The beginning of a road trip..#Anecdotes

Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 12.43.25 pmI travel quite a lot, when I travel. What I mean here is, once I get started travelling I somehow find that there are more trips planned, more places to see..and this travelling spree begins. My family and I (my two sisters, parents and myself) decided to go for a one-day trip to Shravanbelgola (loong name, right?) where there is a 50 foot statue in a temple on top of a mountain. You have to climb that mountain. No shoes allowed. I’m not even kidding. So, my family decided that we were up to the challenge, and started on our way.

Let’s just discuss road trips now. For me, the best part about road trips is definitely..being on the road. Just the endless landscape of sky and terrain, and everything whizzing by has a very calming and strengthening effect on me. I definitely recommend going on trips with family. Because after all as someone once said (I can’t remember who-Ralph Waldo Emerson, maybe?) that ‘you should only travel with people you love.’

So I just thought I’ll share some pictures from the beginning of the road trip on this post, if you’d like to see.

Railroad

We got stuck on the road for a good hours almost one hour in the journey, because of the railroad. We were stuck because there was a train coming in. My dad took this shot by walking to the railroad junction through the throng of stationary cars to see what was up. Well, the rest of us caught up on our beauty sleep in the car, anyway.road landscapeAfter some time on the road, we stopped at a highway restaurant to eat breakfast, at around 7 am. We had left the house at 5 am. South Indian cuisine is possibly my favourite type of food to eat outside. It’s so simple and so delicious that you might possibly end up ordering more than you need to. And eating it all too. Idlis, dosas (the paper dosas are especially long! the hat dosa is shaped like a..hat.), hot filter coffee brewed the South Indian way, and some yummy sweet dish that I don’t remember the name of (maybe some sweet appam/halwa?) make a nice breakfast.

idli south indian rice puffy cakes

hat dosa triangle

This dosa was so big that I couldn’t even put the whole thing in frame! I only had my 50 mm lens with me, oh well. It was yum.Long Paper Dosa Breakfast

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Top it all off with the most scrumptious hot coffee! Mmm. It’s so good you don’t even need biscuits to go with it.

south indian filter coffee

The ceiling fans were kinda cute.

ceiling fans at restaurant

After breakfast, we just chilled for a bit in the restaurant park before heading back on the road.

park at restaurant

leaves

pretty pony rocking chair at park restaurant

tic tac toe park at restaurant

leaves

Some sights on the road:

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embellished tower bridge

road landscape

Temple construction on hill photo taken through car window

on the road

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As soon as we got to the rocky terrain, we were almost there! The rest of the trip coming up in several instalments..hope you enjoyed a page out of my #traveldiaries!

roadtrip