice that my husband and I made. So I had no regrets about it but it was still not going down well with me.
Its at that time my husband realized that what I need is a good break from the mundane life that I have now adopted. So here came the big news. He sent me on a trip for 18 days to Europe with my bestie. Can you imagine? He would be managing our child with the help of our moms while I would be walking on the streets of some of my favorite places in Europe.
So here I was ready to explore the world and enjoy the adventure. Our first destination was Amsterdam. Full of youth and beautiful canals, this place was to start the independent and party feel within us. Canal boat ride was super amazing and I don’t need to even speak about Amsterdam’s nightlife.
Next we headed over to Scotland, Edinburgh. From a place like Amsterdam, which is buzzing with people 24*7, Edinburgh is very silent. We visited the Edinburgh Castle and spent most of our times at beautiful cafes and at Princess Street busy shopping and dined at Wagamama, a must try Japanese cuisine eatery famous world over. We also went to see the Loch Ness, which was amazing, and no, we too didn’t find the Loch Monster that is believed to be in Loch. Scotland sleeps early.
Hop over to our next destination; we went to Lake District. For two girls who love shopping and eating good food and hustle and bustle, this place was very slow and dull for us. However, Lake District is very picturesque and it was good for us to just relax.
The last leg of our trip was the beautiful, classy and my favorite, London. I have always wanted to travel to London and here I was, breathing the air of this beautiful city. My #happiness knew no bounds as we explored London from length and breadth. The ride in the London Eye, where you can see the London from top, to cruising in Thames, walking from there towards Big Ben and all the way to Buckingham Palace, all on foot to feel the city, was just awesome. London drew me crazy with all the shopping that I could do. I also went to Oxford and saw the famous Oxford University.
This break was just for 18 days, but what mattered to me the most was my husbands understanding and knowing that my #Happiness lies in travel and being with people. These 18 days were some of the best days of my life. I felt young again (not that I am any old ).
It’s been exactly 5 years to this trip today and I can still talk on and on but here I am restricted by words and your reading span. I will just finish this by a quoting a line by Ibn Batuta; “Travelling leaves you speechless and turns you into a storyteller“.
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