I have travelled solo for good number of times. People often ask me what was your greatest fear when you first started travelling? Was it safety? Was it that you won't get food of your likes? Was it, what would happen if you get robbed or fell sick? Well, as surprising it may sound, it was none of all these things. My greatest fear was what would happen if I get lost.
I have always had such bad sense of direction. It's so worse that I would take days to learn way to my own flat or office. It is so damn difficult for me. When I first started travelling I feared what if I won't be able to reach my own hotel at the end of day. But, slowly I started loving to get lost and stopped worrying about reaching a certain place.
Eventually, I found ways to tackle this like geotagging places, clicking pictures of turns and the trick that worked most was asking people. And it was the best since it followed some of the most beautiful conversations. I realised how much I loved doing that.
I get lot of such questions like how can you be so bad at directions since you are a Traveller? How can you not know about such a famous place, isn't this your thing? How can you get altitude sickness since you travel so much? .
To that my answer is, yea sure there have been so many times I have reached places I never intended to only by mistake. But those were the best stories to tell later on. I might not know about a very famous place but I know about so many least known others. At the end I am also a human being who can get sick too but inspite of that I choose to travel
I am not a Traveller. I am just a girl who loves to travel, to get lost and to explore space outside and within. .
PS: this picture is of the times when I got lost in the fluttering prayer flags, cold wind and the beauty of Madhuri lake. Also, cheers to getting lost. .