The world is full of beautiful places and there are travelers who want to explore it all. There are many ways to explore this beautiful world. And the major part of this journey are the people. The people we meet along the way and also the people who travel with us.
I spent my last weekend at Visakapatnam and decided to go for scuba diving at a ship wreck recently explored by Livein Adventures. The ship wreck is located at Chintapalli village in Vizianagram district and is nearly 70 kms from Vizag. The training session for first time divers would happen the day before in a swimming pool.
I come from a middle class family for which even the simple luxuries of life come at a later stage and when they come we cherish that moment forever. I still remember the excitement when I boarded my first flight five years ago or when I bought my first DSLR or when I first traveled on my own and visited Ladakh and even better when I did my first scuba diving in Andaman! They were all life changing experiences.
“To me, being spiritual means…whispering to trees, laughing with flowers, falling in love with sunsets, consulting water and worshipping the stars. One hand to my heart. One hand to the Earth.” – Tanya Markul
The increasing stress of today’s life makes people seek ways to refresh and rejuvenate themselves. Some travel, some meditate, some listen music, some head to the sacred places and some go into seclusion while some take the path of yogic life. And for me getting away from the mad rat race of the normal life and going back to the roots is a way to refresh my soul. Experiential holidays are a wonderful way of rejuvenating our energies and also to just lay down for a while away from the targets and the societal pressures. So I spent a few days just doing ‘nothing in particular’ at a quiet village in Mayabunder tehsil of North and Middle Andaman district.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by. And that has made all the difference.”
I remember these lines of Robert Frost when I think about the experience I had while crossing the sandbar @Ross and Smith, two islands connected with a strip of sand thus earning the nickname “Twin Islands” which in itself is a unique spectacle of nature. While on a trip to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, if you have been to Radhanagar beach in Havelock and thought you have seen the best beach in Asia, then wait till you have set foot on the Ross and Smith Islands in Diglipur. Continue reading